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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

Codex Trust Fund / Bhutan - "Achieving Leadership in the Codex Process"

by Codex office Bhutan A three-day advocacy workshop on the theme “"Achieving Leadership in the Codex Process"” took place from 20 to 22 September 2021 at Drubchhu Resort, Lobesa, Punakha in Bhutan. Around 40 participants from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, State Owned Enterprises, World Health Organization and World Food Programme country office attended the workshop. [...]
24 September 2021

Codex Trust Fund / workshop in Nepal trains future food safety officials

By Gyanendra Gongal    Regional Advisor (Food safety) WHO Regional Office for South East Asia Bhutan, India and Nepal have been implementing a Codex Trust Fund (CTF) group project since 2019. One of the major challenges the project is addressing is limited technical knowledge and expertise to run a functional National Codex Committee and participate actively in the Codex standard setting process. Nepal has been facing challenges to meet requirements for the export of indigenous agri products such as ginger [...]
03 September 2021

METRO supermarkets celebrate World Food Safety Day with staff training and consumer awareness initiatives

As part of the global commemorations, METRO Pakistan celebrated World Food Safety Day, under this year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, at its stores all over the country by building awareness on food safety through internal and external communication, organizing compliance  competition in store and an awareness session on food safety and hygiene protocols for staff. On World Food Safety Day, METRO Pakistan arranged several activities focusing food safety practices improvement or awareness among its employees and customers [...]
22 July 2021
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Message from Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region

On World Food Safety Day, WHO South-East Asia Region calls to intensify efforts to prevent, detect, and manage the risk of foodborne diseases, which globally make 600 million people sick every year. In her message Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh explains that safe food is critical to promoting health and ending hunger, two of the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She also reminds that food safety is everyone’s business and we must all do our part. “Though COVID-19 has [...]
17 June 2021

Japan World Food Safety Day set for 10 June

Japan’s Food Safety Day 2021 will be held online on 10 June, hosted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Japan local group. The 4-hour seminar will be dedicated to “thinking about the safety of food and the benefits it brings.” There will be four parts to the event, which will include presentations and discussion. The first part will explore the recent updates to the key Codex text on the General Principles of Food Hygiene and related HACCP guidelines, with a talk [...]
10 June 2021

Kerala event in India to offer virtual creative competitions for World Food Safety Day

In India, the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), the College of Food technology, Thumburmuzhy and the Thrissur Chapter of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) have teamed up to run a series of competitions to “help in the proliferation of ideas and actions that foster the creation of safe and healthy food for a better tomorrow.”The initiative is called “FOODSALVATIO' 21” and will take place virtually on World Food Safety Day, 7 June and will include: a [...]
07 June 2021

Virtual student seminar in India will discuss safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

The Centre for Quality and Food Safety (CQFS), New Delhi, India has teamed up with Sharda University in Delhi to celebrate World Food Safety Day with a virtual seminar targeted towards students throughout India. The seminar is entitled “safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The winner of an e-poster competition that has been running will also be announced during this event. The seminar will be broken up into a morning and evening session, each with two speakers: Morning: Dr Shyamal Kumar Banerjee, [...]
07 June 2021

YPARD Nepal celebrates World Food Safety Day with a photo contest

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Nepal announced an online “World Food Safety Photo Contest 2021" with the global theme "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow". The contest will run from June 7, 2021, to July 7, 2021, where the winner of the photo contest will be announced. The aim of the contest is to draw the youth’s attention to the current food safety scenario and come up with a better view of visualizing strength, potential contribution, and challenges on stabilizing [...]
07 June 2021

India’s Confederation of Indian Industry to address poultry-related issues for World Food Safety Day

The Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will concentrate on poultry for this year’s World Food Safety Day. In collaboration with the multi stakeholder initiative, Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan (SKA), the CII will run two digital training events aimed at the prevention and control of avian influenza and COVID19, by “addressing the myths and concerns related to food safety of poultry products while also controlling and preventing its spread.”  The morning session is aimed at food business operators, specifically poultry [...]
07 June 2021

Progress, harmony and development group in India will host World Food Safety Day webinar

India’s ‘Progress, Harmony and Development’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHD CCI), which is based in New Delhi, will host a 6-hour ‘virtual celebration’ of World Food Safety Day on 7 June. With sponsorship from a wide range of private sector parties, the event will explore a number of important food safety issues within the food industry, with an emphasis on the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. Date and time: 7 June at 11:00-17:00 (GMT+5:30) Language: English   Read more https://www.phdcci.in/events_webinar/world-food-safety-day-2021/?event_category=Upcoming%20Event
07 June 2021
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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]