Organized by: Consumers International
Overview Consumers are at the heart of food safety; it is their health and lives that are put at risk by unsafe food. Yet there is potential for consumer voices to play a far stronger role in developing food safety solutions – such as improving consumer information and education; shaping standards at national and international level; and transforming supply chains to guarantee access to safe food. This session aims to provide an initial platform for this cross-cutting engagement, bringing together a range of stakeholders to explore the value that a consumer rights lens can bring to food safety solutions.
• To platform consumer perspectives on food safety solutions, highlighting the role of changing consumer choices, but also the actions needed across food systems to make safe food accessible for all.
• To facilitate engagement between food safety stakeholders from diverse geographic contexts, through the lens of consumer rights and needs.
• To highlight the value that consumer advocates can bring to food safety solutions-building, both through the work they are already doing, and through future opportunities to deepen engagement.