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Korea celebrates its 21st Food Safety Day

To raise awareness of the importance of ensuring food safety, on 13 May 2022, the Republic of Korea celebrated its Food Safety Day with the slogan “Food Safety Together, Healthy Korea.” The country started this campaign in 2002, and this year marked the 21st celebration with a hybrid event that included in-person participation as well as a broadcast on YouTube. At the main event, the Minister Kim Ganglip (pictured) applauded Korea's achievements in this field, including the establishment of the Ministry [...]
20 May 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

The Japan Food Safety Management Association gives lessons on the "Five Keys to Safer Food"

On 27 April, Masanori Kotani, Secretary General of Japan’s Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) delivered a lecture on food safety and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) “5 keys to safer food” to second- and third-year students at Hokkaido Shizunai Agricultural High School. The session included quizzes, which helped make the food safety lessons more fun for the students. In addition, the third-year students took part in an online class, connecting the milk processing room and the classroom at Shizunai Agricultural High School by [...]
13 May 2022

The safety standards set by CCCF at the core of the Codex mandate

Over 400 delegates gathered online for the opening of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) which is taking place from 9 to 24 May 2022, hosted by The Netherlands from Utrecht. The committee regulates substances that have not been intentionally added to food by setting maximum levels to avoid levels of contamination that would make the food unsafe or affect its quality.  Speaking from the virtual studio, the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Steve Wearne, United Kingdom, said [...]
09 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 committee on fresh fruits and vegetables facilitates harmonization of international trade

The twenty-second session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) is taking place virtually from 25 April to 4 May 2022 and was opened in front of more than 200 participants by Dr Alfonso Guati-Rojo Sánchez, Director General in the General Bureau of Standards of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico and Chairperson of the committee. In 34 years CCFFV has developed 42 international standards, which have served as the technical basis for the development of national regulations [...]
25 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

The 2022 World Food Safety Day guide now available in Portuguese

O Guia para o Dia Mundial da Segurança dos Alimentos 2022 está aqui! The World Food Safety Day guide in Portuguese is now out and available for download. This means the 300 000 Portuguese speaking people across Africa, Asia and Latin America have direct access to information about how to participate in the UN Day that is marked on 7 June, making it easier for food safety advocates to raise awareness and inspire action. Since the first World Food Safety Day [...]
11 April 2022
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