Rakuno Gakuen University DHES OIE Joint Collaborating Center for Food Safety

OIE Collaborating Centers are centers of expertise in a specific designated sphere of competence relating to the management of general questions on animal health issues. 2014 May, the Division of Health and Environmental Sciences (DHES) of Department of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University, was appointed to be a part of consortium as the OIE Joint Collaborating Centre for Food Safety, together with the Veterinary Public Health Centre (VPHC) in Singapore, and the Food Safety Research Center at the University of Tokyo which until this time had been the sole OIE Collaborating Centre. We work with the two centers to contribute food safety worldwide through our education and research.

OIE

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide. The organization was established in 1924, and in 2017 has a total of 181 member countries. Six missions are set as the objectives.
  1. Transparency
    Ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation
  2. Scientific information
    Collect, analyze and disseminate veterinary scientific information
  3. International solidarity
    Encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases
  4. Sanitary safety
    Safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products
  5. Promotion of veterinary services
    Improve the legal framework and resources of national Veterinary Services
  6. Food safety and animal welfare
    To provide a better guarantee of food of animal origin and to promote animal welfare through a science-based approach

Please see the additional information http://www.oie.int/.


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