WEBINAR of the Codex Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) and the World Food Safety Day

WEBINAR of the Codex Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) and the World Food Safety Day

8 June 2021. FAO, WHO, WFP and the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat and the Codex Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) organize a 2-hour webinar for World Food Safety Day, entitled “Acting across national borders in the Region for ensuring safe food for a healthier tomorrow.”

The event concentrated 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. The webinar was 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.

“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,”

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

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