Foodborne trematode infections

Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-borne parasites

Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting, 3–7 September 2012, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.


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Number of pages: xviii, 302 p.
Publication date: August 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 156470
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At the 42nd Session (December 2010) of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), the Committee requested that FAO and WHO “review the current status of knowledge on parasites in food and their public health and trade impact in order to provide CCFH with advice and guidance on the parasite-commodity combinations of particular concern, issues that need to be addressed by risk managers, and the options available to them.”

On the basis of this information, CCFH would determine the feasibility of developing general guidance as a framework for annexes that would address specific parasite-commodity combinations.

To address this request FAO and WHO initiated a series of activities that culminated in an expert meeting on 3–7 September 2012.

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