Food safety

Contact us

We will reply to requests from individuals for general information on food safety issues. Inquiries from international and national agencies, press agencies, universities and scientific research establishments will be answered to every extent possible.

Headquarters

Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses (FOS)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 791 4807
E-mail: foodsafety@who.int

Regional Office for Africa

Food Safety
Ms Lusubilo Witson Mwamakamba
Technical Officer Food Safety
Inter-Country Support Team for West Africa
03 BP 7019 Ouagadougou 03
Burkina Faso
Website: AFRO-Food safety

Regional office for the Americas

Food Safety
Dr Simone Raszl
Foodborne Diseases and Surveillance, Specialist
Pan American Center for Foot and Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA-VPH)
Pan American Health Organization/Regional office for the Americas (PAHO/WHO)
Av. Presidente Kennedy, 7778
Duque de Caxias CEP 25040-004
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website: https://www.paho.org/panaftosa/

Zoonoses
Dr Ottorino Cosivi
Coordinator, Veterinary Public Health
Pan American Center for Foot and Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA-VPH)
Pan American Health Organization/Regional office for the Americas (PAHO/WHO)
Av. Presidente Kennedy, 7778
Duque de Caxias CEP 25040-004
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website: https://www.paho.org/panaftosa/

Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Food Safety
Dr Philippe Verger
Technical Officer, Food Safety
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
811547 11181
P.O. Box 811547
Amman, Jordan
Website: EMRO

Regional Office for Europe

Food Safety
Dr Dina Pfeifer
Medical Officer
Division of Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)
WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: EURO-Food safety

Regional Office for South East Asia

Food Safety and Zoonoses
Dr Gyanendra Gongal
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi-110002, India
E-mail: se_fos@who.int
Website: SEARO-Food safety

Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Food Safety
Dr Peter Sousa Hoejskov
Technical Officer Food Safety
Division of Health Security and Emergencies
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
Manila 1000, Philippines
E-mail: fos@wpro.who.int
Website: WPRO-Food safety

Zoonoses
Dr Bee Lee Ong
Regional Focal Point for Zoonoses
Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses