Veterinary Public Health and
Food Safety Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP)

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

About us

Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP)

The establishment of the Regional Centre status for Veterinary Public Health at Chiang Mai University is relevant to the vision of the government that want Thailand being as kitchen of the world. It is also relevant to the strategies of increasing the competition capacity of the country, reinforcing the sustainable development of the country, developing society, solving the poverty of the country, and improving life's quality of the government.

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Who are we?

The centre was established since 2003. We have provided a Master program in MSc(VPH) (former the MVPH program) with more than 80 alumni from 15 countries in Asia, annual seminar/symposium, and 100+ training courses in Veterinary Public Health.


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Master's thesis

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Global food safety news and updates

Food security in Ukraine: FAO distributes seed potatoes to vulnerable rural families

FAO - 18 May 2022
Some 46 000 people are assisted during the spring potato sowing campaign.

WHO validates 11th vaccine for COVID-19

WHO - 19 May 2022
WHO issued an emergency use listing (EUL) for CONVIDECIA, a vaccine manufactured by CanSino Biologics, China, adding to a growing portfolio of vaccines validated by WHO for the prevention of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Egg prices on the rise: the effects of animal diseases

OIE - 16 May 2022
18 million tons, that is the weight of chicken eggs produced every year worldwide. Largely consumed for their protein intake, eggs are produced in sufficient quantities to meet the demand of all inhabitants of the planet ...

Study finds high levels of AMR Salmonella in pork in Vietnam

News Desk - 19 May 2022
Efforts were led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England who looked at antibiotic resistance in Salmonella strains isolated from pork meat at food retail outlets.

CDC says hepatitis cases of unknown origin in children increase dramatically

CDC - 18 May 2022
CDC continues to work with health departments and clinicians nationwide to identify and investigate hepatitis of unknown cause impacting children.

EU: nearly 270 cases of Salmonella found in chocolate eggs

Associated Press -- 19 May 2022
European health officials say nearly 270 cases of salmonella infection linked to chocolate Easter eggs have now been reported throughout Europe and in North America, the vast majority in children.

Food Safety Education

The VPHCAP has provided knowledge on food safety to the general public via a Youtube Channel: "FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION BY VPHCAP".


Personal Hygiene for Food Workers

The VPHCAP developed education media in three languages (Thai, Tai, Burmese) for the workers in food industries. High turn-over rate of workers and hiring of workers from neighboring countries were contributed to food hygienic issues as communication is the main problem between the workers and supervisors. The education media on personal hygiene helps the food facilties  on training their workers for safety of food.



A semiannually e-newsletter has captured half-year activities of the centre and updates of MVPH/MSc(VPH) alumni. Start from 2014, we have produced 14 issues of the newsletter.


Contact Us

Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai Univeristy
155 Moo.2, Mae Hia, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand

Tel.: +66 5394 8073
Fax: +66 5394 8072