Western Pacific Regional Food Safety Strategy (2011-2015)
Enhanced cooperative planning
There is a need to improve food safety within the Western Pacific Region, to increase protection of consumers' health and to facilitate food trade through the collaborative efforts of Member States. This will contribute to the integration and coordination of activities to support capacity-building in food safety at the national level, harmonization of legislation among Member States to facilitate trade, and implementation of joint regional activities in food safety to support national efforts in food control.
WHO will work with Member States and partner agencies to strengthen national food control systems. As efforts focus on the implementation of the seven themes of the Strategy, there will be a renewed concentration to ensure optimal collaboration with partners working with national governments in the area of food safety.