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The CCEURO Region - Regional Coordinator Kazakhstan

In 1964, at its second session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission established the Coordinating Committee for Europe to succeed the 'European Council of the Codex Alimentarius' and to replace the 'Advisory Group for Europe' set up at its first session in 1963.

The first meeting of the Coordinating Committee for Europe took place in July 1965 in Berne, Switzerland and was attended by 16 countries from the region.

 

As Kazakhstan begins its second term as coordinator issues such as food fraud and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remain priorities. CCEURO will be seeking increased cooperation across sectors and countries to address food fraud and regional AMR policy.

Other critical food safety issues in the region include the use of new types of raw materials, new foods, and new technological processes which are increasingly being used by the food industry. Extreme weather events and the effects of climate change also have a direct impact on food security and food safety.

The main goals for Kazakhstan as coordinator are the sustainable participation of non-EU countries in the work of Codex and the consolidation and cohesion of CCEURO Members based on the region’s commitment to Codex core values.

 


News from the region

CCEURO32 / We must all come together to bring about the transformations the world needs

More than 120 delegates gathered online for the opening session of CCEURO32 – the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Europe, the biggest Codex region encompassing 52 Member Countries from Albania to Uzbekistan. The meeting hosted by Kazakhstan but taking place virtually from FAO headquarters in Rome runs from 16 to 20 May 2022 and explores common themes of interest to the region concerning food standards and food control. Vice-Minister of Health Care of Kazakhstan, Doctor Mrs Aizhan Yesmagambetova, Welcoming delegates the [...]
16 May 2022

Codex Portugal / consultation and inclusivity the keys to success as a contact point

On 1 April 2022 Miguel Cardo (pictured left) ended his nine year term as Codex Contact Point (CCP) for Portugal. Before handing over Miguel shared his experiences. What did you know about Codex when you started working as CCP? My first Codex meeting as a national delegate was during the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2007 in a food hygiene meeting in New Delhi, India. It was a big challenge, a new world for me, which forced [...]
20 April 2022

EU recognizes central role of Codex in facilitating transition to sustainable food systems

At a meeting in Brussels on 21 February 2022, the European Union's Ministers of Agriculture confirmed the EU's commitment to the work of Codex, and underlined the need for sustainability considerations to be given greater prominence in the setting of food safety standards for international trade. In the conclusions approved at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Ministers recognised the central role of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in facilitating the transition to sustainable food systems and reaffirmed the EU's determination [...]
23 February 2022

Armenia takes a comprehensive approach to World Food Safety Day

In 2021, Armenia’s Food Safety Inspection Body (FSIB) initiated two World Food Safety Day events: A webinar on 4 June that focused on national food safety issues and, a conference on 7-8 June in Aghveran with financial support of the Strategic Development Agency in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Armenia (SDC). The virtual event included a presentation from Mary Kenny, FAO’s food safety and consumer protection officer and Peter Hoejskov, a technical officer from the WHO [...]
26 August 2021

Politehnica University of Timisoara – Competition & Webinar

‘Youth and Food Safety’ Competition Politehnica University of Timisoara held a poster competition called “Youth and Food Safety”. It was aimed at students and teachers in pre-university and university education. The main objectives of the competition were to cultivate and encourage responsible consumer behaviour, develop communication and collaboration skills, critical and creative thinking, cultivate interest in food science, with a focus on chemistry, and acquire new knowledge. Organized for World Food Safety Day, this contest aims to inform and involve as [...]
06 July 2021

Ireland launches “What does food safety mean to you?” campaign on Twitter

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) launched a food safety awareness campaign on Twitter in the occasion of the World Food Safety Day. Starting on May 31, the campaign highlighted quotes from a variety of stakeholders who answered the question “What does food safety mean to you?” “Food safety is the building blocks for what makes our world-class and pioneering sector so great,” said Charlie McConalogue TD., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. “From our committed farmers to our [...]
28 June 2021

Hungary’s Food Chain Safety Office prevents pain with its World Food Safety Day video

Staff at Hungary’s National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) have produced a humorous video to drum home a central message of World Food Safety Day: that failing to wash your hands when handling food can lead to discomfort and illness. The video was created by the communication staff of the Nébih office, with one colleague becoming inspired by a popular ‘meme’ character in Hungary, by the name of Harold. ‘Harold’ is actually an electrical engineer by the name of András Arató, who, some 12 years [...]
17 June 2021

Celebration in Poland, FoodFakty Safety Week gathered professionals around food safety culture

During the 5 days of the eFORUM, 35 experts from governmental authorities, public institutions, academia and the private sector presented and exchanged experiences on food safety and quality aspects. Overall 2 300 people registered and, according to organizers, it was far the biggest event around food safety in Poland. “We were experiencing hundreds of answered questions from participants,” said Janusz Olejnik,CEO of Założyciel Projektu FoodFakty (Food Safety Culture Initiative PL). Among others, the FAO/WHO Codex Contact Point for Poland representatives, which [...]
17 June 2021

Turkey opens week of World Food Safety Day Food Safety Conversations

On 7 June, Samim Saner, President of the Turkish Food Safety Association moderated the first of a week-long series of “Food Safety Conversations” to mark World Food Safety Day. This webinar was entitled simply “The World Food Safety Day panel: safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” Guests from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry talked about key food safety issues in their area of [...]
10 June 2021

World Food Safety Day in North Macedonia

As a national Codex Contact Point for North Macedonia, the Food and Veterinary Agency joined the global campaign in the celebration of June 7 - World Food Safety Day. The aim of the initiative was to bring together different stakeholders involved in the food chain and through a public debate to raise awareness for food safety as well as inform the public about the importance of preventing and managing the risks associated with food, promoting health, economic prosperity, agricultural development [...]
09 June 2021
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CCEURO Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCEURO Secretariat

Dr. Nailya Karsybekova
Regional Coordinator CCEURO

Ms Tolysbaeva Zhanar
Codex Contact Point for Kazakhstan

Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dostyk 18, Astana, Kazakhstan, 010000
Tel: +7 7172 55 49 25

Email: [email protected]

Welcome to Almaty


Looking forward to welcoming CCEURO delegates to Almaty, Kazakhstan for the next FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee meeting in 2019.