Egypt’s Danone, FAO sign agreement to enhance food safety measures

Ingy Deif, Thursday 29 Jul 2021

The partnership is meant to improve the sustainability of food systems, said FAO director-general

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) logo.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed a partnership agreement with Danone, an Egyptian private sector company, to improve agricultural and nutritional practices and food safety measures in Egypt.

The partnership is meant to raise awareness and encourage better eating habits in Egypt through various measures, such as sharing data on food consumption and nutritional intakes.

Other measures include the exchange of information on food safety problems. FAO will give courses and digital certification to private sector stakeholder employees and promote compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and responsible corporate behaviour in global agricultural supply chains.

In a joint statement, the partnership stakeholders stressed that sustainable food and farming practices should be bolstered, and people need to have access to more diversified and healthier nutritious meals.

“This partnership will assist in promoting efforts to enhance food security and nutrition and improve the sustainability of food systems,” FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said.  

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