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Ref.No. [Initiator]
CHN-91 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Risk Analysis of Chemicals in Food

Director / Head: 
  Dr Gloria Tam
 




Institution:
  Centre for Food Safety
  Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Address:
  45/F Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway
 
  Hong Kong SAR
Town:
  Hong Kong SAR
Country:
  CHINA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +852-2867-5500
Fax:
  +852-2536-9731
Web Site:
  http://www.cfs.gov.hk
Date of Designation:
  22/Oct/2010
Last Redesignation:
  22/Oct/2010
Expiry:
  22/Oct/2014
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 and by sharing information on newly developed methods for detection and measurement of food contaminants or residues; 
  2. - To cooperate with WHO and its participating institutions by providing information on the prevention, monitoring, control, exposure and assessment of health effects of contaminants in food; 
  3. - To provide, as resources permit, training, advisory services and other cooperation with WHO’s Collaborating Centres and with other countries in the Western Pacific Region to strengthen their food contamination monitoring and assessment capabilities; 
  4. - To assist in the surveillance of chemical contamination of food in the event of an emergency, including preparedness and early warning measures, as resources permit. 
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Subjects:
  1. Food safety 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  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: 9.2 - Norms, including references, requirements, research priorities, guidelines, training manuals and standards, produced and disseminated to Member States in order to increase their capacity to assess and respond to all forms of malnutrition, and zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases, and to promote healthy dietary practices.
 
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