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The CCASIA Region - Regional Coordinator China

The Coordinating Committee for Asia was established at the 11th Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission held in Rome, Italy, in July 1976. Its first meeting was held in New Delhi (India) in January 1977.

The regional coordinator operates from within the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment.

China’s main priorities as coordinator include enhancing participation in Codex meetings, supporting the prioritization of Codex work in the region, improving harmonization of food safety standards and accelerating the revitalization of the coordinating committee by sharing information and providing regular updates on food safety issues within the region.

China also wishes to promote collaboration with observer organizations and improve efficient and effective communication between regional members FAO, WHO, and the Codex Secretariat.

 


News from the region

World Food Safety Day observed in Beijing, China

On 7 June, the Office of the Food Safety Committee of the State Council, together with the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the National Health and Health Commission, the General Administration of Customs, and the General Administration of Market Supervision, hosted the 2020 China World Food Safety Day event in Beijing. Xiao Yaqing, Director of the Food Safety Committee Office of the State Council and Director of the General Administration of Market Supervision, attended the [...]
10 June 2020

Vice President of India shows support for World Food Safety Day on social media

In support of the 2nd celebration of the World Food Safety Day the official twitter account of the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu ran a a series of messages underlining the need to create awareness of foodbourne diseases and stressing how all those responsible along the food chain should work to ensure food is safe, healthy and nutritious.     On this World Food Safety Day,I call upon all stakeholders – Producers,Vendors,Consumers &Governmentsto ensure that the food we consume is safe, [...]
09 June 2020

Join the webinar Food Safety, Everyone’s Business: The India Experience June 10, 2020 | 11am - noon EST

Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director of Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank will join Pawan Agarwal, Special Secretary, Logistics, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and previously the CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority India to talk about India’s experience with improving food safety.  The discussion will be moderated by Lystra N. Antoine, CEO of the Global Food Safety Partnership.   Speakers Pawan Kumar Agarwal Beginning his civil service career in 1985 as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) [...]
09 June 2020

Food safety is everyone’s business “even yours and mine”

The words of Ojasvini Naik, at aged eight India’s youngest food safety ambassador and a young girl with both a passion and a mission, who is already a veteran of food safety messaging. At just aged 6 Ojasvini learnt through participating with her Mother in food safety training for food handlers that children her age carry the burden of foodborne disease with 125 000 deaths per year according to WHO. 2018 awards ceremony: Sanjay Dave (former Chairperson Codex Alimentarius Commission), Pawan [...]
06 June 2020

Japan celebrates World Food Safety Day and delivers key COVID-19 information for the public

Japan celebrates the World Food Safety Day. The Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) posts a message of “Food safety, everyone's business” on social media to bring the attention of the public. In addition, “a Guide to World Food Safety Day 2020” was translated to Japanese in order to involve relevant stakeholders to join this celebration. In order to overcome challenges caused by COVID-19 and ensure food safety, the “COVID-19 and food [...]
05 June 2020

Food safety education in elementary school classes in China

Promoting the 2nd World Food Safety Day By Tian Ding, Mingming Guo, Yiran Jiang An exciting Food Safety publicity and educational programme for the second World Food Safety Day was held by Department of Food Science and Nutrition of Zhejiang University on 29-31 May  2020. It was titled “Food Safety enters the classes and promotes Food Education in elementary schools”. They integrated food science with safety fun and brought this exciting activity into Liuxia elementary school in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, China. [...]
02 June 2020

Food additives committee supporting innovation whilst maintaining core values

Many of the Codex technical committees are exploring how to continue working on specific topics in the absence of physical meetings without losing an entire year. The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), hosted by China, met online on 21 May 2020 with the countries leading electronic working groups in the committee to address concerns from member countries and observers on how CCFA can continue to manage its standard development work effectively. Commenting on the outcome of those discussions, chairperson Yongxiang [...]
27 May 2020

Joint FAO/OIE/WFP/WHO food safety webinar - Food safety in the “new normal”

Have you noticed that you are now washing your hands more properly than the last year?  It is an important yet unique opportunity on the second observance of World Food Safety Day that we all have a chance to reflect how our continuous and new food safety actions could fit into the “new normal” era.   Over the last few decades, a substantial amount of efforts have been made to improve our food safety systems in Asia and the Pacific. Consumers are more aware of food [...]
25 May 2020

Cambodia workshop / Enhancing participation in Codex

To strengthen Cambodia’s capacity for better and more effective participation in Codex work, FAO in collaboration with the General Directorate of CAMCONTROL, Ministry of Commerce organized a training workshop from 18- 20 February 2020. The training is part of a wider five year programme sponsored by Japan which supports capacity building for international food safety standard development and implementation for ASEAN countries.  A total of 40 officials from various sectors including government officials from CAMCONTROL, (the national Codex Contact Point), relevant ministries, [...]
25 February 2020

Gyanendra Gongal appointed WHO Regional Adviser for food safety in South-East Asia

Gyanendra Gongal, from Nepal, has recently been appointed WHO Regional Adviser for food safety in the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia (SEARO), the first time in two decades, in his words, that someone will be working full time on food safety in the region. His new role involves providing technical leadership, supporting the Codex Trust Fund (CTF), and working on policy advocacy, Codex, risk assessment, food safety emergency and INFOSAN activities. Why are you excited about the new position? There hasn’t [...]
15 January 2020
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CCASIA Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCASIA Secretariat

No.37,Guangqu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
Tel: +86-10-52165402

E-mail: [email protected]