UNIDO & FSSC to promote food safety; ISO plans to update standards

By Tejaswita Tiwari  | Date: 2022-06-22

UNIDO & FSSC to promote food safety; ISO plans to update standards

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Foundation FSSC have reportedly collaborated on the promotion of food safety in low-middle-income countries. This also seeks to reduce the prevalence of foodborne diseases.  

Primarily, the joint endeavour led by UNIDO and the non-profit organization that oversees the FSSC 22000 certification is expected to go on for an initial period of three years.

The collaboration aims to establish highly efficient food safety systems in low and middle-income countries by enhancing capacity building to restrict the impact of foodborne illnesses on different social and economic aspects.

Reportedly, two countries will be provided with support each year to create a food safety culture.

The support provided to the select countries will help small and medium-sized enterprises, food safety authorities, food safety practitioners, and national agencies to ensure that the food made and supplied in the country is safe for local consumption.

Speaking on the latest development, Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, MD of UNIDO’s Directorate of Digitalization, Technology & Agri-Business, emphasized on the agency’s competency in promoting food safety throughout the value chain via capacity-building initiatives.

Bernardo has promised complete commitment to the latest FSSC partnership that focuses on reducing socio-economic disruptions caused by foodborne illnesses in the deprived areas of the world.

It has been mentioned that global food safety requires joint efforts via international partnerships or collaborations.

Moreover, the Foundation FSSC will get on board with existing technical cooperation and become a part of the new joint projects to ultimately share knowledge that will encourage food safety capacity building for local production and consumption.

Aldin Hilbrands, Director General of the Foundation FSSC, commented that in addition to the partnership focused on supporting food capacity building at different levels, FSSC is also an active participant in terms of sharing insights to accelerate the local development of food safety systems.

Meanwhile, on World Food Safety Day, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rolled out updated ISO 22003 standards – part 1 focuses on the certification of food safety management systems, while part 2 covers processes, products, and food safety services.

Source Credit: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2022/06/unido-and-fssc-hope-to-reduce-foodborne-disease-iso-updates-standards/

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