IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

06/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 08:58

IAEA and FAO Help Burkina Faso and Algeria to Enhance Food Safety

The IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) cooperate in supporting food safety and food quality programmes around the world to address food hazards, food fraud and advise countries on food irradiation. Among the beneficiaries of this programme have been Burkina Faso and Algeria. To celebrate World Food Safety Day, held this week, we are drawing attention to the importance of nuclear techniques in monitoring food safety. 'Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow' - this year's theme - recognizes how safe food contributes to a healthy life, economy, planet and future.