World Food Safety Day 2021

What is food safety, and why is it important?

All production, handling, storing, and preparation of foods to prevent infection relate to food safety, ensuring that the general public are not adversely affected when consuming the end product. 

This year’s World Food Safety Day theme "Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow", is aimed at highlighting actions that prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism and sustainable development. 

At Veolia, this speaks to the heart of our core business purpose – aimed at ecological transformation, and we’re proud to play an active role.

Like most industries, the Food and Beverage (F&B) community face their own risks and challenges, in particular:

  • High  water and energy consumption (depletion of resources)
  • High volumes of waste production 

Furthermore, strict hygiene and safety regulations mean added pressure to ensure 100% compliance and the prevention of any adverse events.  

First-hand expertise, Veolia’s innovative solutions.

Veolia’s expertise and experience in this sector means we not only offer sustainable value but ensure that our approach enables optimization, regulatory compliance, competitive pricing, and quality guarantee to our clients 

Food production requires large amounts of water in each step of production, thus the need for the reuse of wastewater is growing. 

Veolia’s digital technology like HUBGRADE™ brings water treatment solutions to the food and beverage industry. A complete and customizable suite of digital services that can help monitor, manage and optimise water treatment processes, HUBGRADE™ is enabling companies to:

  • optimize water, energy, and chemical consumption
  • improve operating efficiency and stability
  • Reduce maintenance costs and prevent costly downtime
  • reduce non-compliance incidents and lower environmental impact
  • enhance equipment monitoring thus ensuring the reliability of operations
  • gain a complete view of operating status, historically and this happens in real-time

The HUBGRADETM digital suite offers all professionals and communities a coherent and effective solution for improving the environmental impact of water treatment facilities whilst maximising value.


A further challenge in F&B operations is adequate waste disposal, given that these processes often produce large amounts of industrial and organic waste. The possibility of green energy, energy that is produced through agricultural valorisation turns possible waste into a usable resource thus further enabling sustainable practices in such operations. Like many other industrial players, Food and Beverage organisations are always on the lookout for ways in which they can reduce, sort, and recycle solid waste in an appropriate manner and achieve a “zero waste to landfill” objective. Some companies also take it one step further and source from secondary raw material in order to reduce the overall environmental footprint of their products without compromising on product quality or integrity. 

At Veolia, we’re able to offer solutions in water, waste, and energy management that enable the achievement of lifecycle optimisation whilst simultaneously adhering to safety and environmental regulations. 

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World Food Safety Day - United Nations