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Ref.No. [Initiator]
JPN-30 [WPRO]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Food Contamination Monitoring

Director / Head: 
  Dr Takahiro Watanabe
 




Institution:
 
  National Institute of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Address:
  1-18-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-Ku
  1588501
 
Town:
  Tokyo
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (81-3) 3700 1141
Fax:
  (81-3) 3700 6950
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1977
Last Redesignation:
  16/Oct/2008
Date of Discontinuation:
  11/Feb/2013
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 provide WHO and countries and areas of the Western Pacific, training in food contamination monitoring and general food safety, and advisory services as appropriate and as resources permit. 
  3. 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 
  2. Chemical safety 
  3. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Research 
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:
  ISMAILOV Gabit
Phone:
  +84439433734
Email:
  ismailovg@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