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Sri Lanka
Codex Contact Point
Dr. V.T.S.K. Siriwardana, Codex Contact Point, Directive of Environment & Occupational Health Ministry of Health, Sub Office 2nd Floor, No 26, Sri Sangaraja, Mawatha, Colombo - 10 Sri Lanka Tel: + 94 714499222
E-mail: [email protected]
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Director General of Health Services
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Dr. Lakshman Gamlath, Deputy Director General (Env. health& food safety) Ministry of Health

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
By codex committees Sri Lanka customs Sri Lanka standard institution Dept of Agriculture Consumer affairs authority Dept of animal production and health Chamber of commerce
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Dept of Animal production and health Dept of Agriculture

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Government analyst's department
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Not yet available
Official Laboratory
Government analyst
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Routine surveillance
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Routine monitoring by food authorities and chief food authority