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Title: SEA/RC67/14 Rev.1 - Nutrition and food safety in the South-East Asia Region (SEA/RC60/R3)
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2014
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Resolution SEA/R60/R3 on Nutrition and Food Safety in the South-East Asia Region, at the Sixtieth Session of the Regional Committee urged Member States to continue sustained efforts to strengthen nutrition and food safety programmes and WHO to provide necessary support to these programmes, including the national nutrition and food safety policies and plans of action. This report provides information on the progress achieved in nutrition and food safety activities in the South-East Asia Region. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi, India, from 14 to 17 July 2014 reviewed the attached working paper and made the following recommendations: Actions by Member States (1) Member States should establish appropriate food control systems that encompass the entire food chain, with a focus on the consumers. (2) Countries should respond to the threats posed to safe foods from foodborne diseases and biological and chemical contamination of the food chain. (3) Attention should be focused on improving food security and dietary diversification, along with improvements in hygiene and sanitation measures in young children, women in the childbearing age group and the elderly. (4) Synergies between emerging infectious diseases and national food safety programmes for promoting the International Health Regulations (2005). Maintained. Actions by the WHO Regional Office (1) Technical support should be provided to Member States to improve performance of the national Codex committees, and INFOSAN focal points and their involvement in international standard-setting events. (2) Technical support should be given to improve the capacity of Member States to respond to biological and chemical adulteration and contamination in the food chain. (3) Member States should be supported in introducing a multisectoral approach along with systematic application of effective interventions to improve the nutrition and food safety programmes in the Region. The working paper and the HLP recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-seventh Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
Gov't Doc #: SEA/RC67/14 Rev.1
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee Meeting 67 Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10-12 September 2014

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