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World Health Organisation Food Agency

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the circulars issued by the World Health Organisation food agency in Geneva since 1983; and what action has been taken on the basis of each one by his Department.

The World Health Organisation has no single agency with sole responsibility for food. However, through a variety of routes the World Health Organisation issues advice and information from time to time on matters related to food. In each case this is carefully considered, in the light of specialist scientific opinion, for its implications for food and food safety policy in this country.