The consultation examined the technical documents provided by the expert drafting groups on risk characterization of Salmonella spp. in eggs and broiler chickens and L. monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods with the following objectives:
To critically review the risk assessments giving particular attention to the assumptions on which the risk assessments were based.
To use the risk assessments of Salmonella spp. in eggs and broiler chickens and L. monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods to provide a science based response to the specific risk management questions posed by the 33rd session of the CCFH and guidance on how these results may be used by the CCFH.
To provide advice and guidance on how these FAO/WHO risk assessments could be adapted by FAO and WHO member countries to their national situations.