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Comité Coordinador Regional del Codex para África (CCAFRICA) - Coordinador regional: Kenya

África se encuentra en una trayectoria de desarrollo, con un crecimiento promedio de la economía del 5 % anual y una clase media en expansión.

El potencial agrícola de África está muy desaprovechado. Aproximadamente el 60 % de la superficie arable no cultivada del mundo se encuentra en el África subsahariana. Algunos países cuentan con un sector agrícola, minorista y de fabricación de alimentos bien consolidado, que abastece tanto el mercados nacional como el internacional.

El acceso a los mercados crea una necesidad inmediata de elaboración de normas alimentarias —incluidas las relativas a la inocuidad de los alimentos— basadas en principios científicos, que permitan el comercio interior, regional e internacional de alimentos y aseguren el papel de África en el comercio alimentario mundial.

La Comisión del Codex Alimentarius ofrece una solución para liberar el potencial de aumento del consumo de alimentos y crecimiento económico y responder a la necesidad de un nuevo acceso al mercado alimentario para los Estados Miembros del CCAFRICA.

 


Noticias de la región

Ghana FDA bolsters food safety education and awareness

In Ghana, the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) led a celebration of World Food Safety Day with food safety public education in the week running up to 7 June 2020. Food safety information was shared on various local radio and TV stations across the country and on the FDA social media platform. The celebration culminated on 8 June with a webinar on the topic 'The Food Safety Situation in Our Food Business Environment during this COVID-19 period'. A recording of the webinar [...]
01 July 2020

Zimbabwe to commemorate World Food Safety Day with a webinar

Food safety is a shared responsibility. The Zimbabwe 2020 WFSD commemoration will bring together, through a webinar, all key players in the food system to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their operations, posed threats to food safety and how these threats are being managed. The stakeholders will also discuss what they are doing to ensure food safety in their work, the challenges they are facing and what support they require to ensure their efforts yield results. The event will [...]
25 June 2020

Commemoration of the Second World Food Safety Day in Burkina Faso

Awareness raising on food safety in the context of COVID-19 at the heart of the commemoration The National Codex Committee is taking part in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic within the framework of the commemoration of the second World Food Safety Day in Burkina Faso. The activity was launched at the premises of the General Meat Society of Ouagadougou, one of the model units for the sale and distribution of meat products. In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]
19 June 2020

WHO Regional Director urges action for safer food from farm to plate, for everyone in Africa

“On June 7 we celebrate World Food Safety Day, because every person has a right to safe food for a nutritious and healthy diet. However, each year, 91 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from acute food-borne illness and 137,000 sadly lose their lives.” These were the opening words of the video message WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, recorded for World Food Safety Day. Watch the video.  
19 June 2020

Angola launches an information campaign about food safety

In the context of World Food Safety Day celebrations in Angola, FAO - together with WHO, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Women Empowerment - launched an awareness campaign about food safety. Messages focused on the need for salespeople to apply good hygiene practices and handle food with clean hands, as well as the need to display products on clean surfaces. Consumers, on the other hand, are advised to wash their food well [...]
17 June 2020

Senegal celebrates World Food Safety Day - TV news report

TV news report from Senegal (in French) on the celebrations for World Food Safety Day. Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise: http://live.rts.sn/home/player/11859        
15 June 2020

Ghanaian cocoa facility celebrates by building food safety awareness

In early June 2020, the Afrotropic Cocoa Processing Company Ltd in Accra, Ghana marked World Food Safety Day with a series of initiatives. All workers were reminded of issues that could bring about food safety problems or foodborne illness. This information was conveyed through pep talks at the start of every shift as well as the use of visuals, which included a poster on the ’Ten Golden Rules of Food Safety’ and the 2020 FAO/WHO campaign materials. WFSD in grand style [...]
15 June 2020

ERIS and partners mark World Food Safety Day in Cabo Verde

To commemorate World Food Safety Day, the Independent Health Regulatory Entity (ERIS), the Chamber of Commerce (CCISS), the representation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Cabo Verde and the Association for the Defense of Consumers (ADECO), met with the press to highlight the theme of the celebration: "Food safety, everyone's responsibility". Read the full story in Portuguese: https://www.eris.cv/index.php/noticias/1630-eris-e-parceiros-assinalam-dia-mundial-da-seguranca-sanitaria-dos-alimentos  
15 June 2020

WHO Expert tells us why food safety is important in the Sub-Saharan African Region

Dr Adelheid Onyango, Regional Nutrition Advisor, WHO Office for the Region of African explains the importance of food safety in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.  Dr Onyango tells us the significance of World Food Safety Day celebrated last week and everyone’s role in ensuring food safety and its implication for good health for all.  She underlines the importance of markets as a critical social place in this region and the challenges faced to ensure the provision of safe and healthy food [...]
15 June 2020

Food industry group in South Africa leads World Food Safety Day discussion inspired by 2020 theme

A 1.5-hour talk about ‘No food security without food safety’ on YouTube, moderated by Charles Katsande of FoodBev International Consulting Pty Ltd, saw the participation of 92 people on 5 June 2020. Organized by the South Africa-based organization, the event connected people from many parts of the world including various countries in Africa and Europe as well as Australia, Canada, India and the United States.  A sub-theme of ‘know food safety, no harm’ was also developed. The panel of five experts each [...]
12 June 2020
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CCAFRICA Secretaría

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS),
Kapiti Road, Off Mombasa Road,
P.O. Box 54974-00200, Nairobi, Kenya 

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