Research – WHO Seeks Experts on Microbial Hazards

Food Safety News

The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for people with experience on risk assessment of microbiological hazards.

The call comes as the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) is renewing its expert roster for January 2023 to December 2027.

JEMRA is an international scientific expert group run by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO. Meetings are convened on an ad-hoc basis, depending on requests from Codex.

One of the main aims is to provide a review of scientific advice on the state of microbiological risk assessment, and to develop the means of achieving risk assessments for specific pathogen -commodity combinations. Work often includes an evaluation of the impacts of different risk management options in the reduction or control of microbiological risks in food based on an analysis of the available knowledge.


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