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Codex salutes outgoing chair of Fats and Oils


Following 10 years’ service to the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils as chairperson and after nearly 40 years working on Codex in the Malaysian Ministry of Health, Noraini Dato’ Mohd Othman used her closing remarks at CCFO26 in Kuala Lumpur to announce her retirement.

CCFO Chair

Noraini Dato’ Mohd Othman, Chairperson

Noraini also served as the Vice Chair of Codex Alimentarius Commission for three terms from 2005 to 2008 and spoke of the privilege her service had brought. Chairing the Fats and Oils Committee “has been a remarkable learning experience”, she said and a “highpoint of my career”.

VC Purwiyatno Hariyadi

Purwiyatno Hariyadi, Vice Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

Purwiyatno Hariyadi, Vice Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission thanked the outgoing chairperson for “all her time, energy and efforts to make CCFO more productive”.  Noraini brought many valuable skills and leadership to the role.  “Your exceptional qualities have inspired us in so many ways and on behalf of all the members of the Codex family we wish you success”, he said.

Chairpersons across all committees hold a vital position in the work of Codex. “They play a unique and often lonely role as they step away from their national positions to guide discussions in a neutral manner for the global good”, said Sarah Cahill, Senior Food Standards Officer in the Codex Secretariat. “We should not underestimate the challenge of this role and how from the secretariat we appreciate their great efforts”, she said.


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