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Syrian Arab Republic
Codex Contact Point
Mr Nedal Adra Head of food department Syrian Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology (SASMO), P.O. Box 11836, Damascus Tel: +963 11 6131852
E-mail: sasmo@net.sy
Website:
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
- Syrian Arab standardization and metrology organization (issuing food products standards) - Ministry of internal trade and consumer protection (monitoring and analyzing food products) - Ministry of health (monitoring of kids and infants food) - Ministry of agriculture (Residues of pesticides veterinary drugs)
Mandate/competence
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
not available now. there was contact point with TBT in the past

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 the contact point with codex
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
- Syrian Arab standardization and metrology organization - Ministry of internal trade and consumer protection - syrian universities

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Syrian Arab standardization and metrology organization Ministry of internal trade and consumer protection Ministry of health Ministry of agriculture
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
the current crisis in syria lead to the prevalence of: - Hepatitis - cholera - unhealthy and uncontroled food - bad nutrition for infants and kids
Official Laboratory
- laboratory of Ministry of internal trade and consumer protection. baboratory of thr Ministry of health (monitoring of kids and infants food) - laboratory of the Ministry of agriculture. - industrial Researches and tests center. - laboratory of the ministry of transportation
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
ministry of health
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Syrian Arab standardization and metrology organization Ministry of internal trade and consumer protection Ministry of health Ministry of agriculture