The Department of Nutrition & Food Engineering (NFE) at Daffodil International University (DIU), Bangladesh, festively celebrated World Food Safety Day-2023 on 7th June with the participation of more than five hundred students. This event, organized by the department, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring food safety and promoting sustainable food practices. The celebration of World Food Safety Day-2023 at NFE, DIU, was a grand affair that brought together students, faculty members, industry experts, and professionals from various fields related to food safety.

Professor Dr. M. A. Rahim, a fruit scientist, also joined the rally and discussion session with the faculty members to discuss different food safety issues.

Every year, 600 million people get sick due to the 200 different types of illnesses that can be transmitted by food. Young people and populations with limited resources are among the most affected. Foodborne illnesses cause 420,000 preventable deaths every year.

Professor Dr. M. Bellal Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Science, gave his valuable speech and the role of graduates in ensuring food safety.

This year’s theme is “Food Standards Save Lives”. Standards not only provide farmers and processors with guidance on the hygienic handling of food, but also define maximum levels of additives and contaminants, among other components, that can be safely consumed.

And also, Dr.Nizam Uddin, Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering, give his welcome speech on World Food Safety Day.

The successful celebration of World Food Safety Day-2023 by the Department of Nutrition & Food Engineering (NFE), Daffodil International University (DIU), underscored the institution’s commitment to promoting food safety and creating awareness among students and the wider community. By organizing such events, the department continues to play a vital role in nurturing future professionals who will ensure our food systems’ safety and sustainability. Overall, this event served as a platform to educate, inspire, and empower individuals to make informed choices and take action towards building a safer and healthier food environment for all.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of policymakers, food safety authorities, farmers, food business operators, cooks, scientists, teachers, students and consumers, to play active role in making safe food for all.

Let’s work together for food safety and good health!

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Writer’s biography:

Juwel Rana, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nutrition & Food Engineering (NFE), Faculty of Allied Health Science, has been involved in teaching since 2017. MrJuwel graduated and post-graduated in Food Engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University.