World Food Safety Day : Moving Towards Food Safety

Everyone should be aware of the dangers they are exposing themselves to by disregarding food safety regulations, which is why World Food Safety Day is significant. It urges people to be aware of the food they eat in order to ensure a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. We may be consuming parasites, viruses, bacteria, and chemical compounds through contaminated food products since very small creatures such as parasites, viruses, bacteria, and chemical substances are not visible to us. Many startups are assisting us in identifying the dangers. Food safety has a critical role in assuring that food stays safe at every stage of the food chain – from production to harvest, processing, storage, distribution, all the way to preparation and consumption.

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict, and migrants. An estimated 420 000 people around the world die every year after eating contaminated food and children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the foodborne disease burden, with 125 000 deaths every year.

World Food Safety Day on 7 June aims to draw attention to and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development. On this day dedicated to food safety and food hygiene, Bhau Startup Incubation Programme would like to put their Food hygiene startups forwards such as Flabrr, Agrozee Organic Pvt. Ltd, Parenteco, Grotoy, and Growloc.

Flabrr is a Bangalore-based kitchen automation business with a mission to revolutionize flatbread production. They want to be able to give a variety of flatbreads from around the world at the push of a button, with no sacrifice on taste due to the technology. This makes the entire flatbread-making process simple and accessible to all family members.

One of the other Food hygiene-related startups is Growloc. They call themselves a team of Young folks innovating and trying to make Hydroponics & other soilless farming methods a mainstream source of food.

Because of our mismanaged lives, we are being forced circumstantially to eat food that isn’t good for our health, but all these startups are trying hard to excel in their domain through sheer hard work and willingness to make our food safe and as nutritious as it uses to be!