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Codex Contact Point
The Director General Food Safety and Quality Authority Kotu East, Kotu P.O.Box 2047, Serre Kunda The Gambia Tel: +220 9969070
E-mail: [email protected]
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia.
Directorate of Livestock Services
Plant Protection Services
The Authority is responsible for enforcing safety and quality of food, including water and beverages, and animal feed. Authority has a Food Control Directorate responsible for inspection and certification, a Scientific Affairs Directorate responsible for risk assessment and supported by a Scientific Committee that is made up of independent scientists
Responsible for animal health
Responsible for plant health
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
The Director General Food Safety and Quality Authority P.O.Box 2047, Serre Kunda Email:[email protected] / [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
The National Codex Committee was reformed and re established in March 2016 to allow for better inclusion of all relevant stakeholders. Training is being provided to the new membership for more effective participation
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Participants have been identified from academia, public and private research bodies to aid in providing scientific data

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Scientific Affairs Directorate, Scientific Committee, accredited labs identified by the Authority within the sub region
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Official Laboratory
National Agriculture Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture
Plant Protection Lab, Ministry of Agriculture
Food Microbiology Lab, Ministry of Fisheries
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