WHO Collaborating Centre for Food Contamination Monitoring (China)

China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment has been designated as the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Food 
Contamination Monitoring (China) by WHO since 2012. Herein is in information on the Collaborating Centre

Institution:
China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)
Region:
WPRO
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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