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عقدت لجنة التنسيق في الشرق الأدنى أول اجتماع لها في عام 2001. وقد أدى كل من جمهورية مصر العربية والأردن وتونس ولبنان دور المنسق لهذا الإقليم الذي يضم 17 عضواً.

وتتيح اللجنة للأعضاء فرصةً للعمل معاً حول المواصفات الإقليمية والدولية وتبادل الآراء بشأن المسائل المتصلة بالدستور الغذائي.

وتجهد اللجنة لتعزيز مشاركة بلدان الإقليم في عمل الدستور الغذائي عبر تعزيز الاتصال الإقليمي والترويج لاستخدام مواصفات الدستور الغذائي، لا سيما مع مراعاة وضع الإقليم واحتياجاته.

كما ويعمل الإقليم على بناء قدرات أعضائه في مجال تقييم المخاطر وتعزيز قدرات جهات الاتصال واللجان الوطنية للدستور الغذائي، من أجل تحديد الشواغل المتعلقة بسلامة الأغذية والتجارة بالأغذية وتحديد أولوياتها.


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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health tweets ‘five commandments’ of food safety

In a series of tweets, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has joined in the World Food Safety Day celebrations, with some illustrative animations, tips on food safety and advice for the general public. The 7 June tweets start with general messages observing that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant “the world has been through great changes” and as a consequence, people are cooking at home a lot more than they would beforehand. The ministry was therefore offering some advice on how to [...]
17 June 2021

Saudi Food and Drug Authority celebrates World Food Safety Day 2021

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) participated in the celebration of World Food Safety Day through a series of events and activities under the theme “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” In a video address, Dr Hisham Al-Jadhey, CEO of the SFDA, stated that “Foodborne diseases annually cause 420,000 deaths worldwide”. He emphasized “today the whole world celebrates the World Food Safety Day, because ensuring food safety along the food chain affects food safety, human health, increases economic prosperity, [...]
14 June 2021

Codex Near East region discusses World Food Safety Day activities

The Codex Committee for the Near East (CCNE) convened a meeting on 7 June to discuss World Food Safety Day, its importance and events being organized in Member Countries. The meeting was an initiative of CCNE coordinator, Saudi Arabia, who provided a presentation about food safety and World Food Safety Day. The session involved discussions about the importance of the role of food safety organizations around the world to keep food safe for a healthier future for all. Members shared their [...]
11 June 2021

Webinar hosted by KAUST university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to focus on good analytical practices in food safety

KAUST Community Life Food Safety and KAUST Research are contributing to the development of the Middle East and North Africa Section of the Association of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC INTERNATIONAL), the leading organization for the standardization of food analytical methods worldwide. Through this developing partnership and its participation in the University Taskforce of AOAC International, KAUST is promoting and propagating best practices in food analytical science, which will be highlighted as part of the collective celebration of this year’s World Food [...]
10 June 2021

الكويت تنتج فيديو لليوم العالمي لسلامة الغذاء

تعتبر سلامة الغذاء قضية مهمة وأولوية في دولة الكويت لأنها كدولة تعتمد بشكل كبير على الأغذية المستوردة. وبالتالي تدرك دولة الكويت أهمية التحديات التي تواجهها لضمان سلامة الغذاء والالتزامات بحماية صحة المستهلك، كما تتعاون الهيئة العامة للغذاء والتغذية في دولة الكويت مع مختلف الجهات المعنية للتأكيد على أهمية الوقاية من الأمراض المنقولة بالغذاء. يستدعي العبء العالمي للأمراض المنقولة عن طريق الأغذية جهودًا تعاونية ومشتركة بين جميع الجهات المعنية لتقليل ومنع العواقب غير المرغوب فيها لاستهلاك الأغذية غير الآمنة. لذلك ، [...]
07 June 2021

Food quality manager in Iran to use Instagram to promote World Food Safety Day

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ms F D Nassiri, a food quality manager with 12 years’ experience, has decided to conduct a solo food safety campaign for World Food Safety Day. Please support her efforts by following her Farsi-language food safety posts and advice at @foodsafetybyfdn !!
05 June 2021

CCNE region to come together under the leadership of the new Regional Coordinator

On 7 April 2021 the Members of the CCNE region will come together virtually for an informal meeting under the direction of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, confirmed as the new Regional Coordinator at CAC43. The meeting aims to review the ongoing work of CCNE and strengthen communication and collaboration on Codex work across the region. Virtual meetings have become a valuable tool to maintaining contact with Codex members and observers during the ongoing pandemic and ensuring that the work of Codex [...]
31 March 2021

Bringing the Arab region closer together in Codex

Mariam Eid, Vice Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, addressed the 14th Dubai International Food Safety Conference - “Building Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems” - held online from 29 to 30 November 2020. In describing how countries in the Arab region can harness the opportunities provided by engaging with the Codex Alimentarius, she emphasized the importance for countries to establish their priorities in order to raise awareness of food safety. “Countries of the region must convince decision-makers of the importance of [...]
02 December 2020

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
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Saudi Food & Drug Authority
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 11 2038222 Ext:3347

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