WHO: Governments should make food safety a public priority

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By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged different governments of countries in the Western Pacific Region to make food safety a public health priority.

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WHO cites need to ensure food safety from farm to plate on World Health Day

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By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized Monday that food safety assurance is the responsibility of all stakeholders and requires concerted action to safeguard food safety in the Region.

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April 7 is World Health Day

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150406125639Peter Hoejskov, World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Officer for Food Safety, expounds on the role of WHO to facilitate global prevention, detection and response to public health treats from unsafe food, including on the three main food safety hazard such as chemical, biological and physical contaminates during the press conference as part of the April 7 observance of World Health Day at the WHO regional office for the Western Pacific along United Nations Avenue, Manila on Monday (April 6, 2015). Also in photo is Dr. Li Ailan, WHO Director for Health Securities and Emergencies. World Health Day is celebrated every April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. (PNA photo by Roland Nablo)LAM/ron