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Codex Contact Point
Eng. Nawaf Ibrahim Al-Hamad Al-Mana Director of Standards and Metrology Qatar General Organization for Standardization (QS) Abu-Hamour P.O.Box : 23277, Doha - Qatar Tel: +974 4426 1366
E-mail: [email protected]
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Qatar General Organization for Standardization (QS)
Public Health Department, Ministry of Public Health
Develop and publish food standards and technical regulations.
Monitor and inspect imported foods to ensure their fitness for human consumption. Control and prevent the entry of adulterated food. Regulate the destruction of food that is unfit for human consumption. Periodically collect and test imported food samples. Ban infected food from infected areas. Guide food importers by providing them with the required specifications and standards for different imported foods.
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point

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
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Official Laboratory
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain