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Ref.No. [Initiator]
DEU-59 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Food Contamination Monitoring

Director / Head: 
  Dr Matthias Frost
 




Institution:
 
  Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Address:
  Unit 107; Mauerstrasse 39.42
  D-10117
 
Town:
  Berlin
Country:
  GERMANY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  ++49 18444 10700
Fax:
  ++49 18444 89999
Web Site:
  http://www.bvl.bund.de
Date of Designation:
  01/Apr/1977
Last Redesignation:
  01/Sep/2008
Date of Discontinuation:
  01/Sep/2012
Terms of Reference:
  1. To maintain the software OPAL 1 & 2 for the exchange of data on contamination of foods and diet between all participants of Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food). 
  2. To participate in the GEMS/Food through the provision of monitoring data on levels of priority contaminants in food and the total diet, especially those identified by GEMS/Food. 
  3. To cooperate with GEMS/Food and its participating institutions by providing information on the prevention, monitoring, control and exposure assessement of contaminants in food. 
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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. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  2. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  3. Development and application of appropriate technology 
WHO Outputs:
 
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  VERGER Philippe Jean-Paul
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13053
Email:
  vergerp@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KRUSE Hilde
Phone:
  +45 45336754
Email:
  kruseh@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork