Supporting the Global Food Security Strategy through Strengthened Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems
Unsafe food threatens public health and undermines food security at local, regional and global levels. The benefits of extensive development activities targeting food insecurity are drained away when food products are contaminated. Microbial and chemical contaminants are of particular concern, as are fungal pathogens.
The Food Safety Network (FSN) directly supports the USG Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) and its goals of improving food security, reducing poverty, and reducing malnutrition.
Via interagency collaboration, the Food Safety Network provides access to knowledge and training to support efforts to integrate Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) interventions to address food safety, animal health, and plant health in trade along agricultural value chains.