"La seguridad alimentaria está vinculada, directa o indirectamente, al logro de muchos de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), especialmente aquellos relacionados con la erradicación del hambre y la pobreza y la promoción de la buena salud y el bienestar. La seguridad alimentaria y nutricional se logra solo cuando los elementos esenciales de una dieta saludable son seguros para comer. Los alimentos inocuos también son vitales para el crecimiento y la transformación de la agricultura, necesarios para alimentar a una población mundial creciente y más próspera, la modernización de los sistemas alimentarios nacionales y la integración favorable de un país en los mercados regionales e internacionales.

Según las estimaciones realizadas por el Grupo de Referencia de Epidemiología de la Carga de Enfermedades Transmitidas por los Alimentos (FERG) de la OMS, en 2010 la carga mundial de enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos se estimó en 600 millones, casi 1 de cada 10 personas en el mundo, enferman después de ingerir alimentos contaminados y 420 000 mueren cada año, lo que suma el equivalente a 33 millones de Años de vida ajustados por discapacidad (AVAD). Los problemas relacionados con la seguridad alimentaria siguen causando casi 2000 muertes diarias en el continente africano. Los brotes de contaminación, diarrea y otras enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos siguen siendo muy elevados."

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