Centre for Food Safety and World Health Organization
Joint Workshop on Total Diet Study
Total Diet Study (TDS) is recognised internationally as the most cost-effective way to estimate the average dietary intake of chemicals or nutrients across the total diet for a range of population groups. With accurate information on the population’s total dietary exposure to toxic chemicals and nutrients, appropriate risk management actions could be formulated to protect public health.
Since TDS is a large and complex project with multiple components, appropriate training has to be provided to all officers involved in the study. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is organising a workshop from 9 to 12 December 2008 at Hotel Nikko Hongkong, Hong Kong SAR, China . The aim of the Workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required for conducting TDS. This workshop also serves as a platform for participants from different places to share their experiences and exchange views on the challenges and difficulties in implementing TDS. It is our honour to have a number of distinguished speakers from Mainland China and overseas authorities/ institutions to share with us their experience, expertise and insight on TDS.