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.
Seven strategy themes
Documents and publications
- Video: Making food safer
Making food safer
- Infographics: WHO list of Critically Important Antimicrobial for Human Medicine (WHO CIA list)
- Infographics: The Burden of Foodborne Diseases in the Western Pacific Region
- From Farm to Plate - Make Food Safety
- WPRO World Health Day 2015 video
- Five keys to safer food: A video on how to prevent foodborne diseases (English)
- Prevention of Foodborne Disease: The Five Keys to Safer Food
- A Guide on Safe Food for Travellers
- The Three Fives
- 10 facts on food safety