Regional Food Safety Strategy, 2013-2017
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AbstractThe World Health Organization's Regional Office for South-East Asia has been working closely with its Member States to improve the national food safety programmes, through technical assistance and collaborative activities. A regional food safety strategy has been prepared with the intention of assisting Member States to identify and prioritize food safety actions in relevant national sectors. The goal of the regional food safety strategy is to encourage Member States to initiate, develop and sustain multisectoral approaches and measures for the promotion of food safety among all the population groups. In reaching this goal, four strategic elements have been formulated, related in particular to food safety policies and plans of action; food control systems; control and prevention of foodborne diseases, including waterborne diseases, and establishment of effective surveillance systems; and partnerships and networking. Each strategic element has specific activities with clear expected outputs. The progress of achievement of Member States in each strategic element can be monitored and evaluated, based on clearly defined indicators.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Regional Food Safety Strategy, 2013-2017. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205746