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Food Safety and Quality, Food Quality and Standards Service (AGNS)

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Online Location
Publication date
Type of Publication:
Online platforms & databases
Focus Region:
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk assessment
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO’s Food Quality and Standards Service (AGNS) is committed to the enhancement of food safety and quality along the food chain at international, regional and national levels, with the aim of protecting consumers and promoting the production and trade of safe, quality food. This is done by: establishing and improving national regulatory frameworks, in particular those of the Codex Alimentarius; supplying technical advice and expertise for the development of integrated food control systems; providing independent scientific advice, risk assessments and related guidance concerning food safety to the Codex Alimentarius and Governments; developing guidelines and tools on food safety risk assessment; assisting in emergency or crisis situations through the provision of food safety guidance.