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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.



Details of the World Food Safety Day Africa Region event announced

The regional offices for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced details of their joint World Food Safety Day event. The regional webinar will concentrate on how to ensure safer food for better health in the African region and is organized in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Codex Alimentarius Coordinating Committee for Africa. The 2-and-a-half-hour event will take place on Zoom on 14 June and [...]
14 June 2022

Students in Morocco organize conference for World Food Safety Day

The Club Agroalimentaire of the Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Tanger organized a World Food Safety Day event this year, in collaboration with the Biotechnology and Biomolecule Engineering Research Team (ERBGB) at the university. The event was a conference under the theme "Safe food for better health" and was held in the presence of agrifood specialists and researchers. As part of the proceedings, a ‘letter of encouragement’ from Markus Lipp, Senior Food Safety Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]
13 June 2022

Food for All NGO in Benin produces World Food Safety Day video

As part of their World Food Safety Day celebrations the Beninese NGO, Food for All, wanted to raise public awareness on the issue of food safety. Through a video published on YouTube and Facebook they have emphasized the fact that all actors in the food chain, from producer to consumer, have a role to play in ensuring food safety and food hygiene. They also raised awareness about the different types of hazards in food. Watch the video  
13 June 2022

Safer Food, Better Health: Making Food Safety Ambassadors

For World Food Safety Day, the Food Safety Ambassadors’ Network (FOSAN) organized the 8th Regional Food Science and Technology Summit at the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, the University of Ibadan. FOSAN coordinator, Professor Folake O. Henshaw was the event speaker. The audience was made up of stakeholders in the food and agricultural industry, food scientists, food manufacturers and other stakeholders in the food chain. Henshaw gave some background to how World Food Safety Day was established by the United Nations. This the [...]
13 June 2022

Food safety study to inform World Food Safety Day event in Guinea Conakry

In the run-up to World Food Safety Day on 7th June, an NGO in Guinea Conakry, Nutrition pour Tous (Nutrition for All) plans to carry out a study on the state of food safety within the capital city, Conakry. The report resulting from this study will be the subject of a 7 June conference to which decision-makers from the health sector, trade and agriculture, as well as representatives from NGOs and international organizations will be invited. "In effect, this important day [...]
07 June 2022

University of Witwatersrand to raise food safety awareness on campus

University of the Witwatersrand Services Department will be celebrating World Food Safety Day awareness for five days, from 6 to 10 June 2022. Activities will include food safety information stalls to be stationed at all campuses scheduled for 6, 8, 9 and 10 June, where activities such as food safety quizzes and information sessions will be held targeting ‘Wits’ students and staff. On 7 June 2022, the University will be hosting World Food Safety Day workshop targeting retail outlets, dining hall [...]
07 June 2022

“Local is ‘lekker’”

South Africa’s Food Safety Summit 2022 was launched on the same day as the launch of World Food Safety Day, with a programme tailored to requests from former attendees and with the message that “‘Local is lekker*’ but we are part of the global village, so we will hear from our international colleagues too!”  The virtual event will take place on 7 and 8 June and will include several panel discussions with experts in their fields.  According to the organizers, Anelich Consulting [...]
07 June 2022

Consumer advocacy in Nigeria to focus on mycotoxins for World Food Safety Day

Nigeria’s Consumer Advocacy for Food Safety and Nutrition Initiative (CAFSANI) will hold a World Food Safety Day webinar on the subject of “mycotoxins and pesticide residues in some selected Nigerian crops ad products”. The event will take place on Monday 6 June and will be hosted and moderated by Olugbenga Ogunmoyela, President and CEO of CAFSANI. Joining him will be: -        John O. lgene from the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology and Professor of Research and Innovation at the University [...]
06 June 2022

World Food Safety Day events planned in Chad

The Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma in Chad is to celebrate World Food Safety Day over the first week of June and has called upon local influencers to promote the planned events across social media. Between 1 and 7 June, a series of “tasting” sessions will be hosted by restaurants around the capital city, N’Djamena, which will be accompanied by relevant food safety messages. Around 250 people have been invited to events on 7 June, which have been scheduled to take place at [...]
01 June 2022

A week of food safety awareness to start in Nigeria

A week of food safety awareness to start in Nigeria A food safety academy in Nigeria named after the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) is organizing a week of awareness-raising activities in honour of World Food Safety Day. The HACCP Food Safety Academy Nigeria is planning daily events as of 1 June as follow: Day 1 – farm visit Day 2 – visit to logistics companies Day 3 – school visit Day 4 – visit to a market Day 5 – food safety podcast Day [...]
01 June 2022




CCAFRICA Secretariat

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
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