A guide to World Food Safety Day 2022

Let’s start creating lasting change


Safety first. We are all food consumers, and we all want our food to be safe. Why?

Foodborne diseases range from mild to very serious and can even lead to death. From

a social perspective, they contribute to absenteeism from school and work and reduce

productivity. If we come together collectively to incorporate good food safety practices

in our day-to-day lives, we can prevent foodborne illness and promote productivity.

Each person has a role to play – whether you grow, process, transport, store, sell, buy,

prepare or serve food – food safety is in your hands.


The United Nations established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of food

safety. Year after year we see a growing number of World Food Safety Day initiatives

that help increase the public's awareness of food safety, which is a great achievement.

We need to continue our work, together, to ensure that this trend continues and invite

everyone to join us in the 2022 campaign.


Use this guide for ideas on how to take part in World Food Safety Day.