Ghana launches 2021 World Meals Safety Day

On 7 June 2021, Ghana joined the remainder of the sphere in commemorating 2021 World Meals Safety Day which targets to diagram attention to meals borne dangers and inspire the prepare of meals security standards to inspire stay, detect and prepare meals borne diseases. The day used to be common in Accra under the theme: ‘Protected Meals Now for a Wholesome The next day’. 


Present on the occasion were the Mr Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari – Chief Director of Ministry of Health, Mrs Delese A. A. Darko – Chief Executive Officer of Meals and Pills Authority, Dr Francis Kasolo – WHO Ghana Nation Representative, Representatives from the Meals and Agriculture Organization and the World Meals Programme among other virtual contributors.


The Minister for Health, Hon Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, in a speech learn on his behalf, lauded the collaborative effort between the Meals and Agriculture Organization and the FDA in organizing the tournament, and acknowledged he used to be hopeful that the fruitful discussions would trudge away contributors challenged to achieve their share to guarantee that adherence to meals security standards. 


The Chief Executive Officer of the Meals and Pills Authority, Mrs Delese A. Darko in her tackle mentioned that, the COVID-19 pandemic had made it loads more compelling for even stricter adherence to meals security standards to inspire increase the immune machine and stay disease transmission. She acknowledged the chosen theme for this year, helps the speculation that production and consumption of safe meals advantages all people and highlighted a couple of of the areas of succor as: Protected preservation and storage of meals, Prevention of meals borne diseases, Being a well-known part in meals security, Safety of the inhabitants’s well being, Economic prosperity and sustainable constructing.


Mrs Darko additional clarify a couple of of the works initiated by the Meals and Pills Authority (FDA) to guarantee that that meals security remained a priority for governance and the nation on the total. These encompass: Continuous public training in colleges, markets and other public locations, practising workshops for meals producers, meals carrier establishment operators and avenue meals vendors, facility inspections to bring producers, and meals handlers into compliance with precise manufacturing and precise hygiene practices to boot to the introduction of the Innovative License Scheme (PLS) to herald particular native micro and cramped scale meals manufactures in compliance with meals security requirements. 


Mrs Darko disclosed that the Ghana’s Meals and Pills Authority has adopted the National Meals Safety Emergency Response Concept (FoSERP) which used to be developed with enhance from the World Health Organization to present a blueprint to handbook a national and holistic response approach to meals security emergencies every time they come up.


A advisor of the Meals and Agriculture Organization, Dr Blaise Ouattara in a short observation wired that unsafe meals conditions negatively impact meals security, human well being, economic system, agriculture and market entry, in conjunction with that there may no longer be meals security with out meals security since contributors have to indulge in safe meals for sharp and wholesome lifestyles.  


The WHO Nation Representative for Ghana, Dr Francis Kasolo in his remarks counseled the Meals and Pills Authority and partners for marking the day per annum since its open in 2019. He acknowledged per World Health Organization world estimation, 600 million contributors, that’s 1 in 10 contributors, get dangle of sick whereas 420,000 died per annum on sage of tantalizing irascible meals stuff.  “Incidentally the African Continent contributes the very supreme selection of conditions and deaths with, more than 91 million contributors falling sick from tantalizing irascible meals and roughly 137,000 contributors dying yearly” he added. 


Dr Kasolo furthermore highlighted a World Monetary institution sage of 2018, which estimated a total loss of 110 billion USD in low and center earnings international locations attributable to conditions associated to foodborne diseases. He attributable to this truth re-echoed the have to institute preventive measures for detection of foodborne dangers along the meals chain. This, he acknowledged would inspire avert the tall economic losses low and center-earnings international locations suffer attributable to conditions associated to foodborne diseases. 


He additional mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic have to easy remind all people of the importance of the variation and strengthening of the One Health approaches in any nation’s preparedness and response efforts to emergencies in conjunction with these associated to foodborne disease. 


Dr Kasolo reiterated WHO’s commitment to enhance laboratory-primarily based foodborne disease surveillance, fabricate national potential to stay, detect and acknowledge to meals security emergencies to boot to participating in meals security well being promotion initiatives.

A advisor of the Meals and Agriculture Organization, Dr Blaise Ouattara in a short observation wired that unsafe meals conditions negatively impact meals security, human well being, economic system, agriculture and market entry, in conjunction with that there may no longer be meals security with out meals security since contributors have to indulge in safe meals for sharp and wholesome lifestyles.  


 

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