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Fiji
Codex Contact Point
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Private Mail Bag, Robinson Complex Raiwaqa, Suva Tel: +679 3384233
E-mail: vio.veretawatini@govnet.gov.fj
Website:
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Food Unit/Competent authority - Ministry of Health Crop and Livestock - Ministry of Agriculture
Mandate/competence
www.health.gov.fj www.agriculture.gov.fj
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Chief Health Inspector

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 meets every quarter every year. -Ministry of Health -Ministry of Agriculture -Ministry of Fisheries -Ministry of Trade -Bio-security of Fiji -Consumer Council -Fiji Revenue and Customs Services -University of the South Pacific -Pacific Horticultural Agricultural Market Access -Exporters -Farmers Representative
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Chemistry Laboratory - Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory - Ministry of Agriculture Institute of Applied Science -University of the South Pacific

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Food Unit-Ministry of Health Chemistry Laboratory - Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory - Ministry of Agriculture Institute of Applied Science -University of the South Pacific Bio security of Fiji
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Not readily available in public domain
Official Laboratory
1.Chemistry Laboratory (Fiji) 2.Veterinary Laboratory (Fiji) 3.Institute of Applied Science -University of the South (Fiji) Pacific 4.Asure Quality Laboratory (New Zealand) 5.Cawthron Laboratory (New Zealand)
Official Competence
1.organoleptic, chemical, contaminants, residues, heavy metals, adulteration, 2.mirco biological 3.Organoleptic, chemical, contaminants, residues, heavy metals, adulteration,mirco biological 4.Chemical, Heavy metals, Mycotoxin 5.Mirco biological, Chemical,

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Public Health Laboratory - Centre of Diseases Survey
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Boarder Control Agency (Ministry of Health -Food Unit, Bio-security of Fiji )