WHO Collaborating Centres
Global database
Version 1.5
Search / List / Details
Ref.No. [Initiator]
AUS-38 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Food Contamination Monitoring

Director / Head: 
  Dr Marion Healy
  Dr Scott Crerar




Institution:
  Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
  Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Address:
  55 Blackall Street
  2600
  ACT
Town:
  Barton
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (61-6) 271 2222
Fax:
  (61-6) 271 2278
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1981
Last Redesignation:
  09/Jan/2013
Expiry:
  09/Jan/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To participate in the WHO Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food) through the provision of monitoring data on levels of priority contaminants in food and total diet, especially those identified by GEMS/Food 
  2. To assist WHO to provide expert advice and information on the prevention, monitoring, control, exposure and assessment of health effects of contaminants in food to support the development of evidence based food standards 
  3. On request of WHO to cooperate with the Western Pacific Regional Office of WHO and other countries by providing training, advisory services and capacity building activities in the areas and countries of the Western Pacific, to strengthen their food contamination monitoring and assessment capabilities, and provide assistance during food safety emergencies as required and as resources permit 
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
  7.  
  8.  
  9.  
  10.  
Subjects:
  1. Food safety 
  2. Chemical safety 
  3. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Collection and collation of information 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 9.5 - Systems for surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases strengthened; food-hazard monitoring and evaluation programmes established and integrated into existing national surveillance systems, and results disseminated to all key players.
  Ower: 9.1 - Partnerships and alliances formed, leadership built and coordination and networking developed with all stakeholders at country, regional and global levels, in order to promote advocacy and communication, stimulate intersectoral actions, increase investment in nutrition, food-safety and food-security interventions, and develop and support a research agenda.
  Ower: 9.6 - Capacity built and support provided to Member States, including their participation in international standard-setting in order to increase their ability to assess risk in the areas of zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases and food safety, and to develop and implement national food-control systems, with links to international emergency systems.
Responsible Officer:
  LI Ailan
Phone:
  +63 2 5289730
Email:
  lia@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VERGER Philippe Jean-Paul
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13053
Email:
  vergerp@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork