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The CCEURO Region - Regional Coordinator Kazakhstan

In 1964, at its second session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission established the Coordinating Committee for Europe to succeed the 'European Council of the Codex Alimentarius' and to replace the 'Advisory Group for Europe' set up at its first session in 1963.

The first meeting of the Coordinating Committee for Europe took place in July 1965 in Berne, Switzerland and was attended by 16 countries from the region.

 

As Kazakhstan begins its second term as coordinator issues such as food fraud and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remain priorities. CCEURO will be seeking increased cooperation across sectors and countries to address food fraud and regional AMR policy.

Other critical food safety issues in the region include the use of new types of raw materials, new foods, and new technological processes which are increasingly being used by the food industry. Extreme weather events and the effects of climate change also have a direct impact on food security and food safety.

The main goals for Kazakhstan as coordinator are the sustainable participation of non-EU countries in the work of Codex and the consolidation and cohesion of CCEURO Members based on the region’s commitment to Codex core values.

 


News from the region

Turkey opens week of World Food Safety Day Food Safety Conversations

On 7 June, Samim Saner, President of the Turkish Food Safety Association moderated the first of a week-long series of “Food Safety Conversations” to mark World Food Safety Day. This webinar was entitled simply “The World Food Safety Day panel: safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” Guests from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry talked about key food safety issues in their area of [...]
10 June 2021

World Food Safety Day in North Macedonia

As a national Codex Contact Point for North Macedonia, the Food and Veterinary Agency joined the global campaign in the celebration of June 7 - World Food Safety Day. The aim of the initiative was to bring together different stakeholders involved in the food chain and through a public debate to raise awareness for food safety as well as inform the public about the importance of preventing and managing the risks associated with food, promoting health, economic prosperity, agricultural development [...]
09 June 2021

World Food Safety Day celebrated in Georgia

In celebration of World Food Safety Day, the National Food Agency of Georgia has presented its annual report. The event was opened by Mr. Levan Davitashvili, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, who highlighted the achieved results and new challenges and thanked FAO and other international organizations for their continuous support in ensuring food safety in the country. "I would not exaggerate to state that in terms of food safety, the ministry has been working continuously, consistently and [...]
08 June 2021

Food Safety in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems in Europe and Central Asia

In celebration of the 7 June World Food Safety Day, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and WHO Regional Office for Europe held a joint event this morning to discuss food safety in the context of sustainable food systems and actions needed to address food safety issues in the interface of humans, animals and environment. The event was attended by 216 participants and was available in English and Russian languages. The opening addresses by Mr. Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant [...]
07 June 2021

UK University lecture gives tips on food safety and the most consumed staple in the world - rice

Professor Parvez Haris of de Montfort University in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland gave a lecture for World Food Safety Day on the ways in which rice can become contaminated and ways to address what can sometimes be a serious problem. He highlighted the fact that rice is a staple food for more than half the world’s population and it therefore has a key role in food production and consumption: it is the cereal with the highest [...]
07 June 2021

World Food Safety Day workshop to address food safety and health issues in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) office in the Kyrgyz Republic in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Development is organizing a World Food Safety Day workshop aimed at a range of stakeholders, including food producers and food businesses, trade networks, regional divisions of the Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary & Epidemiological Surveillance and medical practitioners. The 30-person workshop will be a part of FAO’s project on “Assessment and improvement of institutional capacities on food [...]
07 June 2021

Government of Serbia, FAO and the EBRD to hold World Food Safety Day webinar for small-scale producers

The Government of Serbia, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Investment Centre and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  (EBRD) are planning a World Food Safety Day event to raise awareness about the collective responsibility that is involved in keeping food safe. The virtual discussion is particularly aimed at small-scale producers and processors, government representatives, extension workers and local media and will use the occasion of World Food Safety Day to highlight relevant work that [...]
07 June 2021

Spain’s Food Safety Agency plans World Food Safety Day online event

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) plans a 2-hour webinar for World Food Safety Day to discuss various food safety topics with different panellists representing the Spanish administration, consumers, stakeholders and influencers. The Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs will open the event. AESAN promotes food safety and healthy nutrition in Spain. Join the event:  https://vimeo.com/557595438 Read more: https://www.aesan.gob.es/AECOSAN/web/noticias_y_actualizaciones/eventos/2021/DMSA_21.htm Date & time: 7 June, 11:00 CET (09:00 GMT)
07 June 2021

Turkey will host a week-long series of in-depth “food safety talks”

Starting on World Food Safety Day itself, and lasting for a full week, Turkey’s series of “food safety talks” will cover a comprehensive programme of key food safety issues and concerns. The Turkish Food Safety Association (TFSA) has invited national and international guests to discuss a range of issues, starting on 7 June with the World Food Safety Day theme “food safety now for a healthy tomorrow.” On subsequent days, discussions will cover “Food Loss and Waste” on 8 June [...]
07 June 2021

Veraliment to hold a round table ‘without borders’ for World Food Safety Day

For the third year, Veraliment is organizing an event to mark World Food Safety Day. Under the title “Cultura de Inocuidad 360º” (360º Safety Culture), the Spain-based food safety training and awareness-raising organization will host a virtual round table around the culture of food safety. The event is being organized by Andrés García, CEO of Veraliment, together with Miguel Mateo, head of Oxocarbenio, and Fernando del Pino, biologist and food safety technician – and they are keeping us on tenterhooks about [...]
07 June 2021
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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 Tolysbaeva Zhanar
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.