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SADC Member States trained on the use and application of Codex e-tools

By Hakim Mufumbiro Regional Coordinator for the African Region A total of 12 Member States within the SADC - Southern African Development Community (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe) as well as the SADC Secretariat participated virtually in an online training on the Codex Electronic Working Group Platform and Online Commenting System from 25 to 27 May 2022, as one of the capacity building activities to enhance the skills and knowledge of stakeholders in [...]
19 June 2022

Delegates from European Union involved in Codex Alimentarius meet face-to-face

On 9 June 2022, the European Union (EU) held a working group on international food and agricultural question and Codex Alimentarius. This meeting was a follow-up to the Council conclusions on the participation of the European Union in the Codex Alimentarius adopted by the EU’s agriculture ministers on 21 February 2022. This meeting marked the return to face-to-face exchanges in Brussels between delegates of the EU Member States, the General Secretariat of the Council and the European Commission, after two years [...]
17 June 2022

Ahmed M. Elhelw 1985 - 2022

The Codex Secretariat has learned of the untimely passing of the former Codex Contact Point for Egypt, Ahmed M. Elhelw. The Regional Coordinator for the Near East (CCNE), Khalid S. Al Zhrani, Saudi Arabia said: “Ahmed was like an energy station of the CCNE family. With his presence, he would light us all up with positivity. His contribution to my life as a guide, and to the Codex family as an active Member will always be appreciated.” Ahmed held a bachelor degree [...]
04 June 2022

East African Community Codex Trust Fund group project launched, Nairobi, Kenya

By Hakim Mufumbiro, Regional Coordinator CCAFRICA On Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, the Codex Contact Point (CCP) Officers from Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda met to formally launch the East African Community (EAC) Codex Trust Fund Project for the five countries to pave way for implementation of priority planned activities. The group project seeks to build solid and sustainable Codex systems within the EAC Partner States. The launch and regional workshop was held to mainly [...]
17 May 2022

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

Eighteen Member States from Eastern and Southern African region meet to engage on enhancing Codex work management

By John Oppong-Otoo, Food Safety Officer at AU-IBAR and Hakim Mufumbiro, Regional Coordinator CCAFRICA A total of 18 Member States (Botswana, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia) met from 20 to 22 April 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda as part of the initiatives to enhance Codex work management within the Member States on the continent. The regional workshop was held to mainly undertake an assessment of the status of operation [...]
04 May 2022

World Veterinary Day / recognizing the essential contributions of veterinarians to Codex

By Brandi Robinson, Food and Drug Administration, United States of AmericaChairperson Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food (CCRVDF) Veterinarians have contributed to the development of Codex codes of practice, guidelines, and standards on many topics ranging from animal feeding to contaminants in feed, to residues of veterinary drugs in food, to antimicrobial resistance. With their expertise, veterinarians are integral to the ongoing work of the CCRVD which is charged with developing standards for veterinary drug residues found in food [...]
30 April 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

Codex Trust Fund / El Salvador and Guatemala web seminar for Codex Contact Points

The Codex Trust Fund supports more effective engagement of developing and transition economy countries in the Codex system. Participants including government officials, private sector, academia and consumer groups from El Salvador and Guatemala took part in a web training on 15 and 17 March 2022 to learn from neighbouring countries in the region, Chile and Costa Rica, good practices for efficient management of a Codex Contact Point. Read the full story on the Salvadoran Technical Regulatory Agency OSARTEC website Learn more about the [...]
18 March 2022

International Women’s Day / Women in Codex leading technical work on food hygiene

International Women’s Day 2022 calls for a world “free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.” The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CFH52) will adopt its final report on Wednesday 9 March 2022. The food safety standards featured at this session include guidance on management of biological foodborne outbreaks; guidelines for the control of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in a range of foods; an approach for the [...]
08 March 2022