World Environmental Health Day – 26 September 2018

25 September 2018

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Every year since 2011, World Environmental Health Day has been celebrated on 26 September. This year’s theme of ‘Global food safety and sustainability’ aims to support the provision of more safe food, to make use of precious water and nutrient resources and for communities to increasingly value sustainable food production.

Food safety is currently being challenged by global dimensions of food supply chains, the need for a reduction in food waste and efficient use of natural resources such as clean water. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalised, the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is becoming more and more evident.

More information about World Environmental Health Day is available on the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) website