By Mariella Bustamante
At the 75th Session of the World Health Assembly held in May 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a new global strategy for food safety for the years 2022 to 2030. The strategy, which was officially launched in October 2022, is designed to tackle emerging food safety challenges and offer support to help countries strengthen their national food safety systems.
In a fact sheet on food safety, WHO states that one in ten people fall ill yearly due to foodborne illnesses. With this in mind, the strategy’s vision aims to give stakeholders the tools they need to strengthen their food safety systems and reduce food-borne diseases (FBDs) so that people everywhere can consume food that is safe and healthy.
The following summarizes the strategic priorities mentioned in WHO’s Global Strategy For Food Safety for 2022 to 2030: