The United Arab Emirates University participates in the country’s celebrations of the World Food Safety Day, which was approved by the World Health Organization on June 7 of each year.
This year’s celebration is held under the slogan “Safe Food Today for a Healthy Tomorrow”, emphasizing that the production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy, and contributes to achieving food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, and access to markets. Tourism and sustainable development.
Dr. Motamed Ayyash, Assistant Professor at the College of Food and Agriculture at the United Arab Emirates University, said: “The United Arab Emirates celebrates World Food Safety Day as an active and leading member in the field of food safety at the regional and global levels. The wise leadership attaches great importance to food safety at all local and global levels. To ensure the safety of citizens and residents of the UAE alike.”
Dr. added. Ayyash: “The UAE applies the highest standards of food safety in food establishments operating within the country in order to provide safe and healthy food within the country. The government also pays great attention to providing brains and manpower by supporting educational programs to graduate a workforce specialized in the field of food, such as the Food Science Program in UAE University, which is the only program at the state level to graduate qualified people in food science and safety.
He explained: “The UAE University is keen to design and develop new curricula to meet the needs of the United Arab Emirates and harmonize modern trends and concepts of agricultural education in the new millennium, in addition to multidisciplinary curricula. Which is based on the concept of integrated systems and includes productive agriculture, food preparation, agribusiness, natural resources, and the environment. The farm of the College of Food and Agriculture at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Foah, which extends over about 40 hectares of land, and includes a range of state-of-the-art research facilities for scientists and students from various disciplines to develop and test innovative strategies that support food security in the region, is the ideal place to motivate students in ways of constructive thinking. On the importance of producing healthy and economically sound food.
Dr. concluded. Ayyash said: “The university will continue its continuous endeavor to include specialized academic curricula that aim to encourage individuals to adopt lifestyles that make them healthier and happier, while educating the public about the health risks resulting from food, and shedding light on food and food safety issues. Promoting the principle of “food safety is everyone’s responsibility” To ensure that the food we consume is safe and healthy.”