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Risk communication vital for food safety

The Codex Chairperson, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet, attended the Shenzhen China Food Safety Risk Communication Conference which took place in Shenzhen, China on 28th and 29th November 2016. Hosted by the Shenzhen Food Safety Commission Office, the Food and Drug Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and organised by the Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology (SIST), the Food Safety Risk Communication Conference was attended by more than 400 participants representing stakeholders from relevant sectors including government officials, industry, consumer organisations and academia. Food [...]
30 November 2016

Chile - Raising consumer awareness about safe and nutritious food

The Codex Chairperson Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet and the Codex Secretary Mr Tom Heilandt met with the communications team from the Chilean Agency for Food Safety and Quality (ACHIPIA) to learn about the Chilean experience in raising consumer awareness about the importance of food safety and nutrition. Everyone's responsibility With the Agency’s motto being “Safe and nutritious foods, everyone’s responsibility”, ACHIPIA has set out to explain to the general public not only the Chilean national food safety and quality control system, but [...]
24 November 2016

Codex Regional Meeting begins in Chile

These meetings provide an incredibly important opportunity for dynamic discussion on major and emerging food safety and quality issues facing the region. Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima - WHO The 20th meeting of the Codex Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC) began today in Viña del Mar, Chile. Nearly 100 delegates from the 33 countries in the region are attending as well as Codex representatives from Canada, Switzerland and the United States. Codex Regions There are six Codex regions each represented by a joint [...]
21 November 2016

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 14-20 November 2016

Handle antibiotics with care Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. It is one of the biggest threats to globalo health, food security and development today. How can antibiotic resistance spread in food? When antibiotics are given to food producing animals or crops, the animals develop drug-resistant bacteria in their gut. These bacteria can then reach humans through food, through the environment or by human-animal contact. World Antibiotic Awareness Week 14-20 November World [...]
14 November 2016

Codex Chairperson praises work of Codex Secretariat

Los Angeles USA - 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene The Codex Secretariat is commited and dedicated to serving the Codex community Chair Codex Alimentarius Commission In the speech that she delivered at the Official Welcome Reception organised by the United States Codex Office on the occasion of the 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene, the Codex Alimentarius Chairperson Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet paid tribute to members of the Codex Secretariat for their commitment and dedication to delivering [...]
07 November 2016

Committee on Food Hygiene - Los Angeles

The food hygiene committee CCFH has been meeting since 1964 and is responsible for drafting basic provisions on food hygiene applicable to all food. People have the right to expect the food they eat to be safe and suitable for consumption. Foodborne illness and foodborne injury are at best unpleasant; at worst, they can be fatal. Codex General Principles of Food Hygiene  Los Angeles - Q&A with Chair Dr Emilio Esteban As the 48th session of the committee begins in Los Angeles, Dr Emilio Esteban, Executive [...]
04 November 2016

Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels Workshop - WTO

Maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticide residues and residues of veterinary drugs are the maximum concentrations of residues to be legally permitted in or on a food. MRLs for pesticides may also be applicable to animal feeds. MRLs are set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Draft MRLs for adoption by the Commission are elaborated by the relevant Codex committees on pesticides and veterinary drugs, on the basis of international, expert scientific advice. WTO SPS workshop The Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission Mrs Awilo Ochieng [...]
25 October 2016

Bolivia symposium: the work of Codex in food safety

In order to strengthen the Codex Alimentarius work in Bolivia, the Bolivian Codex Commitee (CNCA) organized a 2 day symposium involving country authorities, food producers, laboratory experts, exporters, universities, consumers and the Chair of Codex Alimentarius Mrs. Awilo Ochieng Pernet. The symposium demonstrated the work of Codex in Food Safety. First visit of Codex Chair to Bolivia Held earlier this month, the CNCA workshop successfully highlighted the importance of Food Safety and the relevance of Codex work in the country. For this [...]
21 October 2016

Committee on Veterinary Drugs begins in Houston

The Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) began work in 1986 hosted by the USA.  CCRVDF determines priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods and recommends maximum levels (known as MLs) of such substances. The committee also develops codes of practice and considers methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of veterinary drug residues in foods. We have a number of issues before us that will necessitate careful consideration and broad engagement across the [...]
16 October 2016
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World Food Week 10-16 October 2016

WORLD FOOD DAY FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The theme for World Food Day 2016 is “Climate is changing. [...]
10 October 2016