School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University, WOAH Collaborating Centre for Food Safety

The WOAH maintains a network of WOAH Collaborating Centres for the purposes of providing scientific expertise and support to the WOAH and its Members, and for promoting international collaboration on animal health and welfare. Collaborating Centres are designated for a specific specialty within a focus area relating to the management of general questions on animal health issues.

School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University is a part of the WOAH Collaborating Centre consortium for Food Safety, together with the Food Safety Research Center at the University of Tokyo and the National Centre for Food Science in Singapore. We work with the two centers to contribute to animal production food safety in particularly Asia and pacific region, through our education, research, and extension.

酪農学園大学 WOAH 食の安全コラボレーティングセンターとは?


The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH;founded as Office International des Épizooties) is an intergovernmental Organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. The organisation was established in 1924, and in 2017 has a total of 181 member countries. The organisation was previously known as the OIE, the acronym as of the foundation, but the matching acronym, WOAH is used since June 2022.Six missions are set as the objectives.

  1. Transparency
    Ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation
  3. Scientific information
    Collect, analyze and disseminate veterinary scientific information
  5. International solidarity
    Encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases
  7. Sanitary safety
    Safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products
  9. Promotion of veterinary services
    Improve the legal framework and resources of national Veterinary Services
  11. 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

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