As per the United Nations proclamation, global leaders stated that people are supposed to work more carefully to eradicate hazardous foods that can cause death and ill health, charge emerging countries about $100 Bn every year and affect the ecological development.
On the opening session of the Global Food Safety Conference in Addis Ababa, Jose Graziano, Director-General of UN Food and Agriculture Organization stated that “There is no security of food without keeping the food safe”.
At an event organized by the African Union, UN World Health Organization, FAO and World Trade Organization, da Silva commented that “Protecting food is the responsibility of public. All individuals should work together to increase food safety in international and national political agendas”.
As per the survey of UN, food adulterated with viruses, bacteria, parasites, chemicals or toxins affects around 700 million individuals to fall ill and approximately 4,20,000 causes death across the globe each year.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that “Hazardous food is accountable for hundreds of thousands of demises each year, but has not acknowledged the political courtesy it asks for”.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus even claims that “To endure that people have the right to protect food earns continuous investment in laboratories, stringent rules, monitoring and surveillance. Globally, the safety of food is every individual’s issue”.
A statement approved by FAO claims that infection related to hazardous food put stress on the healthcare systems and harm economies, tourism and trade. The influence of hazardous food charges middle and low-income economies approximately $100 Bn in productivity every year.
As per the declaration, a dominant theme of the conference of Addis Ababa is that systems of food safety requirements to keep up the speed with the procedure food is consumed and produced.
In the statement, it is stated that shared information, information technologies, education and training play a major role in creating the safe food and facing the challenges modeled by the globalization of production of food, climate change, increase in urbanization and population”.
In the conference, Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission stated that “Deprived of the food safety, it is impossible to accomplish the security of food”.
Approximately 130 nations are participating in the Addis Ababa Conference, comprising trade, health and agriculture ministers. Important representatives and scientific experts from the private sector, organizations of civil society, food producer, customer and partner agencies are participating.