World Food Safety Day: Alexander The Great Also Died Of Food Poisoning
World Food Safety Day Special Today: According to new research, the first documented evidence of food poisoning dates back to 323 BC, that is, diseases related to food security are not a modern lifestyle and packaged food, but it is an age-old problem.
World Food Safety Day is celebrated every year on 7 June. The day emphasizes on promoting safe and healthy food and preventing, identifying and banning the risks associated with food security. Alexander, who conquered half the world, had died of food poisoning.
what is food security
Food safety means ignoring the hazards present in our food and food items, which can cause serious health harm to us. Therefore, this day has an important role to ensure food security at every stage of the food chain from production to harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, preparation and consumption. World Food Safety Day is celebrated every year to make the general public aware of the importance of food security. Let us know about some important facts related to World Food Safety Day-
Every year, 600 million (600 million) people worldwide fall ill from food-borne diseases.
Not only this, in developed and developing countries around the world, 3 million people die annually from diseases caused by food and polluted water.
The world’s first documented case of food poisoning dates back to 323 BC.
According to a doctor at the University of Maryland who studied the symptoms and historical records of Alexander’s death, Alexander is believed to have died of typhoid fever caused by Salmonella.
In 1202 AD, King John of Britain enacted the first British food law in the form of ‘The Aises of Bread’, which banned bogus claims of making bread from peas and beans.
It is estimated that there are about 600 million foodborne diseases worldwide annually.
One in 10 people in the world get sick from eating toxic or unhealthy food.
40 percent of children under the age of 5 suffer from food poisoning. Of these 125,000 children die annually.
In 2018, World Food Safety Day was celebrated for the first time by the World Health Organization.
The theme of the 2021 World Food Safety Day is ‘Safe food today is a healthy future tomorrow’.
Every year, 20 percent of the food items are thrown in the garbage due to the date on the food packets, due to which they are considered spoiled.
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