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Ensuring food safety across national borders in the African region … for a healthy tomorrow


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are to host a 2-hour webinar for World Food Safety Day, in conjunction with the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat and the Codex Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA). The event is entitled “Acting across national borders in the region for ensuring safe food for a healthier tomorrow.”

The 8 June event will concentrate on countries’ need to invest in strengthening national food control systems and sustaining cross-border cooperation in order to guarantee the availability of safe and healthy food across the region. “Cooperation across borders and a renewed focus on food safety is needed in order to reap the full benefits and opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement,” say the organizers.

Speakers include Dr Awilo Ochieng, former Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Dr Sarah Cahill, Senior Food Standards Officer for the Codex Secretariat and Dr Rachelle El Khoury, Technical Officer at the World Health Organization. Additionally, Sandra Coulibaly Leroy and Shahid Minhas will also speak.

The webinar is aimed at food regulators, authorities responsible for food safety from the different line ministries, nutrition programme managers, agency staff, NGOs, Codex Contact Points in the region and members of the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), as well as academia and research institutions.

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Date and time:

8 June, 09:00 Accra (09:00 GMT)


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