Food safety

Food technologies

Beginning with Louis Pasteur's work with wine, modern food science and technology has made enormous contributions to the safety and availability of food. However, recent developments in the field have posed concerns, both real and perceived, about the safety of these technologies.

WHO together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provides Member States with sound scientific advice on the assessments of foods derived from new technologies such as genetic modification and nanotechnology.