- Faculty & Staff
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:
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.
Published on 07 Jun, 2021