This policy brief reviews food safety issues that are critical to poor and vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries, with a particular focus on their impact on healthy diets. An integrated set of policy actions, including regulation, surveillance, and training of individuals and organisations involved all along the food chain, is required to assure the safety of food systems and to support a healthier food supply.
Two-page summaries (in English and French) of the messages for policy makers are also appended.
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. Assuring safe food systems: policy options for a healthier food supply. Policy Brief No. 5. Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, London, UK (2016) 16 pp.