Food safety

Databases

Scientific advice is based on recognized expertise, robust methodologies and international data. WHO collects data and information both from national competent institutions and from FAO/WHO scientific committees. According to a recent resolution of the World Health Assembly, WHO is facilitating the data access to experts and food safety professionals.


FOSCOLLAB

By integrating multiple sources of reliable data, FOSCOLLAB helps overcome the challenges of accessing these key sources in a timely manner. It allows for better risk assessment and decision-making by food safety professionals and authorities.

  • Access the chemical overview dashboard
    The Chemical Overview Dashboard integrates summary elements from three separate sources: JECFA Evaluations Database, GEMS/Food Contaminants database and the WHO Collaborating Centres Database. Note: 1. Hazards evaluated by the JECFA from 1995 onwards are selectable. 2. A blank chart indicates no data available in the GEMS/Food contaminants database. For more details, please visit the source databases themselves by following the links at the bottom of the dashboard.

JMPR database

The database contains basic information (ADI, ARID, CAS number etc) for all pesticides evaluated by the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) as well as the available publications (reports and monograph) for each compound.


JECFA database

The database contains basic information (ADI, dietary exposure… etc) for all chemicals evaluated by the Joint Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (JECFA) as well as the available publications (reports and monograph) for each compound.


IPCS INCHEM database

Searchable database of all JECFA Monographs and other IPCS Risk Assessment documents.


GEMS/Food contaminant database

The database is designed to access and submit data on contaminant levels in food.


GEMS/Food consumption database

As part of its dietary exposure assessment mandate, GEMS/Food has developed supra-national model diets which are currently used for predicting dietary intake of various chemicals according to internationally accepted methodologies (EHC 40).

  • Access the GEMS/Food consumption database
    The GEMS/ Food Cluster diets - 2012 Dashboard displays a map of countries as well as consumption data for all 17 GEMS/Cluster diets. Users can select a cluster to view both the countries comprising the cluster as well as the grams/person/day consumption data for the selected cluster.

Chronic individual food consumption database – Summary statistics (CIFOCOss: FAO/WHO)

WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are developing a new database for Individual Food Consumption Data based on national surveys. The database should be made available second in fall 2014