Food safety and quality
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Focal Point Information

Organization/agency name (Full name):
National Committee for regulating the safety of fo
Contact person name:
Nasr Ahmed Saeed
Physical full address:
Sanaa, Zubairy Street behind the oil ministry
Phone number:
735069271 or 7755327
Fax number:
Country introduction

• established a National Commission to regulate food safety in 2010, the decision of the Prime Minister . • National Committee for Food Safety is the regulatory body responsible for food safety in Yemen, which is composed of all those involved in the food safety system and those responsible for the food safety system . The Committee aims to achieve the following : 1- Taking care of the consumer as a real interested of the alimentary enactments, the food production and the audit systems on the food. 2- Organizing and unifying of all the activities and the executive decrees related to the food safety. 3- Creation of strong relationship between all the interested bodies and individuals in Yemen and the international organization of Codex. There are several specifications for the Yemeni genetically modified foods are working out. We are also attributes of the Codex Alimentarius Commission for genetically modified foods . Also work with the Gulf states as a member of Yemen in the Gulf Standardization Organization . Yemen is a member of the Gulf Standardization and regulation of genetically modified food takes place on the level of the Gulf countries and conducts safety assessment by the National Commission to regulate food safety in consultation with all relevant authorities and include estimates of studies on the potential for adverse effects and food allergies .

Regulatory framework:
My country is in the process in developing a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country is in the process in developing a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food but the country has, or the country is in the process of developing national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country has never conducted food safety assessment of GM food but is planning to conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
There is no regulations in my country on stacked events.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country does not produce any GM food or feed.
GM food/feed imports:
My country does not import any GM food or feed (banned).
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country is in the process of developing regulations/policies on GM food labeling.
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
Country information last modified: