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The CCEURO Region - Regional Coordinator Kazakhstan

At the CAC of July 2017 Kazakhstan was officially appointed as the new Coordinator for the European region, the first time a country from Central Asia has held the position.

Currently the Coordinating Committee for Europe has 52 members: 51 Member Countries and 1 Member Organization (EU). The Codex Team, located in the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is responsible for managing the work as Coordinator for the European region.

These pages are the channel for provision and exchange of any necessary background information, positions and other documents of the Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe and its members.

 


News from the region

“Food Safety and COVID-19, Connection or Obsession?” A webinar by FEDALCYTA

This year, to mark the second celebration of World Food Safety Day, FEDALCYTA, the Food Campus of the University of Barcelona and FEDNU, are holding a webinar on 8 June. The webinar “Food Safety and COVID-19, Connection or Obsession? Exploring reality based on risk analysis” aims to provide an outlook of the changes required to prevent the impacts of COVID-19 impact on consumer health, global food trade, local markets and the food supply chain.   Save the Date 8 June, 16:30 CEST Register at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dmia-2020/register Follow [...]
05 June 2020

European Food Safety Authority live Twitter Q&A 8 June 15:00 CET

Working to raise awareness of food safety and inspire action that helps prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, the European Food Safety Authority will be hosting a Twitter Q&A on Monday 8 June 2020, 15:00 CET. Questions will be answered live on line by Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director and Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt Read more about EFSA’s commitment to World Food Safety Day here. Get involved on Twitter with the hashtag #AskEFSA   We look forward to answering your questions with #CodexSecretary Tom Heilandt [...]
05 June 2020

Tajikistan to celebrate World Food Safety Day with comprehensive communications campaign

Food safety is a priority by the government of Tajikistan. In commemoration of the day, the government plans to roll-out a comprehensive communications campaign with the purpose to: (i) raise awareness of the population on the WHO five keys to safer food; promote food safety as everyone’s business; improve food safety in markets and outlets; strengthen intersectoral collaboration; convene government agencies to take necessary policy decisions to strengthen the national food safety system. With the support of WHO, the Ministry of [...]
04 June 2020

Five Keys to Safer Food - Five Kilometres to support Food Safety

Safe food, balanced nutrition and physical exercise are necessary to stay healthy. In Germany, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) as well as the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) have joined forces to organise an annual World Food Safety Day charity run. Not only will the 5K run help raise awareness of the importance of food safety for every individual, but also money for small-scale food safety projects [...]
29 May 2020

Danish food solutions to heighten global food quality and safety

Denmark are planning World Food Safety Day activites on and around June 7 with a focus on Danish food solutions to heighten global food quality and safety.  Denmark will also hold a webinar on June 8 for Danish exporting food companies where a panel including Esben Egede, Executive Director, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Søren Tinggaard, Vice President, Pork Export Strategy & Marketing, Danish Crown and Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation will explore how to use quality and food safety as [...]
27 May 2020

Czech Republic plans a series of World Food Safety Day publishing activities

Here are the planned activites for World Food Safety Day in the Czech Republic. 26 May 2020 The Ministry of Agriculture - Food Safety Department will publish a short article containing WFSD original key messages on www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz with refence to FAO and WHO activities; and promo materials on social media - Facebook, Twitter (following EFSA activities when key messages and promo materials (images) will be rolled out on social media in a pre-phase starting on 25 May 2020). 2 June 2020 The Ministry of [...]
25 May 2020

Codex Euro Region responds to the challenge of cancelled meetings

If you review the history of Codex committees since 1963 there are occasional gaps in the meeting schedule and most of these in the early years of Codex as the programme gradually developed and expanded. Some committees do not meet every year and so the average number of sessions through the 1970s, 80s, 90s and up to the present day has grown from less than 10 in any calendar year up to 20 in 2019. What then to make of the [...]
13 May 2020

EFSA / communication and common ground key to working together

A team from the FAO Food Safety and Quality Unit together with representatives from the Codex Secretariat and the FAO Nutrition Department travelled to Parma, Italy today to meet with the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). The meeting was an opportunity to find common ground and share insights on a range of issues including scientific opinions, risk communication and possibilities for cooperation on major campaigns such as World Food Safety Day and the International Year of Plant Health. Bernhard Url, Executive [...]
28 January 2020

EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed / 40 years of keeping consumers safe

The European Union (EU) is celebrating the 40 years of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. Food safety is an issue of national and international significance, an issue that affects all countries and has a substantial impact on both public health and economic activity. Operating since 1979, RASFF is one of the great success stories of the EU’s integrated approach to food safety, showing the power of communication and collaboration. By providing a system for the swift exchange of [...]
15 January 2020

New trade opportunities pose new challenges for CCEURO region

Vice-minister of Health, Kazakhstan, Ms L. Aktayeva (main picture) welcomed delegates to the thirty-first session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Europe. "I am confident that active participation of delegates in this meeting will make a significant contribution to solving various issues in the field of food safety, which will strengthen health of people and nations", she said. Drawing on the impetus of the Sustainable Development Goals Aktayeva said, “Codex standards are directly related to food safety and fair practices [...]
30 September 2019
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CCEURO Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCEURO Secretariat

Dr. Nailya Karsybekova
Regional Coordinator CCEURO

Ms. Assem Smagul
Codex Contact Point for Kazakhstan

Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dostyk 18, Astana, Kazakhstan, 010000
Tel: +7 7172 55 49 25

Email: [email protected]

Welcome to Almaty


Looking forward to welcoming CCEURO delegates to Almaty, Kazakhstan for the next FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee meeting in 2019.