Report of meeting of counterparts on nutrition and food safety



Nutrition and food safety counterparts from 42 Member States of the WHO European Region, representatives of selected nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations, experts in nutrition and food safety, and staff from WHO headquarters and the WHO Regional Office for Europe met in Brussels on 22 and 23 September 2008 to discuss the status and progress of national and Region-wide actions to tackle nutrition and food-related diseases. The Belgian Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment hosted the meeting, which was organized by the Noncommunicable Diseases and Environment unit at the Regional Office. The main aim of this meeting was to review the actions that have been taken throughout the Region following the approval of the WHO European Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Policy 2007–2012 by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in 2007.