GATE college organizes programs to mark World Food Safety Day

10th Jun, 2019 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 10: United Nations, World Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) and World Health Organization(WHO) has jointly announced to celebrate World Food Safety Day from June 7 under the theme "Food Safety, everyone's business" throughout the world.

In the following occasion, Nepal Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE) college has organized various programs to spread awareness about food safety. WHO, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to facilitate Member States effort to celebrate the World Food Safety Day this year and in coming years.

Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health.  Foodborne diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade.  With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne diseases annually - almost 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated - food safety is an increasing threat to human health.  Children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the foodborne disease burden with 125 000 deaths every year.

In the program, Chair of Chef's Association of Nepal, Govinda K.C, Suraj Pradhan of World Travel Association(Australia), Chief Administrator Chef of GATE vocation, Kumar Chalise and Principle of Johnson and Wales University , Siren Riddle spoke about various issues regarding foods safety. The final closing speech by Communication officer of Gate college and team leader of program Jagadish Adhikari.