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Food Safety and Nutrition Security

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Nutrition security refers to ensuring the access to food that is nutritious as well as sufficient. This concept is increasingly being used nowadays to stress the importance of the quality of food for people of all ages. Nutrition and food safety interlinked, particularly in countries and regions where food supplies are insecure. When food becomes scarce, hygiene, safety and nutrition aspects are often ignored as people shift to less nutritious diets and consume more 'unsafe foods', which inevitably pose a health risk. As a measure of prevention, efficient food safety interventions are require through coordinated action throughout the food supply chain. Taking these into account, national food safety systems should not only cater to improving health in countries with insecure food supplies, but they should also focus on effective preventive measures against contamination and health hazards transmitted via the food supply chain. There are many obstacles to building efficient food safety systems and nutrition security, not least the lack of political awareness. Food safety as a health problem is still rarely acknowledged by decision makers in many of the developing countries, and this viewpoint is often given little priority by major donors as well. This Research Topic aims to collate views and frameworks which are targeted towards addressing these concerns and issues. In addition, papers are welcome along the following themes, which are relevant to the fundamentals of assuring food safety and nutrition security:

1. Harmonization in global nutrition standards and legislation
1.1 Global Nutrition Standards
1.2 Global Nutrition Legislation for health claims & labeling
1.3 Global Legislation in PARNUTS claims & labeling
1.4 Harmonization Principles in Global Nutrition Legislation

2. Global Nutrition Education
2.1 Food and Nutrition Public Services and Promotion
2.2 Curricula for Nutrition in Public Schools and Professional Training Programs
2.3 Nutrition Education Public Programs

Please note that the scope of this Research Topic will not only be limited to these areas, but to Food Safety and Security as a whole.


Keywords: Food Safety, Global Nutrition Legislation, Nutrition Labelling, Nutrition Security, Nutrition Standards


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Nutrition security refers to ensuring the access to food that is nutritious as well as sufficient. This concept is increasingly being used nowadays to stress the importance of the quality of food for people of all ages. Nutrition and food safety interlinked, particularly in countries and regions where food supplies are insecure. When food becomes scarce, hygiene, safety and nutrition aspects are often ignored as people shift to less nutritious diets and consume more 'unsafe foods', which inevitably pose a health risk. As a measure of prevention, efficient food safety interventions are require through coordinated action throughout the food supply chain. Taking these into account, national food safety systems should not only cater to improving health in countries with insecure food supplies, but they should also focus on effective preventive measures against contamination and health hazards transmitted via the food supply chain. There are many obstacles to building efficient food safety systems and nutrition security, not least the lack of political awareness. Food safety as a health problem is still rarely acknowledged by decision makers in many of the developing countries, and this viewpoint is often given little priority by major donors as well. This Research Topic aims to collate views and frameworks which are targeted towards addressing these concerns and issues. In addition, papers are welcome along the following themes, which are relevant to the fundamentals of assuring food safety and nutrition security:

1. Harmonization in global nutrition standards and legislation
1.1 Global Nutrition Standards
1.2 Global Nutrition Legislation for health claims & labeling
1.3 Global Legislation in PARNUTS claims & labeling
1.4 Harmonization Principles in Global Nutrition Legislation

2. Global Nutrition Education
2.1 Food and Nutrition Public Services and Promotion
2.2 Curricula for Nutrition in Public Schools and Professional Training Programs
2.3 Nutrition Education Public Programs

Please note that the scope of this Research Topic will not only be limited to these areas, but to Food Safety and Security as a whole.


Keywords: Food Safety, Global Nutrition Legislation, Nutrition Labelling, Nutrition Security, Nutrition Standards


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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