Term of Reference (TOR) for ASEAN Risk Assessment Centre for Food Safety (ARAC)
The Term of Reference (TOR) for ASEAN Risk Assessment Centre for Food Safety (ARAC) has been developed through mandate of the 10th Meeting of the ASEAN Expert Group on Food Safety (AEGFS) on 3 – 5 December 2013 in Brunei Darussalam.
In order to facilitate the development of TOR for ARAC, ASEAN Regional Integration Support by the EU (ARISE) in conjunction with DG SANCO supported a Study Tour to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy was held from 7-11 April 2014. Inputs and recommendations emanating from the wrap-up discussion during the study tour were incorporated into refining the TOR.
The TOR for ARAC was endorsed in the 9th Senior Officials Meeting on Health Development (SOMHD) which was held in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 9-12 June 2014.
This TOR describes the principles, objectives, mandate, scope of work and structure of ARAC.