World Food Safety Day 2022 marked recently in June is a call to arms to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve overall human health through food consumption.
Facilitated by government bodies World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, this year’s theme of “Safer Food, Better Health” specifically highlights the role that safe, nutritional food plays in ensuring human health and well-being.
- The Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program supports food safety by providing evidence of livestock history and on-farm practices to give confidence to consumers that the red meat they eat is safe, clean and high quality.
- The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) helps to support food safety by ensuring each animal can be identified and given a status should they be exposed to a disease to protect food safety and human consumption of red meat.
- National Vendor Declarations (NVD / eNVD) enable the livestock’s movements to be traced and the animals’ isolated should they be exposed to disease to prevent the spread and impact to the food chain.