BSNA joins with International Special Dietary Foods Industries (ISDI) to support World Food Safety Day

To celebrate World Safety Day (7 June) BSNA has joined with International Special Dietary Foods Industries (ISDI) to recognise the importance of food safety and support ongoing partnership working to ensure food safety.

Safe and nutritious food plays an essential role in providing for the health and wellbeing of ‎people around the world, as well as supporting communities by driving economic ‎development and alleviating poverty. This is especially important during the COVID-19 ‎pandemic.‎

The specialist nutrition industry is proud to provide people with the essential safe and ‎nutritious foods they need to live, grow and thrive, as well as support the Sustainable ‎Development Goals of zero hunger, good health and wellbeing through building partnerships ‎for food safety. The quality and safety of food products is, and remains, an absolute priority.‎

During the current public health crisis, industry has put all necessary measures in place to ensure ‎that foods for special dietary use, such as infant formulas and foods for special medical ‎purposes (FSMPs), are available to provide for the specific nutritional requirements of those ‎that need them most. Furthermore, FSMPs and other nutrition interventions can be a lifeline ‎for COVID-19 patients, providing the essential nutrients they need to recover and thrive.‎

Since 1973, ISDI has supported the work of Codex Alimentarius to establish science-based ‎food standards, guidelines and codes of practice that ensure food safety and quality. ISDI and national associations like BSNA are committed to continue working with regulators, policy-‎makers and other stakeholders to improve the health and wellbeing of current and future ‎generations, and enhance food security. ‎

Industry works with national authorities to ensure safe and ‎nutritious foods are available for people with special dietary needs, providing support in ‎regulating food safety along the entire food chain and ensuring international standards are ‎met or even surpassed.

Together with ISDI, BSNA welcomes the third World Food Safety Day as an opportunity to recognise the people who ‎help keep our food safe and celebrate the role of safe and nutritious food in providing for the ‎health and wellbeing of people around the world and commit to continue working in partnership to maintain food safety in specialist nutrition.‎