Food safety


Joint FAO/WHO expert meetings on microbiological risk assessment

In response to the World Health Assembly food safety resolution in 2000 and a request from the Codex Alimentarius Commission, WHO and FAO embarked on a programme of activities with the objective of conducting risk assessments for the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene and member countries. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) focuses on the following main areas of work: providing risk assessments for selected pathogens (Pathogen Commodity Combination Risk Assessments) to the Codex Alimentarius Commission and to Member States, developing Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Microbiological Hazards in Food and Water and providing expert advice on Risk Management.

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