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Mauritius
Codex Contact Point
Dr (Mrs) Shalinee A. Neeliah, Ag. Principal Scientific Officer of the Dairy Chemistry Division, FTL of the Ministry of Agro Industry, Food Production & Security, Réduit Tel: (230) 466 0405
E-mail: sneeliah@govmu.org
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National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Ministry of Health and Quality of Life (MOHQL)
Ministry of Agro-industry and Food Security (MOAFS)
Mandate/competence
food safety
veterinary public health
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
MOHQL

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
Mauritius has a National Codex Committee, where relevant stakeholders participate: MOAFS (Food Technology Lab and Food and Agricultural and Research Institution), MOHQL (inspectorate division), University of Mauritius, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of industry, Ministry of foreign affairs and internal trade, consumer associations,
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
MOAFS (Food Technology Lab and Food and Agricultural and Research Institution), MOHQL (inspectorate division), University of Mauritius, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry,

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Food Technology Lab (MOAFS) Government Analyst Division and Central Health Lab (MOHQL)
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Official Laboratory
Food Technology lab
Government Analyst Division and Central Health Lab (MOHQL)
Official Competence
microbiological parameters (20), pesticide residues, aflatoxins, heavy metals, TVBn, histamine,
tests pertaining to food safety

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
MOHQL and MOAFS through surveys
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
MOHQL and MOAFS through surveys