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Kenya / Increasing engagement in Codex by building up National Committee

Kenya, in an effort to streamline and increase efficiency for participation in Codex work recently reconstituted its National Codex Committee. On Tuesday 2 March 2021, the Codex Contact Point, housed in the Kenya Bureau of Standards held an induction programme for the newly reconstituted committee. “This move was to ensure maximum representation from all key food safety players,” said Maryann Kindiki who is the new Codex Contact Point for Kenya. Among the issues discussed were how the Codex Alimentarius Commission [...]
04 March 2021

Poland first out of the blocks in support of World Food Safety Day

With remarkable speed the Polish Agricultural and Food Quality Inspectorate has already launched its awareness raising campaign as the world gears up for the 2021 World Food Safety Day on 7 June. Writing on their official website and on social media following the launch of the campaign on 18 February 2021, Poland encourages all its citizens to follow the events surrounding the UN Day and engage with others to celebrate “safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”, the theme of this [...]
25 February 2021

CCGP France / Organization key to building a successful virtual event

Countries all over the world were watching the French Secretariat closely as the first Codex subsidiary body to meet virtually, the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP), launched the 2021 series of Codex technical meetings. The Executive Committee had already shown that meetings could be managed this way for smaller groups and the first ever virtual Commission in 2020 had demonstrated that high-level gatherings were also possible with bigger numbers – over 900 delegates registered. The next challenge however for [...]
22 February 2021

غذاء آمن اليوم لغدٍ مفعم بالصحة

أطلقت نشرة إخبارية صدرت بتاريخ 18 شباط/ فبراير على قناة هيئة الدستور الغذائي على تويتر، وعلى موقع لنكد إن لمنظمة الأغذية والزراعة، وعلى قنوات اليوتيوب حملة اليوم العالمي لسلامة الأغذية لعام 2021 تحت شعار "غذاء آمن اليوم لغدٍ مفعم بالصحة". إن هذا اليوم الذي يكتسب زخما عالميا مع اقتراب الذكرى السنوية الثالثة لإطلاقه يدعو الحكومات وجميع العاملين في مجال الأغذية والمستهلكين إلى اتخاذ الإجراءات اللازمة. ضمان سلامة الأغذية – يجب على الحكومات ضمان أغذية آمنة ومغذية للجميع. توخي السلامة في زراعة الأغذية – [...]
19 February 2021

#اليوم العالمي لسلامة الأغذية 2021 / تابعوا إطلاق الحملة، 18 شباط/ فبراير، الساعة 15:00 بتوقيت وسط أوروبا.

سيتم إطلاق حملة اليوم العالمي لسلامة الأغذية لعام 2021 في 18 شباط/ فبراير، الساعة 15:00 بتوقيت وسط أوروبا مع إعلان موضوع الاحتفال لهذا العام. وسيكون هناك نشرة إخبارية تتضمن مساهمات من منظمة الأغذية والزراعة، ومنظمة الصحة العالمية، وأمانات هيئة الدستور الغذائي، والشبكة الدولية للسلطات المعنية بالسلامة الغذائية، بالإضافة إلى ضيوف من جميع أنحاء العالم، وستناقش النشرة سبب كون سلامة الأغذية مسألة تهم الجميع وتُمهّد الطريق للاحتفال بالمرة الثالثة بهذا اليوم الدولي في 7 حزيران/ يونيو، 2021. وسيتم بث نشرة الأخبار (باللغة [...]
16 February 2021

Ecuador launches food safety mascots live on Facebook

On Friday 12 February 2021, at 16:00 (CET), 10am local time, Agrocalidad, the Phyto and Zoosanitary Regulation and Control Agency in Ecuador will host a live Facebook broadcast to present a series of figurative cartoon characters that aim to carry key food safety messages to a wide audience. “Foodborne diseases represent a serious risk in both developed and developing countries and proper food handling can go a long way to preventing most of these,” said Rommel Betancourt, Coordinator of Food Safety [...]
12 February 2021

Ministers call on Codex to be bold in creating ambitious new standards

Welcoming delegates to the 32nd session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) that is taking place virtually from 8 to 17 February 2021,  Julien Denormandie, Minister of Agriculture and Food, of the host country France said that in a world facing a major pandemic, the different stakeholders in the food sector everywhere face the challenge of producing healthy and good quality food in sufficient quantity, while at the same time coping with the risk of health, economic hazards [...]
11 February 2021

Codex technical committees underway again with meeting of General Principles

More than a year has passed since the last time a Codex technical committee met. When the Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance ended on 13 December 2019 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, nobody could imagine that there would be a 14 month wait for experts to gather once again to continue their formal deliberations of Codex business. The task of kicking off the 2021 series of meetings, with plans currently for a virtual year and online sessions, has fallen to France [...]
07 February 2021

Webinar - 5 February 12:00 CET / Good practices for the feed sector matter

A webinar taking place on 5 February 2021, 12:00-13:30 CET, entitled Feed safety – Good Practices for the Feed Sector Matter, will bring together experts from FAO and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) to discuss the importance of feed safety in the sustainable production of safe food of animal origin. The event will also see the launch of a new manual on implementing the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding. Primary producers, including farmers and the feed [...]
02 February 2021

Codex technical committees ready to meet the challenge of 2021 online

This year is going to be a big challenge for the Codex system as the technical committees that were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic prepare to operate for the first time virtually. Experiences with the smaller Executive Committee and the success of the 43rd Commission have shown that both small and large groups can be brought together on line, but how easy will it be, operating virtually, to iron out more complex, technical differences on pesticides, contaminants or [...]
28 January 2021
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