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Région du Comité FAO/OMS de coordination pour l'Amérique du Nord et le Pacifique Sud-Ouest (CCNASWP) - Coordonnateur régional: Fidji

La dix-huitième session de la Commission du Codex Alimentariusqui s’est déroulée en 1989, est convenue de créer un Comité de coordination pour l’Amérique du Nord et le Pacifique Sud-Ouest, ce qui a permis de rassembler, selon les termes de la délégation néo-zélandaise, «des pays très éloignés […] qui ont beaucoup d’intérêts communs».

Le CCNASWP couvre une région extrêmement diversifiée. Il regroupe des économies avancées, comme les États-Unis d’Amérique, le Canada, l’Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande, mais aussi 10 petits États insulaires. La plus grande de ces îles est la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée (qui compte plus de 7 millions d’habitants) et les plus petits États sont les Îles Cook et Nauru, avec des populations avoisinant les 10 000 habitants.

Le coordonnateur régional opère au sein du Ministère fidjien de l’agriculture.

Les Fidji ont hâte de mettre les normes en application au niveau national et de soutenir tous les pays de la région, notamment les petites îles en plein développement, pour instaurer un cadre stratégique viable en matière de sécurité sanitaire des aliments. Ces initiatives appuieront les améliorations apportées dans le secteur de la santé publique, garantiront la sécurité sanitaire et la qualité attendue des aliments importés, et développeront l’accès aux marchés internationaux.

Le coordonnateur régional continuera de soutenir les travaux menés sur les normes régionales et il s’attachera globalement à intensifier la participation de la région au sein du Codex. Pour cela, il faudra continuer de développer les capacités nationales en renforçant le rôle des coordonnateurs et des Points de contact nationaux, et ainsi améliorer la participation aux travaux du Codex.


Actualités de la région

September is Food Safety Education Month in the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service is recognizing September as Food Safety education Month and encouraging consumers to follow good food safety practices to protect themselves and their families from foodborne illness. The guidance reminds consumers they should follow four simple steps for food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Read the USDA press release here. Learn more about the four steps at  
02 September 2020

Food Safety in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Food safety touches every aspect of our food system and defines how secure, sustainable, resilient, and nourishing a food supply can be when stressed. To mark the second annual World Food Safety Day, FAO North America convened a webinar exploring how to maintain safe supply chains during a pandemic and minimize future disruptions to build more resilient food systems and ensure food security on 12 June. Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow & Director, Food Policy Center, Hudson Institute moderated the expert discussion, [...]
26 June 2020

Vanuatu radio station gives air time to World Food Safety Day

The national radio station Buzz FM 96.3 in Vanuatu broadcast an interview with Hilde Kruse, Senior Food Standards Officer at the Codex Secretariat, on 15 June 2020 to share news of World Food Safety Day. In the interview, Kruse explained that foodborne illnesses are preventable if everyone uses hygienic practices and follows food safety measures. “We need to ensure that all players are aware of their responsibility and have the tools they need to do their part,” she said, calling on [...]
19 June 2020

North America and South-West Pacific ready to tackle new challenges

Members from one of the most diverse regions in Codex met online on 26 May 2020 to review the status of the disrupted Codex meeting schedule and explore how to best proceed with work in the committee ahead of the next session. Timothy Tumukon, Vanuatu, Regional Coordinator, for the Coordinating Committee for North America and the South West Pacific (CCNASWP), said attendance from around the globe “showed the commitment from all countries to work of Codex and food safety, especially in [...]
15 June 2020

FAO North America to host webinar on food safety in the COVID-19 era and beyond

FAO North America invites you to join a webinar on food safety solutions to strengthen food systems for resilient food security to enhance health and well-being. Speakers will examine efforts to maintain safe supply chains through the pandemic and explore actions needed to minimize future logistics disruptions and build more resilient systems and processes. The webinar will take place on 12 June at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (GMT – 4) See the programme and register here:
05 June 2020

Codex and the pandemic - strategic challenges and opportunities

Raj Rajasekar, Senior Programme Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries - New Zealand. The Executive Committee informal virtual meeting held on 12 May 2020 provided a timely opportunity to reflect on the impact of the current pandemic on the work of Codex and some of the strategic challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the world since the beginning of the year has had a huge impact on the work of Codex and many other multilateral institutions. The [...]
15 May 2020

Codex online training: Australia investing time to boost efficiency

With new staff constantly rotating through the 189 Codex Contact Points (CCPs) around the globe, bringing a national Codex team’s skill set up to date is an essential part of a CCP’s duties if comments on Codex texts by national experts are to be submitted online and on time. The Codex Secretariat recently delivered a webinar training on electronic working groups (EWGs) and the online commenting system (OCS), catching the Australian team early in the morning just as in Codex HQ [...]
20 November 2019

Minister calls on South West Pacific region to face multiple challenges to food safety

The 15th session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific, is taking place in Port Vila, Vanuatu 16-20 September 2019. Addressing delegates at the opening ceremony, the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Moses Amos, speaking on behalf of the Minister, urged Codex to deal with the many modern-day challenges affecting food safety and trade in the region. develop policies which best suit our situations “Our region, comprising four of the [...]
16 September 2019

North America and South West Pacific region examining major food safety issues

The Codex North America and South West Pacific region (CCNASWP) brings together a rich mixture of countries. Developed countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States combine with ten countries from what are known as Small Island Developing States (SIDS), comprising The Cook Islands, Fiji,  Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and the current Codex Regional Coordinator, Vanuatu. Because of their geographic isolation or limited natural resources, SIDS often share a unique set of [...]
13 September 2019

Samoa celebrates first World Food Safety Day

As Europe goes to bed and the Americas think about finishing work for the day, in Samoa it is already the first #WorldFoodSafetyDay. As part of this celebration, FAO is highlighting its work in Samoa with partners in promoting food safety. This week, FAO and the Samoa Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour are launching a Technical Cooperation Programme project. The objective of the project is to address the technical capacity challenges facing the Samoa National Codex Committee and relevant stakeholders. The [...]
06 June 2019
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Ministry of Agriculture
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