According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 Food Systems Summit reports, 1 in 10 people in the world are affected by foodborne diseases every year, and children under the age of five are at high risk.
According to the global report of the World Health Organization, it is emphasized that food safety should be a priority for public health, given the possibility of increasing food-borne diseases, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
Füsun Zehra Özkan, who has a PhD in agricultural economics and is a lecturer in the gastronomy department, gave information about the studies carried out to ensure food safety and prevent the emergence of food-borne diseases.
Pointing out that unsafe foods have caused health problems since ancient times, Dr. Özkan said, “Food safety is one of the issues that is considered important at all times and that effective measures should be taken. International organizations such as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and national organizations of each country, non-governmental organizations carry out scientific studies and research to provide solutions for food safety and access to safe food. is running,” he said.