Food safety

Food safety risk analysis - A guide for national food safety authorities

Food safety risk analysis - A guide for national food safety authorities

FAO and WHO have developed this Guide to improve food safety regulators’ understanding and use of risk analysis in national food safety frameworks. The primary audience is food safety officials at the national government level. The Guide provides essential background information, guidance and practical examples of ways to apply food safety risk analysis. It presents internationally agreed principles, a generic framework for application of the different components of risk analysis, and wide-ranging examples rather than prescriptive instructions on how to implement risk analysis. It complements and is aligned with other documents that have been, or are being, produced by FAO/WHO and the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), and can be revised and improved as new experiences and knowledge in the field of risk analysis become available.

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