Food safety

Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS/food)

Food contamination monitoring and assessment programme

Since 1976, the Global Environment Monitoring System - Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Programme, commonly known as GEMS/Food, informs governments, the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other relevant institutions, as well as the public, on levels and trends of contaminants in food, their contribution to total human exposure, and significance with regard to public health and trade. WHO implements the programme in cooperation with a network Collaborating Centres and recognized national institutions located all around the world.