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Codex standards for safe food and access to trade
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Experts meet in Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables

Kampala, 2nd October 2017 – Experts in food and agriculture sector are meeting in Kampala for a week to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables including garlic, potatoes and eggplants, kiwi fruits and fresh dates.

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Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) is co-hosted by the Government of Uganda together with the Government of Mexico.

Speaking at the opening session of the meeting, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, said: “Although trade in fresh fruits and vegetable has been growing steadily over the last five years, Ugandans have continued to face challenges penetrating the lucrative international markets due to non-compliance to international standards."

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Hon. Amelia Kyambadde

“The implementation and application of relevant codex standards, has helped Uganda’s exports to penetrate key markets in the various food sectors significantly fruits and vegetables, and fishery products,” Hon. Kyambadde said.

The permanent hosts of the committee Mexico underscored the particular value and importance of the Codex practice of co-hosting meetings such as the one taking place in Uganda. The joint endeavour of co-hosting meetings fosters ever-closer relations among members of the Codex family and provides greater opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of expertise and experience.

Items under discussion during the week include standards for garlic, potatoes and eggplants, kiwi fruits and fresh dates.

Further information available:

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News date
02/10/2017