Foodborne diseases and food contamination events highlight the need to secure public access to safe and healthy food.
Our work, guided by the Western Pacific Regional Food Safety Strategy (2011-2015), focuses on strengthening national food control systems by promoting partnership among Member States and partners. We aim to enhance regional and international systems to manage food safety incidents and emergencies, including through strengthening the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN).
Western Pacific Regional Food Safety Strategy 2011-2015
The strategy is made up of the following 7 themes:
— Improved food control and coordination throughout the food chain continuum and adequate funding
— Risk-based regulatory frameworks
— Improved availability of food safety data to better guide policy and risk analysis
— Inspection services
— Food safety training and education
— Capacity to detect, assess and manage food safety incidents and emergencies
— Enhanced cooperative planning