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Bahrain
Codex Contact Point
Dr Eman Magzoub Mohammed Nour Saeed Codex Focal Point Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs P.O. Box 125, Manama Kindom of Baharain Tel: 00973-36116318
E-mail: enoor@mun.gov.bh
Website:
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
1- The Agriculure and marine resources/ Ministry of Works & Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning 2- Ministry of Health
Mandate/competence
AMRA Animal Directorate undertakes routine inspection of live animals (import and domestic, Export ) and food producs from plant , animal and Equatic MoH, Public health Directorate take aresponsiblities of ispection local locatios markets and some types of food at the ports of entry . The Food Safety laboratories of both AMRA& MoH has significant and advanced capacity to undertake analysis of food borne diseases and contaminants (both natural toxins and chemicals).
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
- Mrs. Muhammed Salman ALHaddag - IHR National Focal point - Head of Foods licensing and inspection section email: MHaddaq@health.gov.bh

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
Codex informations and updating sharing with all realeted ministries ( AMRA, MOH, ministry of trade and industry , University, Prive Copmany and consumer production Association.
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
- Agriculture and marine resources ( Food Saftey sections, Labortories sections, plant and animal qurantinee sections, Equatic section) - Public health directoreate ( Food Control sections, labortories sections , Nutrient sections etc. University, Ministry of industry and trade , private sector, Consumer Protection Association

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
- Central Verterinary Laboratory provide scientific advice to different sections in AMR -the MOH assigned a Risk Communications Officer within its Public Health Directorate to workwith, and have direct access to public relations, health promotion and IHR focal points. - the countryhas a coordinated risk communication management system for public health that cuts across other sectorsand is integrated into the national disaster plans. Their is collabration between CVL and BHL
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
N/A
Official Laboratory
CENTRAl Verterinary Laboratory Buplic Haelth Laboratory
Official Competence
Both analysis food borne diseases and contaminants (both natural toxins and chemicals).

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Routine work with work plan - Emergency in case of out break
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
- Routine work with work plan - Emergency in case of out break