2nd FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-14 October 2004
A FORUM DEDICATED TO SHARING EXPERIENCES IN MANAGEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY
As agreed by the First FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators held in Marrakesh, Morocco, January 2002, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly convened a Second Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators (GF-2) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 to 14 October 2004, on the theme of "Building Effective Food Safety Systems".
The Global Fora of Food Safety Regulators provide the opportunity for food safety regulators from all regions of the world to meet together to consider, discuss and share experiences on food safety issues that are of concern to everyone. As for the First Global Forum, the Second Global Forum, (GF-2) did not arrive at any specific statement on food safety issues. The outcome of this FAO/WHO Global Forum is provided in the Proceedings of the meeting.
The following two sub-themes were selected for GF-2:
- Strengthening official food control services;
- Epidemio-surveillance of foodborne diseases and food safety rapid alert systems.