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Comité Coordinador Regional del Codex para Asia (CCASIA) - Coordinador regional: India

El Comité Coordinador para Asia se creó en el 11.o período de sesiones de la Comisión del Codex Alimentarius (CAC), celebrado en Roma (Italia) en julio de 1976. Its first meeting was held in New Delhi (India) in January 1977. Su primera reunión tuvo lugar en Nueva Delhi (India) en enero de 1977. Posteriormente su nombre se amplió a Comité Coordinador Regional del Codex para Asia (CCASIA) puesto que esta denominación reflejaba mejor la participación de los países de la región.

El principal objetivo del CCASIA es promover la comunicación entre los miembros asiáticos, así como elaborar normas regionales para determinados productos alimenticios. Desde su creación, el CCASIA ha venido trabajando para proteger la salud de los consumidores y garantizar prácticas equitativas en el comercio de alimentos.

Noticias de la región

Work on AMR a collaborative effort

In 2016 the Codex Alimentarius Commission established a Task Force on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which will hold its first meeting in Jeju, 27 November – 1 December 2017. Professor Yong Ho Park will chair the task force on behalf of the Republic of Korea. Professor Park holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a masters in science from Seoul National University, Korea and a PhD in veterinary microbiology from Washington State University. He has worked in the field of veterinary science [...]
16 November 2017

Safer Food Training for effective participation in Codex

Bangkok October 11 2017 In some ways the premise is very simple: build stronger Codex coordination at the country level, use  Codex standards in national legislation, and then begin to influence which standards are developed in Codex to protect the needs of consumers or to seize a particular trade opportunity. However the realty in some countries is that the level of technical knowledge, skills, capacity and resources to actively and effectively participate in Codex is still under development. Countries need buy-in and [...]
11 October 2017

Who is new in the Codex Secretariat?

Seconded officers provide a valuable contribution to the work of the Secretariat. There are currently five food standards officers in the Codex Secretariat. That is not many to run over 20 technical and regional committees in any given year. The two seconded officers currently sponsored by the governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea therefore provide welcome additional technical capacity together with specific knowledge of Codex geographical regions and national systems and processes. Myoengsin Choi from the Republic of Korea has [...]
09 June 2017

Codex Food Additives Committee meeting in Macao, China

This committee establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual food additives. A food additive in Codex is defined as "any substance not normally consumed as a food by itself and not normally used as a typical ingredient of the food". Adding food and colour ingredients Additives can be added during the manufacture, processing, preparation, treatment, packing, packaging, transport or holding of a food for technological purposes.  This could be for example to colour, to sweeten or to help preserve the food. In the [...]
17 March 2017

Spices Committee Chennai 6-10 February

On July 5 2013, at its 36th session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed to establish a committee hosted by India to elaborate worldwide standards for spices and culinary herbs in their dried and dehydrated state in whole, ground, and cracked or crushed form. The spices committee meets in Chennai, India next week (6-10 February) for its 3rd session. Amongst matters under discussion will be progress on draft standards for cumin, thyme, pepper and oregano. Work will also continue on grouping of spices [...]
06 February 2017

FAO and Japan high level discussions

24 Jan 2017, Rome - a delegation of senior officials from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries met in Rome to enhance both sides of a strong relationship that sees Japan as FAO's number two donor to FAO's regular budget behind the United States. Japan has for a number of years provided extensive support to Codex through an ongoing programme of seconded officers to the Secretariat. The specialist background these officers bring, combined with [...]
24 January 2017

China National Codex Committee Annual meeting

On December 21st, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt spoke to the Chinese National Codex Committee at the annual meeting in Beijing that brings together the numerous ministries involved in Codex work. Annual Codex Report Chaired by Dr Fan Yongxiang of The National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment and hosted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the session heard reports on current activities and future initiatives regarding food safety and international standards. More than 20 representatives from the China Food Industry Association [...]
23 December 2016

Risk communication vital for food safety

The Codex Chairperson, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet, attended the Shenzhen China Food Safety Risk Communication Conference which took place in Shenzhen, China on 28th and 29th November 2016. Hosted by the Shenzhen Food Safety Commission Office, the Food and Drug Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and organised by the Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology (SIST), the Food Safety Risk Communication Conference was attended by more than 400 participants representing stakeholders from relevant sectors including government officials, industry, consumer organisations and academia. Food [...]
30 November 2016

Ten years of integrated food law in India

The second of the Joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committees (CCASIA) meets 26-30 September in New Delhi India. Each committee is responsible for defining the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control. By working collectively at the regional level countries are able to highlight regulatory issues and problems arising from food control in order to strengthen food control infrastructures. New Initiatives for 2016-2017 New features for the regional meetings include: a keynote speech highlighting issues and challenges of particular [...]
23 September 2016
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FSSAI spreading food safety awareness in every sector

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has said that the government is committed to providing safe food for people throughout the food sector: from street vendors to major industries. Speaking to the reporters on the side-lines of a conference organised by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) in New Delhi, Nadda said the government has given training to 23000 vendors on food safety in Delhi and has certified them too. “Demand for this training [...]
16 September 2016
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Secretaría de CCASIA

National Codex Contact Point
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road,
New Delhi -110002 INDIA
Tel: +91-11-23237439
Correo electrónico: codex-india@nic.in
Sitio web: http://www.fssai.gov.in/Codexindia.aspx