Monitoring food industry compliance with government regulations to improve food environments and promote healthier diets is critical to ensuring positive health outcomes. This course provides guidance on how to effectively develop, implement and improve methods and systems for monitoring and enforcing food industry compliance, with particular reference to three key types of food regulations: labelling, reformulation and regulations on marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children.
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Overview: As food supplies and dietary patterns change across the world to include more processed, packaged and pre-prepared food, governments are implementing regulations to improve food environments and promote healthier population diets. Monitoring food industry compliance with these policies, and taking enforcement action where necessary, is critical to their effectiveness.
The aim of this course is to support the development, implementation and strengthening of systems to monitor and enforce compliance with these regulations. Three key food regulations recommended by the WHO are discussed:
The target audience for this course is government and non-government policy makers, program administrators and officials involved in non-communicable disease and/or food product control. The course focusses on the WHO South-East Asia region but will also be useful for participants in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Certificates: A Record of Achievement will be issued to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.