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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

Pakistan School of Food and Agricultural Sciences to discuss World Food Safety Day

The School of Food and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Management and Technology, based in Lahore, Pakistan, is to hold an “informative seminar” for World Food Safety Day. The 7 June event “will draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.” This in-person event will be held at the Saleem Nasghar Hall on the Lahore campus of the university, with guest speaker Aamir Shahzad, Manager of the Food Division at Resource Inspections Canada [...]
07 June 2022

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 km walk, 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) [...]
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

Asia-Pacific WFSD webinar focuses on multi-sectoral actions and improving food safety in fresh food markets

World Food Safety Day was observed in the Asia Pacific region on 3 June 2022 through a webinar organized jointly by FAO, UNEP, WFP, WHO and WOAH. The theme of the webinar was “Multisectoral action needed to raise awareness and promote action on food safety’’. The event highlighted the importance of food safety within the larger context of food systems and particularly with reference to the achievement of SDGs 2, 3, 12  and 17. It then homed in on the [...]
06 June 2022

Food Safety Works to conduct quiz, conversation, training and awareness for World Food Safety Day

Food Safety Works, a food quality and safety consultancy company in India, will observe World Food Safety Day by conducting various activities in the week of 6 to 10 June. Activities include: Awareness-raising on the food safety implications of using newspaper to package food This will include adigital marketing campaign on the topic, to create awareness both amongst food vendors and consumers on why it is hazardous to use newspaper. Dates: 6-10 June Food Safety Conversation: Beyond Shawarma A food safety conversation will focus on ensuring [...]
06 June 2022

Join the World Food Safety Day events in Mongolia: Webinar on antimicrobial resistance and dance challenge

For the World Food Safety Day, which will be celebrated on 7 June 2022, a number of different activities, including a dance challenge on food safety, will be held in Mongolia. As part of this celebration, FAO Mongolia is organizing a webinar on foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR), called “Foodborne AMR and One Health”. The purpose of the webinar is to provide updated information on food safety, AMR, Codex standards and One Health strategies, simultaneously addressing the health of people, animals, plants [...]
03 June 2022

World Food Safety Day event for the Asia and Pacific region

For World Food Safety Day this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will team up with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for a webinar for Asia and the Pacific on the theme of “Multisectoral actions for food safety in the Asia-Pacific Region”. Date & time: 2 June, 09:30 New Delhi, 11:00 Bangkok, 12:00 Manila, 13:00 Tokyo [...]
02 June 2022

China’s Henan Zhonglu Import and Export Trading Company to hold ‘Douyin’ video contest for World Food Safety Day

The Henan Zhonglu Import and Export Trading Company will hold a Douyin video contest for World Food Safety, with prizes available for the winners. Douyin is a Chinese language short-form mobile video platform. The contest aims to encourage collaboration in integrating food safety practices into people’s daily lives, and to deepen public understanding of food safety. Contest rules are -        One submission per Douyin account. No more than 1 000 submissions can be received. -        Submit a video between 1 and 10 June -        Priority [...]
01 June 2022

World Food Safety Day guide now in Japanese

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (MHLW) has translated the World Food Safety Day guide into Japanese to raise awareness about the UN international Day and about the importance of food safety in Japan. Access the Japanese-language World Food Safety Day guide here Read more
31 May 2022

Stakeholders in food and agriculture meet to evaluate implementation progress of Cambodia’s Antimicrobial Resistance

Cambodia is actively engaged in adopting the CODEX AMR standards to support the containment and reduction of foodborne antimicrobial resistance, and it is one of six countries to join the AMR Codex Texts (ACT) project. A range of stakeholders, including the government, farmers, academia and the private sector convened a workshop in Siem Reap from 16 to 18 May 2022 to review the national efforts to contain AMR.  The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries [...]
23 May 2022

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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]