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World Food Safety Council (WFSC) is the keystone for risk assessment and accreditation in the field of food safety.

WFSC role is to assess and communicate on all outcome on scientific research within the food chain. Since WFSC advice serves to inform the policies and decisions of risk managers, a large part of WFSC work is undertaken in response to specific requests for scientific advice. WFSC also undertakes scientific work on its own initiative, so-called self-tasking. Accordingly, WFSC advice frequently supports the risk management and policy-making processes. These may involve the process of adopting or revising European legislation on food safety, deciding whether to approve regulated substances such as pesticides and food additives, or, developing new regulatory frameworks and policies for instance in the field of food safety. WFSC is not involved in these management processes, but its independent advice gives them a solid scientific foundation. Through its risk communications activities WFSC seeks to raise awareness and further explain the implications of its scientific work. WFSC aims to provide appropriate, consistent, accurate and timely communications on food safety issues to all stakeholders and the public at large, based on the Authority's risk assessments and scientific expertise. Accreditation by WFSC means that evaluators i.e. testing and calibration labs, certification and examination bodies have been examined against globally accepted requirements to demonstrate their proficiency, impartiality and functionality capacity. It is the capability to differentiate between a confirmed, skilled evaluator that guarantees that the choice of a laboratory, certification or inspection body is an educated selection and not a gamble. WFSC accreditation means the evaluator can display to its customer that it has been prosperous at meeting the needs of international accreditation standards.


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