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The CCAFRICA Region - Regional Coordinator Uganda

The ‘Coordinating Committee for Africa’ was established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 1972 with a mandate to “exercise general coordination in the preparation of standards relating to the region of Africa”. The committee held its first meeting at FAO in 1974, with 19 countries in attendance.

As the new regional coordinator begins their term, the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which came into effect in May 2020, has reinforced the need for an efficient and effective system for managing sanitary and phytosanitary measures, in particular food safety, across the continent as its borders open for trade.

The regional coordinator is based in the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives which oversees, as part of its mandate, the promotion and use of standards.

As regional coordinator, Uganda intends to engage closely with countries via surveys, webinars and workshops to identify needs and emerging issues, create awareness of priority food safety issues and of Codex standards. A pilot study will also explore the food safety situation in broader terms across the region. By strengthening engagement with regional bodies such as the African Union, the African Organisation for Standardisation and the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, Uganda also aims to enhance advocacy work in the region.


Noticias de la región

Ensuring food safety across national borders in the African region … for a healthy tomorrow

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are to host a 2-hour webinar for World Food Safety Day, in conjunction with the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat and the Codex Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA). The event is entitled “Acting across national borders in the region for ensuring safe food for a healthier tomorrow.” The 8 June event will concentrate on countries’ need to invest in strengthening national food control [...]
08 June 2021

Kenya join the world in marking World Food Safety Day

On June 7, 2021, Kenya joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 3rd World Food Safety Day. The theme of this year being ‘Safe Food Today, for a Healthy Tomorrow,’ the country organized an online webinar to raise awareness and inspire action on the importance of food safety in the country and the African region at large. The National Planning Committee Coordinated by the Ministry of Health held a 5-hour webinar which included panelists from various stakeholders of food [...]
07 June 2021

Food safety authority in Cabo Verde to hold a live discussion for World Food Safety Day

In Cape Verde, the Independent Regulatory Authority for Health (Entidade Reguladora Independente da Saúde), ERIS, has joined the celebration of World Food Safety Day with an online event under the theme of the year "Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow. In this context, the Independent Regulatory Authority for Health plans to launch the "Manual of Good Hygiene Practices for Food Establishments".   The opening address will be given by Dr. Eduardo Tavares, Chairman of the Board of ERIS Administration. The first panel will see Raul Garcia [...]
07 June 2021

Morocco faculty to host World Food Safety Day conference

To mark World Food Safety Day, the Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Tanger will hold a physical conference under the theme of “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The 7 June event will consist of three subject areas: “Ionization technology for the development of Moroccan agriculture” from Dr Said Zantar of the Tangier National Institute of Agronomic Research “Food safety: towards anti-microbial and biodegradable packaging” from Professor Mounir Hassani Zerrouk, of the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Larache “Bioresources at the service of the [...]
07 June 2021

Ghana cooking event to promote safe and healthy food

The not-for-profit organization, Work Partnership International Ghana, will celebrate World Food Safety Day this year, by visiting five local markets on 7 June, to create awareness. Organizers will introduce the 5 Keys to Safer Food and information on relevant food safety laws, rules and regulations. Through cookery demonstrations and talks, the aim is to “encourage the market traders, buyers and food handlers to cook healthy and balanced meals for improved health, as well as to learn about safe food handling.” [...]
07 June 2021

The Republic of Chad plans comprehensive national World Food Safety Day effort

Chadian authorities are planning a national event to celebrate World Food Safety Day. A full-day conference and broader media campaign are planned for 7 June, which event organizers, Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma, hope will connect with agri-food sector actors and with consumers on the importance of food safety. “This day will be an opportunity to raise public awareness and encourage people to take action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks,” they said. The N'Djamena-based conference will discuss a number of [...]
07 June 2021

Kenya will host radio and TV shows, podcasts and webinar for World Food Safety Day

Kenya has pulled together a multi-stakeholder committee to organize a series of media events for World Food Safety Day this year. The committee, which includes relevant ministry representatives as well as representatives from the private sector and consumer organizations, has put together a series of events “carrying messages on key food safety aspects, which includes antimicrobial resistance, food contaminants, pesticide residues and residues of veterinary drugs in food,” according to the Codex Contact Point, Maryann Kindiki. “The level of safety of [...]
05 June 2021

Nigerian students plan food safety awareness raising on safe meat production

In Nigeria’s state of Lagos, students are taking part in a project about training in food safety and good handling practices. They will celebrate World Food Safety Day as part of their training programme and plan activities at a local abattoir. They will have an interview session with meat sellers and consumers and have prepared information placards for the event. They will also give a presentation covering key aspects of safe meat production and handling and have modelled their messaging around [...]
05 June 2021

SAAFoST will hold a ‘Celebration Webinar’ for World Food Safety Day

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology is planning a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day. The event will take place on 2 June at noon local time (10:00 GMT) with an exciting line up of speakers, including Professor Lucia Anelich, of Anelich Consulting food safety solutions, Susan Featherstone, CEO of SAAFoST and Jane Nock, Chief Technical Food Science Officer for in2food, South Africa. SAAFoST includes scientists, technologists and other professionals serving the food and allied industries in [...]
02 June 2021

Codex team in Burkina Faso taking the lead on World Food Safety Day preparations

A team in Burkina Faso dedicated to organizing activities for World Food Safety Day, met in Ouagadougou on 7 May 2021 to set out a plan for the 7 June celebration and the key messages to disseminate nationally. Some of the major food safety concerns in the country include the misuse of pesticides in agriculture on fruits, vegetables and cereals and the use of veterinary drugs. Sales of street food without adequate food safety checks are also on the rise, as [...]
11 May 2021

Coordinador de CCAFRICA

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Para consultas regionales, comuníquese con:

CCAFRICA Secretaríat

Uganda National Bureau of Standards

Plot 2 - 12, Bypass Link, Industrial & Business park, Kyaliwajala road,
P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (041) 7333250 / 0417333251 / 0417333252
Email: [email protected]