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Food Safety

  • A joint WHO/ICD mission to Indonesia to assess the food safety situation and advise the government on how to strengthen its programmes, particularly its co-operation with the local food industry.

  • Food Safety training packageA food safety training package for nutritionists and other health professionals.This is an ICD collaborative project with the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Community Nutrition, the German Development Agency (GTZ) and WHO. The training package, which includes a CD ROM, is available from WHO, single copies of the CD ROM are available from ICD.

  • Translation of the food safety training package into Indonesian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Laotian is also available.

  • A train-the-trainers module with the food safety package to prepare participants to run the course in their own countries. Participants from Indonesia, Jamaica, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam have followed this training.

  • Training courses using the food safety training package. As of spring 2002, the course has been given ten times at the University of Indonesia as part of SEAMEO’s M.Sc. programme in Community Nutrition. Courses have also been held elsewhere in Indonesia as well as in Jamaica, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • A newsletter, “Food Safety Matters”, produced by the ICD office in Jakarta and circulated to the 500 alumni of the food safety courses and to interested organisations throughout South East Asia

  • Foodborne disease surveillance. ICD is working with WHO and the Ministry of Health in Indonesia to assess local systems for foodborne disease surveillance.

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