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Codex Contact Point
Ms. Maria Abd Elgader Ali, Standard and Quality Control Unit, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, PO Box 285, Khartoum Tel: +249183774688
E-mail: [email protected]
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
1.Federal Ministry of health Environmental Health and Food Control Department
2.Federal Ministry of Agriculture and forestry
3.Federal Ministry of animal resources and fisheries
4. Sudanese Standard & Meteorology Organization
Develop policies, plans, programs and guidelines related to food safety. • Registration of food products. • Direct supervision of imports of food products (final product - raw materials) and the extraction of health certificates. • Inspection of food establishments. • Rehabilitation and training of food inspectors. • Participation in the development of food standards. • Participation in sanitary and phytosanitary committees. • Participation in the National Biosafety Council's bio safety committees. • Participation in committees of the National Council of Pesticides. • Development of legislation and laws website:
1.Supervision the health of plants, crops and seeds according to the SPS agreement
1. Supervision of animal health from breeding to slaughter The Sudanese Standards and Metrology Authority is concerned with the issuance of certificates of conformity to the quality of the product in addition to the laboratory examination and issuance of the standard.
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
INFOSAN EMERGENCY Contact Point located at the Federal Ministry of Health

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
1.Sudan has established a National Codex Committee in apparent with the establishment of Codex Contact Point .The Codex Contact Point works in close cooperation with the National Codex Committee, which has the responsibility to consider technical and related issues and formulate advice for government. Composition of the NCC recently includes relevant government ministries, the food industry, a representative from the trading sector and consumer group beside scientific and other organizations
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Technical input and scientific consultation for codex activities is running through the National Codex Committees and other relevant technical committees in the Sudanese Standard and Metrolog Organisation and other Ministries These Stakeholders include 1.Federal Ministry Of Agriculture 2.Federal Ministry of Health 3.Federal Ministry of Animal Resources 4.Sudanese Standard and Metrology Organization 5.Private sector 6.Federal Ministry of Industry and Trade It is important to consider that better coordination and inclusiveness at the national level is required in attendance and engagement in Codex meetings and activities .

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
There are specialized laboratories affiliated to the regulatory agencies and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research , the following bodies with there laboratories are concerned to support risk management decisions therefore Risk management decision is made based on the nature, type and degree of risk
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
There is no integrated risk analysis framework used by and across all CAs – food control management is therefore not conducted according to qualitative or semi quantitative risk estimates. Likewise, quantitative risk analysis and advanced techniques are not applied to food control management.
Official Laboratory
The Sudanese Organization for Standardization and Metrology with specialized laboratories.
The Federal Ministry of Health has its own laboratories.
Agricultural research center
Veterinary research center
National Research Center
Biotechnology research center.
Industrial Consulting and research center.
• Customs Lab.
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
integrated monitoring and surveillance systems are not in place across the food chain It needs to be reiterated however that substantial information is recorded and reported that could be used as a basis for an integrated system.
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
There is no integrated monitoring system in place to monitor and assess Food Safety hazards in the supply chain.