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The CCNASWP Region - Regional Coordinator Vanuatu

The North America and South West Pacific Codex Region is a remarkably diverse region combining fully mature economies such as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with 10 small island states. The largest of these is Papua New Guinea (population over 7 million) and the smallest, the Cook Islands and Nauru with populations of around 10,000.

Priorities for the capacity development initiatives of FAO and WHO in the small island states include continued support for the development of Codex-based national food safety legislation, promoting risk-based food inspection and considering how Codex and national food control systems can contribute towards the prevention and control of non communicable diseases and micronutrient deficiencies.

 


News from the region

Codex Secretariat at CCNASWP in Vanuatu

The Codex Secretariat plays a key role in the running of over 20 international meetings per year. As the 2016-2017 round of joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee meetings begins with the North America and South West Pacific Region in Vanuatu, two members of the Secretariat have travelled to Port Vila. Dr Annamaria Bruno is a Senior Food Standards Officer in the Secretariat with responsibility for CCFA, CCRVDF, CCASIA, CCMMP, CCGP, CCLAC as well as being Alternate Officer for CCFH, CCNASWP, CCSCH, CCPR, CCFFP. [...]
18 September 2016

PNG strengthens capacity on food safety

Representatives of government departments and bodies and the food industry attended a training course organised by the Department of Trade Commerce and Industry (DTCI) in Port Moresby with the support of the European Union. The training aims to strengthen national capacities for food safety and controls, in line with the international requirements. The training course took place from February 02 - 05, at the request of DTCI, and covered topics that are essential for risk and quality management of public laboratories [...]
09 February 2016
https://youtu.be/CXGLtdyyYH0

Codex in the Cook Islands

The succcess of tourism in the Cook Islands has led to an increasing dependence on food imports. Harmonising national food safety standards with those of the Codex Alimentarius will enable the islands to better protect their communities and the tourist industry. The ministries of health, agriculture and fisheries combine to cover all aspects of food safety and quality from the field to the table. Watch the video.
18 February 2015
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CCNASWP Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCNASWP Secretariat

Vanuatu Ministry of Health,
PMB 009 Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

Email: vtovu@vanuatu.gov.vu