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The CCNE Region - Regional Coordinator Iran

The Near East Coordinating Committee held its first meeting in 2001. Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon have served as coordinators for the region which has 17 members.

CCNE provides members with the opportunity to work collectively on regional and international standards and exchange views on Codex related issues.

CCNE strives to enhance the participation of countries in the region in the work of Codex by strengthening regional communication and promoting the use of Codex standards, especially taking into account the regional situation and needs.

The region also works to build the capacity of members regarding risk assessment and to enhance the capacities of Codex Contact Points and National Codex Committees to identify and prioritise food safety and trade concerns.

 


News from the region

Food safety is an issue of concern to all in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health of Qatar organized a series of initiatives in celebration of World Food Safety Day that made news headlines in June 2020. During a webinar a draft Arab food safety policy was presented. The Arab Food Safety Team of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States had tasked Qatar with preparing the initial draft, which is ‘to provide the technical basis for joint coordination and standardization of procedures among the competent authorities in the [...]
08 July 2020

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility and everyone’s business in the Near East

Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa, and Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, issued a joint statement on 7 June 2020 on the occasion of World Food Safety Day. The statement highlighted the crucial role of safe food in promoting health and ending hunger. "Without universal access to safe food, the 2030 Agenda will be impossible to achieve. Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient [...]
26 June 2020

Health and Agriculture team up to celebrate WFSD in Lebanon

FAO, WHO and Ministry of Agriculture took the WFSD opportunity to express together appreciation to everyone who contributes to ensuring the safety of food, especially in light of the challenges the world is facing because of globalization and open markets, in addition to the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic. They celebrated the WFSD by undertaking a media campaign through the development of a brief on WFSD, a joint press release, an infographic with the five messages of the campaign and twitter [...]
19 June 2020

Tunisia celebrates World Food Safety Day

As part of the World Food Safety Day celebrations the Tunisian National Agency for Sanitary and Environmental Control of Products (ANCSEP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and all governmental and non-governmental parties involved in food safety, come together to consolidate food safety efforts and support actions to ensure food safety. This year World Food Safety Day addresses  "Food safety in markets" especially in times of COVID-19.   In this context, ANCSEP and the World Health Organization, in collaboration with all [...]
07 June 2020

Saudi Arabia celebrates World Food Safety Day

In commemoration of World Food Safety Day (WFSD), the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is participating in the celebration of the second WFSD through a series of events and activities under the theme “Food safety, everyone's business”. These activities include number of webinars over two days, awareness infographics, clips, and participation in some TV programs to enhance food safety awareness.  Webinars (Arabic Language)  Webinar 1: Assuring Food Safety, 7th June 2020 (10:00 – 10:30 KSA time) Webinar 2: Feed products safety, 7th June 2020 (11:00 – 11:30 KSA time) Webinar 3: Pesticide residues in food, 8th June 2020 [...]
07 June 2020

Food safety in the time of COVID-19 webinar - Sunday 7 June 2pm (GMT+3)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - Food Safety Webinar  Sunday, June 7, 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. (GMT +3) Participate Online   Chris Sealey, Vice President, Community Life invites you to join Community Life, in celebrating the World Food Safety Day on June 7. The action-oriented campaign theme is "Food safety, everyone's business" and aims to enhance global food safety awareness.  Food safety is a shared responsibility. This webinar is designed to share information and resources regarding food safety and COVID-19. The goal is to support informed actions in the community since everyone, from farm [...]
05 June 2020

Qatar to promote food safety in a two-week campaign

On the occasion of World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2020, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar will organize a two-week virtual campaign under the theme “Food safety, everyone's business”  to promote awareness to consumers by disseminating brochures, banners and messages through social media, radio, press interviews and a press release. The campaign aims to encourage consumers to follow containment-related health measures while grocery shopping and to improve their knowledge about food hygiene and the risks associated with handling  food [...]
04 June 2020

WFSD video / in Kuwait, food safety is everyone’s business

To celebrate World Food Safety Day (WFSD) the Codex Contact Point of Kuwait based in the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition (PAFN) has developed a video. In line with the 2020 WFSD theme of Food safety, everyone’s business the short film brings together the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Health, the Public Authority of Agricultural affairs and fisheries, PAFN itself - which is responsible for developing the national food safety policy, food laboratories, farmers, food business [...]
24 May 2020

FAO and EOS Continue to support the Codex System in Egypt

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS), held a workshop on Codex on 16 December 2019 in Aswan Governorate, Egypt. The workshop was the third in a series of initiatives which has included events in Cairo and Alexandria to support the Codex system in Egypt within the framework of the "Improving the National Food Control System” programme. Participants at Aswan workshop December 2019 The workshop aimed to raise [...]
29 December 2019

Alexandria workshop maximises participation of all those involved in Codex in Egypt

FAO, in cooperation with the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS), held a workshop in Alexandria from 25-27 November 2019 entitled "Supporting Codex Capacity in Egypt" to strengthen the structure and program of Codex in Egypt, to improve the food import control system in the country in order to facilitate trade and ensure food safety. Workshop: "Supporting Codex Capacity in Egypt" The three-day workshop took place in the context of the public/private partnership, under the supervision of the Egyptian Codex Contact [...]
09 December 2019
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CCNE Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCNE Secretariat

Faroogh Life Sciences Research Laboratory
Tehran
Iran

Email: [email protected]