What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

World Food Safety Day

6 June, 2019

23 million people falling ill and an estimated 4700 per year lose their lives from unsafe food each year in Europe is just the tip of the iceberg. This is according to a review of the most recent available data entitled  “The burden of foodborne diseases in the WHO European Region”. These findings are presented on the occasion of the first-ever World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2019. The WHO European Region will join partners across the world in celebrating the day to raise awareness and promote action to improve food safety.According to the estimates, the most frequent causes of foodborne illness are diarrhoeal disease agents.
The most common is norovirus with an estimated 15 million cases, followed by Campylobacter spp., which is responsible for almost 5 million cases. Non-typhoidal Salmonella spp. causes the majority of deaths.