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The CCASIA Region - Regional Coordinator China

The Coordinating Committee for Asia was established at the 11th Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission held in Rome, Italy, in July 1976. Its first meeting was held in New Delhi (India) in January 1977.

The regional coordinator operates from within the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment.

China’s main priorities as coordinator include enhancing participation in Codex meetings, supporting the prioritization of Codex work in the region, improving harmonization of food safety standards and accelerating the revitalization of the coordinating committee by sharing information and providing regular updates on food safety issues within the region.

China also wishes to promote collaboration with observer organizations and improve efficient and effective communication between regional members FAO, WHO, and the Codex Secretariat.


News from the region

Maldives Food and Drug Authority calls on people to run for food safety

A “virtual run” is being organized by the Maldives Food and Drug Authority, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) office in the Maldives to “draw attention & mobilize action to prevent, detect & manage foodborne risks & improve human health”. Participants are invited to sign up to one of three categories: a 5 000 kmwalk, a 5 000 km run and a 10 000 km run.  Date & time:  7 June 12:00 (09:00 CET)  21 June 12:00 (09:00 CET) Register: [...]
07 June 2022

Japan’s Food Safety Management Association to host a World Food Safety Day webinar

A World Food Safety Day 2022 webinar will be hosted by Japan’s Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) on 7 June “to provide an opportunity to think about food safety and to have a dialogue to ensure the delivery of safe food”. Under JFSM’s slogan, “safe food for everyone, everywhere”,the event will be split into two sessions. The first session will start with introductory remarks from the Directors of the Food Manufacturing Division and the Food Business Conduct Office, both at Japan’s [...]
07 June 2022

Korea celebrates its 21st Food Safety Day

To raise awareness of the importance of ensuring food safety, on 13 May 2022, the Republic of Korea celebrated its Food Safety Day with the slogan “Food Safety Together, Healthy Korea.” The country started this campaign in 2002, and this year marked the 21st celebration with a hybrid event that included in-person participation as well as a broadcast on YouTube. At the main event, the Minister Kim Ganglip (pictured) applauded Korea's achievements in this field, including the establishment of the Ministry [...]
20 May 2022

The Japan Food Safety Management Association gives lessons on the "Five Keys to Safer Food"

On 27 April, Masanori Kotani, Secretary General of Japan’s Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) delivered a lecture on food safety and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) “5 keys to safer food” to second- and third-year students at Hokkaido Shizunai Agricultural High School. The session included quizzes, which helped make the food safety lessons more fun for the students. In addition, the third-year students took part in an online class, connecting the milk processing room and the classroom at Shizunai Agricultural High School by [...]
13 May 2022

Mongolia issues decree to reorganize National Codex Committee

On 22 March 2022, the Minister for food, agriculture and light industry of Mongolia issued a decree on the reorganization of the National Codex Committee. This legislation is acknowledgement by the Government of Mongolia of the role the Codex committee can play through its primary function of providing advice on the implications of a range of food standardization and safety issues. ‘’The Mongolian Government has obligations decreed under national security to ensure safe food production to protect the health of consumers,” [...]
07 April 2022

Case study / Codex standards help improve food safety in Thailand

The value of Thai food exports increased by nearly 25 percent in the three years to 2018 and some Thai food companies are reporting recent sales increases of between 20 and 30 percent. This is all because the Thai government has been vigorously promoting the Hygiene Analysis and Critical Control Points system (HACCP) in food establishments. HACCP involves identifying where food safety hazards can arise and adopting measures to mitigate them. A new case study published by Codex demonstrates the impact [...]
09 March 2022

Codex Trust Fund Nepal / simulation exercise building experience and great fun too

It is true to say Codex never stops and although all committee sessions have finished for 2021, a training course on international standard setting and the Codex Alimentarius, part of a Codex Trust Fund (CTF) group project involving India, Bhutan and Nepal took place from 21 to 23 December 20221 in Dhulikhel, Nepal with participants from Bhutan joining virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The three-day meeting included a simulation exercise where participants gained insight into the management and process of a [...]
22 December 2021

Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST) showcases science in honour of World Food Day and World Food Safety Day

In China, food is clearly a top priority – and food safety is seen as fundamental to the country, and to people’s livelihoods and wellbeing. As such, a series of activities were designed by authorities in China to promote public understanding of relevant issues, in recognition of both World Food Day in October 2021 and World Food Safety Day, which was celebrated on 7 June. At Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), members of the faculty of the College of [...]
20 October 2021

CCFO27 / increasing demand for fats and oils requires globally agreed standards

Malaysian Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, opened the 27th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO), which is being hosted virtually from Kuala Lumpur, underlining the importance of the work of the committee. With total production of fats and oils increasing by over 40 percent in the last 10 years, reaching estimated volumes of 215 million tonnes for the 17 major edible fats and oils in 2020, “the role of CCFO remains pertinent … demand for fats and [...]
18 October 2021

Codex Trust Fund / Bhutan - "Achieving Leadership in the Codex Process"

by Codex office Bhutan A three-day advocacy workshop on the theme “"Achieving Leadership in the Codex Process"” took place from 20 to 22 September 2021 at Drubchhu Resort, Lobesa, Punakha in Bhutan. Around 40 participants from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, State Owned Enterprises, World Health Organization and World Food Programme country office attended the workshop. [...]
24 September 2021
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CCASIA Coordinator

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For regional enquiries contact:

CCASIA Secretariat

No.37,Guangqu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
Tel: +86-10-52165402

E-mail: [email protected]