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Codex Contact Point
Dr. Ohnmar Soe Win Department of Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health Building No. 4, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel: +9567431136
E-mail: [email protected]
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry of Health and Sports Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI))
FDA is responsible for food safety control of prepackaged foodstuffs MoALI is responsible for food safety of primary produces
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Dr. Sabei Htet Htet Htoo Deputy Director (Import/Export) Food Division Department of Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Sports Mobile: +95 92019071 Office: +95 673 403467 email: [email protected]

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
Myanmar has become a member of Codex Alimentarius in 1997, but the national level operation was not well-functional because of the lack of national Codex structure through Codex Contact Point (CCP) in the country. In June 2019, CCP has been newly appointed and Myanmar Codex Committee is established. Myanmar is building up the national Codex Structure to vitalize the governmental and stakeholders’ actions to create effective functioning for people in Myanmar
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Not available yet

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
No specific risk assessments body is in place. For the enforcement purpose, Government laboratories (FDA, Dept. fishery, livestock, agriculture) support the risk management decisions by competent authorities
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
not available yet
Official Laboratory
- FDA laboratory - Laboratory under Dept. Fishery, livestock, agriculture
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Central Epidemiological unit under Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports is mainly responsible for surveillance and data collection of food borne disease in humans.
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Pre-market assessment and post market surveillance are in place to collect data on food borne hazards in the food chain