World Food Safety Day – June 07, 2020

The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on 7th June, 2020 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.

Theme  of  World Food safety Day 2020 – ‘Food safety, everyone’s business’

Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers.  Everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health.

Role of trans fat and food safety

On this World Food Safety Day, we must remember that it is not only important to eat hygienic food but it is also important eat nutritious food like trans fat free food.  Trans fats, which are unsaturated fatty acids, are industrially produced fats which is partially hydrogenated oil. Because of its chemical properties it is difficult for us to metabolize and therefore unsafe. WHO figures show that trans fat accounts for over half a million death every year globally and in India it is responsible for the death of over 75000 death annually which is highest in the world. Trans fat consumption also leads to increase in low density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and decrease in high density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol levels in our body which is turn is responsible for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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