World Accreditation Day 2020 highlights the role of accreditation in improving food safety. Building on World Accreditation Day 2019, which highlighted the role of accreditation in adding value to supply chains, the 2020 World Accreditation Day spotlights accreditation’s role in improving food safety. Applied to the food sector, accreditation helps improve food safety. It does this across the whole of the food supply chain from farm to fork, through food production, processing and packaging, storage and transportation, to retail and catering, helping build layers of assurance in the supply chain.

World Accreditation Day 2020 with the theme of Accreditation Improving Food Safety sets out to illustrate how in just the one area, food safety, accreditation contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3). World Accreditation Day 2020 comes just two days after the second ever World Food Safety Day, which aims to highlight the need for safe food. Through accreditation bodies and subsequently accredited certification bodies, inspection bodies and laboratories, the conformity assessment community continuously strives to help deliver safer food.

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