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Nepal
Codex Contact Point
Director General, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Babar Mahal, P.O. Box No. 21265, Kathmandu Tel: 977-1-4247852
E-mail: info@dftqc.gov.np
Website: http://www.dftqc.gov.np
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
Mandate/competence
www.dftqc.gov.np
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Name: Dr. Matina Joshi Vaidya Designation: Director General, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control Telephone # +977 1 4262430 Fax# +977 1 4262337 Email: matina_joshi@yahoo.com / info@dftqc.gov.np

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
National consultative mechanism for Codex programme is through the National codex committee meeting which consist of experts and representatives from key stakeholders of government agencies as well as private sector and consumer forums.
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
The stakeholders are the representatives and experts from the National Codex Committee members comprising of : 1. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MOALD) 2. Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs (MOLJPA) 3. Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, MOALD (DFTQC) 4. Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population (DoHS) 5. Department of Agriculture, MOALD (DOA) 6. Department of Livestock Services, MOALD (DOLS) 7. Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (DOCSCP) 8. Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (NBSM) 9. Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry 10. Consumer Forums

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
National Food and Feed Reference Laboratory, DFTQC Nepal Health Research Council, Government of Nepal Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
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Official Laboratory
National Food and Feed Reference Laboratory, DFTQC
Official Competence
Accredited by ISO/ IEC 17025: 2017 Analysis in Chemical discipline (Quality, Heavy metals, Mycotoxins, Pesticide residues etc.) Analysis in Microbiological discipline

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Regular and Routine Inspection and Monitoring program