Food safety

Food Safety News No 27


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Food Safety News
No 27 - 1 Nov 2007


Issued by the Department of Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/foodsafety
foodsafety@who.int



IN THIS ISSUE:

  • High Level International Food Safety Forum, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • WHO Five Keys to Safer Food adapted to travellers
  • Call for data for JECFA and JMPR
  • New publications available on the web
  • Vacancy announcement

High Level International Food Safety Forum, Beijing, P.R. of China

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, with cosponsorship from the World Health Organization, will host the High Level International Food Safety Forum in Beijing, 26-27 November 2007. The focus will be on the integrated approach to the prevention of foodborne diseases, the sharing of information and expertise, food safety education and capacity building and the promotion of healthy development of international trade of food and agricultural products.

The forum will be attended by senior officials from food safety authorities, international and regional organizations, representatives from the food industry and consumer organizations.
Contact: Jørgen Schlundt (Tel: + 41 22 791 3445 - E-mail: schlundtj@who.int

WHO Five keys to safer food adapted to travellers

A new edition of the Guide on Safe Food For Travellers is available is the six WHO official languages. The WHO Five keys to safer food to prevent foodborne diseases were specifically adapted to travellers and WHO is looking for partners to disseminate this message.

Following the example of the Five keys poster translated into more than 50 languages, WHO strongly encourages the translation, reproduction and dissemination of these recommendations. As an example of collaboration, the Beijing Food Safety agency and WHO are cooperating on the promotion of the Five Keys and the Guide for travellers in connection with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

WHO would welcome further collaboration to promote food safety messages in international events, especially from national health authorities and departments for tourism. http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/consumer/travellers/en
Contact: Françoise Fontannaz (Tel: + 41 22 791 36 97 - E-mail: fontannazf@who.int)

Call for data for JECFA and JMPR

The call for data for the 69th JECFA meeting, to be held in Rome, 17-26 June 2008, is published on the JECFA website: http://www.who.int/ipcs/food/jecfa/jecfa69_call_20.pdf. If you have relevant information regarding the food additives scheduled for evaluation or re-evaluation, please submit them to the JECFA secretariat.

The call for data for the 2008 JMPR meeting, to be held in Rome 9-18 September 2008, will be published shortly on the JMPR website: http://www.who.int/ipcs/food/jmpr/data/en

The summary report of the 2007 JMPR has been published on the JMPR website: http://www.who.int/ipcs/food/jmpr/summaries/en. Overall JMPR has evaluated 31 pesticides and established ADIs, ARfDs, and recommended MRLs in many food commodities.
Contact: JECFA and JMPR, Angelika Tritscher (Tel: +41 22 791 3569 - E-mail: tritschera@who.int)

New publications available on the web

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - Guidelines for Investigation and Control available in English at: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/foodborne_disease/fdbmanual/en

INFOSAN note No. 6 - 28 Sept, Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases, including Zoonoses (GLEWS) available in the six WHO official languages at: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/fs_management/infosan_archives/en

Revised edition of INFOSAN note No. 6-2005, WHO Global Salm-Surv, A surveillance network for foodborne diseases available in the six WHO official languages at: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/fs_management/infosan_archives/en

Vacancy announcement

Regional Adviser, Food Safety for the WHO Regional Office of the Western Pacific.

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