Food safety

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).

Regional Framework for Action on Food Safety in the Western Pacific

The Regional Framework for Action on Food Safety in the Western Pacific provides guidance on strategic action and a stepwise approach to strengthen food safety systems in the Western Pacific Region. The Framework builds on the achievement and lessons learnt from the Western Pacific Regional Food Safety Strategy 2011–2015. It acknowledges the changing context of food safety and revisits the approach for strengthening national food safety systems.