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FST Recognises World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day is being observed on June 7, 2021 under the theme, “Food safety, everyone’s business.” The Day aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other relevant organizations. This international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe, mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally. Read more.

To learn about Faculty’s contribution to food safety, please visit The Caribbean Academy of Science Jamaica (CASJ) newsletters (Editor, Dr. Andrea Goldson-Barnaby) below which highlights the work of some of our students:

Volume 01 contains the following articles:
Coronavirus and food safety
Impact of Climate Change on Agro-processing in the Caribbean
Food recalls: are they increasing?
From fruit vendor to fruit science journal author
The ackee fruit 
Volume 02 contains the following articles:
A Letter from the Editor
Food Safety - Aspects for closer examination
Cyanide in cassava products
Nitrites in processed meats

Did You Know?

The Department of Chemistry coordinates The Better Process Control School (BPCS), an international certification course for processors of low acid and acidified foods which was first offered in Jamaica in 1980 by the University of Maryland in collaboration with the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the Food Technology Institute (Washington DC). The BPCS is currently managed by Dr. Donna Minott Kates.

To learn more about our food safety related programmes:

Published on 07 Jun, 2021

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