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About us

Consumers have the right to expect that the food available on domestic markets is safe and of the expected quality. FAO works with governmental authorities, with local industry and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that this expectation is met.

Our overall goal

To improve systems of food safety and quality management, based on scientific principles, that lead to reduced foodborne illness and support fair and transparent trade thereby contributing to economic development, improved livelihoods and food security.

Our approach

The Food Safety and Quality Programme coordinates activities in collaboration with other concerned technical divisions and with colleagues in the Regional Offices.We also work with a wide range of national stakeholders, according to the particular problem being addressed, to ensure that holistic and feasible approaches are taken.

We also collaborate widely with a number of external partners.

Contact us

Food Safety and Quality Unit (AGND)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome


fax: +39 06 570 54593

The staff

Ana AzevedoAna Azevedo

Office Assistant

Catherine BessyCatherine Bessy

Food Safety and Quality Officer

Cornelia BoeschCornelia Boesch

Food Safety and Quality Officer

Alejandro Dorado GarciaAlejandro Dorado Garcia

Food Safety and AMR Epidemiology Specialist

Eleonora DupouyEleonora Dupouy

Food Safety and Quality Officer

Vittorio FattoriVittorio Fattori

Food Safety and Quality Officer

Alice GreenAlice Green

Food Safety and Quality Officer

Luc IngenbleekLuc Ingenbleek

Food Safety Consultant

Christine KopkoChristine Kopko

Seconded Officer for the Food Safety and Quality Unit

Jeffrey LeJeuneJeffrey LeJeune

Food Safety Officer

Markus LippMarkus Lipp

Senior Food Safety Officer

Keya MukherjeeKeya Mukherjee

Food Safety Consultant

Sarah Najera EspinosaSarah Najera Espinosa

Food Safety Consultant

Viviana PanettiViviana Panetti

Programme Assistant

Mercedes PucaMercedes Puca

Office Assistant

Conception QuevedoConcepcion Quevedo

Office Assistant

Giovanna SartoriGiovanna Sartori

Food Safety Consultant

Dirk SchulzDirk Schulz

Food Safety Assessment Officer

Kosuke ShiraishiKosuke Shiraishi

Junior Professional Officer

Edwin Tavarez-ValentinEdwin Tavarez-Valentin

Office Assistant

Kang ZhouKang Zhou

Food Safety and Quality Officer