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CHN-24 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Food Contamination Monitoring

Director / Head: 
  Professor & Dr Yongning Wu
 




Institution:
 
  China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)
Address:
  7 Panjiayuan Nanli
  100021
 
Town:
  Beijing
Country:
  CHINA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (86-10) 67776790
Fax:
  (86-10) 67776790
Date of Designation:
  01/Apr/1981
Last Redesignation:
  14/Jun/2012
Expiry:
  14/Jun/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To participate in the WHO Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Contamination Monitoring & Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food) by providing monitoring data on levels of emerging chemical contaminants as well as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, heavy metal, & mycotoxins in Chinese food & total diet. To provide national results from individual food consumption survey as well as expertise for the interpretation of these results. 
  2. To cooperate with other collaborating centres participating in GEMS/Food by information exchange on activities of the institution related to the prevention, monitoring, control, exposure & health assessment of chemical contaminants in food. 
  3. To provide, as resources permit, training, advisory services & other cooperation with the National GEMS/Food Centers (NGCs) for strengthening their food contamination monitoring & assessment capabilities. 
  4. Where possible, to provide expertise & support in all aspects of successful total diet studies. 
  5. To cooperate in the development of a regional system for the surveillance of chemical contamination of food to provide an early warning of serious natural, inadvertent or intentional contamination of the food supply and to provide assistance, as resources permit, in the event of such incidents of international public health significance. 
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Subjects:
  1. Food safety 
  2. Chemical safety 
  3. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Outbreaks and emergencies 
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.
 
 
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