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25 April 2012, Dhaka    

The FAO Food Safety Project in Bangladesh ( has recently launched a new food safety awareness campaign to improve household food safety and hygiene practices. The BCC campaign was developed following findings of the first national survey of household food safety and hygiene practices, knowledge and beliefs, jointly conducted by FAO and the ICDDR,B in 2010. 

Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programs (BCCP) developed the campaign products.


Frances Warnock played a prominent role in overseeing the baseline household survey and guiding activities to develop appropriate campaign messages and mass communication materials (TV and radio spots, documentary/video, billboards and print materials) to reach women and girls, especially in rural households across Bangladesh. The goal of the new campaign is to reduce the burden of foodborne illness in Bangladesh. 

May 2008

Frances Warnock, Safe Food Connexions was a contributor at the UN FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Hazards in fresh leafy vegetables and herbs, convened on 5-9 May 2008 in Bangkok. She provided  technical expertise in the area of food safety education and training, including information for consumers on handling fresh leafy vegetables and herbs safely. The Meeting Report will soon be available from FAO (, or WHO (   


Conferences & Workshops

  • Frances Warnock gave a presentation at the UN FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on fresh leafy vegetables and herbs held in Bangkok on, "The role of information, education and communications in improving food safety practices and mitigating risks".  

  • Frances Warnock gave the Keynote Address at the "WHO Inter-Country Workshop on Strategies for Improving Food Safety Education in Rural Communities of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam", held on 26-27 February, 2007 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

  • Frances Warnock was a key presenter at the AIFST Fresh Produce Food Safety Summit held on 17 April 2007 in Brisbane. Her presentation addressed the very important question, "Are we communicating effectively on food safety?"


Media Releases

 Safe Food Connexions-Promoting better food safety information (3 July 2008)



Frances Warnock is the author of a consumer guide to food safety and hygiene, "What you don't know, CAN Hurt You!' This colourful 51 page book has practical tips on keeping food safe in the home, what to look for when shopping, eating out at restaurants and selecting safe takeaway food...and much more.