Strengthening food safety and nutrition policies and services in south-eastern Europe, WHO/Europe 2009



The south-east European countries have faced difficult challenges in the past decade. In 1999, the European Union initiated a Stability Pact to assist the region with sustainable development. This included a Food Safety and Nutrition Project. This publication gives information about the countries’ food and nutrition control systems, assessing their effectiveness and identifying differences and commonalities between them. Gaps are highlighted and recommendations made about the organizational changes necessary to ensure effective, science-based food safety systems and healthy diets.