FAO guide helps national agencies rank food safety risks

A new guide published by the FAO was created to help countries more effectively inform domestic food safety priorities.

Risk ranking helps to identify which food safety issues have the greatest public health impact by taking into account the likelihood and severity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The guidance provides direction to national food safety authorities on how to start ranking the public health risk posed by foodborne hazards and foods in their countries using a three-step approach.


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