Food safety is "global problem" killing millions per year

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A child eating discarded airplane food at the Dandora dumpsite, Nairobi
© David Gough/IRIN

Ensuring food is safe for consumption and will not lead to illness or death is a global issue, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, recently announced that World Health Day in 2015 would be dedicated to food safety.

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimate two million people annually—mostly children.

Angelika Tritscher, an expert on food safety at WHO, began by explaining to Stephanie Coutrix the difference between food safety and food security.

Duration: 2'56"

 

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