Africa Should Strengthen Their Food Safety Systems: World Health Organization

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 17, 2017 at 11:35 AM Diet & Nutrition News
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The African region has the highest burden of food-borne diseases with more than 91 million people falling ill and another 137,000 dying in 2015, suggested a World Health Organization (WHO) study released in 2015.
 Africa Should Strengthen Their Food Safety Systems: World Health Organization
Africa Should Strengthen Their Food Safety Systems: World Health Organization

The development of regulations and standards is a way of improving food safety and nutrition. The WHO urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens.

WHO Representative in Kenya Rudi Eggers on Monday told a regional food safety conference in Nairobi that while countries in the region are at various stages of strengthening their food safety system, much remains to be done, Xinhua news agency reported.

Eggers said the strengthening of national food safety systems is a concern for the region as well as a priority for the WHO. He added that protecting human health in today's global food market is therefore an important challenge.

"The strengthening of food safety systems should be supported by capacity building and education in order to contribute to a comprehensive framework to address public health issues as well as facilitate trade in healthy and safe food," he noted.

Source: IANS

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