As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is becoming more and more evident. Codex has been playing a key role internationally in the area of food standards, with its dual mandates of protecting the health of consumers and ensuring ir practices in the food trade.The th Session of the FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Asia ASIA was hosted by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India in New Delhi, India from to September. Speaking at the inaugural session, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for SouthEast Asia highlighted that International food trade is now a . trillion dollar a year industry and the urgent need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries.
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Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority
Globally, billions of people are at risk of foodborne diseases FBDs and millions ll ill from these every year. Many die as a result of consuming unsafe food. FBDs can also affect economic development through the tourism, agricultural and food export industries. The SouthEast Asia Region has the second highest burden of FBDs after the African Region, with more than million cases and deaths annually. This report will support policymakers in implementing the right strategies to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks to improve food safety.
International Food Safety Authorities network INFOSAN
National Food Safety Authority links in SouthEast Asia Region;
National Agency for Drug and Food Control Indonesia
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control , Ministry of Agriculture Development, Government of Nepal
Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods CFUtrecht Netherlands to March Codex Committee on Food Additives FAXiamen China to March Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods RVDFChicago United States of America to April Codex Alimentarius Commission CACRome Itlay to July
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WHO developed a distance learning tool DLT in collaboration with the Chulabhorn Research Institute Bangkok, Thailand, a WHO Collaborating Centre. This DTL should be used by scientists and risk managers to analyse the food contamination data submitted to GEMS/Food. A password protected access to the learning tool is available upon request to .
Burden of foodborne diseases in WHO South East Asia Region
Central Food Control Administration Sri Lanka
Food Safety programme World Health Organization
Food safety messages for public awareness DPRK
The Government of TimorLeste officially became the th Member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission on st February . The government feels that a strong national food control system will play a critical role in ensuring safe food consumption, protecting consumers health, and cilitating good trade practices towards achieving successful human and economic development. The major challenges are development of appropriate legal framework, setting national food standards, promoting multisectoral collaboration for food safety, eslishing laboratory and riskbased food inspection system as a part of National Food Control System. Many development partners including WHO and other UN agencies have been working together to support the Government of TimorLeste in the areas of health sector.