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Ref.No. [Initiator]
IRE-7 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Reference & Training on Enterobacter Sakazakii

Director / Head: 
  Seamus Fanning
 




Institution:
  UCD Centre for Food Safety
  University College Dublin (UCD)
Address:
  UCD Centre for Food Safety, UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield
 
 
Town:
  Dublin 4
Country:
  IRELAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (+353-1) 716 6082
Fax:
  (+353-1) 716 6091
Web Site:
  www.ucd.ie
Date of Designation:
  18/Nov/2009
Last Redesignation:
  18/Nov/2009
Date of Discontinuation:
 
Terms of Reference:
  1. To analyze data and information for the development of intervention strategies in the infant formula food chain to reduce the risk of infection from E. sakazakii. 
  2. To collect data and information required for microbiological risk assessment of E. sakazakii. 
  3. To support WHO in the development of guidelines for the control and prevention of foodborne illness associated with E. sakazakii. 
  4. To develop standardized methods used for the detection and enumeration and surveillance of E. sakazakii strains on a global basis. 
  5. To assist WHO in capacity building for advanced laboratory skills especially for developing countries, to include molecular typing methods for E. sakazakii. 
  6. To characterize and molecular type different strains of this organism and set up a global database of E.sakazakii. 
  7. To monitor trends and evolution of E. sakazakii contamination worldwide. 
  8. To perform research on intervention strategies in the food chain to decrease human exposure to E. sakazakii. To collaborate with other WHO Centres in Food Safety and Microbiological Risk Assessment.  
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Subjects:
  1. Food safety 
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Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Collection and collation of information 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
 
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  BEN EMBAREK Peter Karim
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11498

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