2nd regional training coursehas been succesfully finished in Hanoi

The second regional training course “Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria” has been succesfully finished at 16 November 2013 in JW Marriott, Hanoi, Vietnam. The main objective of the training course was to enhance the knowledge of Microbiological Criteria and capacity for establishment and application of the same.

Specific objectives include:
1) To understand the basic principles behind the establishment of microbiological criteria
2) To understand the different approaches for the establishment of microbiological criteria according to their intended use
3) To understand the relationship between Microbiological Criteria and other Microbiological Risk Management Metrics
4) To learn about the practical application of Microbiological Criteria in Codex standards setting process

Revised Principles and Guidelines for the Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria for Foods were adopted in July 2013 at the 36th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) after long and intensive discussions in CCFH (Codex Committee on Food Hygiene) since the 1997 Codex document was adopted. The training course will be just after to the 45th CCFH meeting which was held in same venue from 11-15 November 2013.

The training methodology followed was consisting of lectures and group exercises. The training course was attended 40 participants (including 16 participants from 9 ASEAN countries,  4 resource persons, 5 FAO staffs including a Codex secretariat official, 1 WHO staff and 1 Vietnamese reporters, and 13 observers (6 from Vietnam and 7 other countries, Cape Verde, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria, Santa Lucia, Senegal and Singapore).

Please find more infomation in below; (please click)

Agenda

Information note

Logistic note

List of Participants

Group picture of the training course

Photo Gallery

Presentation papers and other material

 

 

The 1st Regional Training Course was organized in Tokyo

The 1st Regional Training Course on “Strengthening Capacity in Data Collection and Generation for Food Safety Risk Analysis” with the general objectives of strengthening capacities of Codex standards-setting and to implement the adopted Codex Standards was organized from 10 to 13 June 2013 at the IINO Conference Centre in Tokyo.

Specific objectives of the training course were as follows:

1) enhancing understanding of risk assessment within the Codex risk analysis framework and the role of scientific expert bodies
2) enhancing understanding of quality of data that scientific expert bodies call for
3) enhancing knowledge on data collection/generation for risk assessment and method for utilization of toxicological data in scientific expert bodies
4) sharing experience on data collection/generation
5) enhancing knowledge on sampling plans and sampling procedures, quality assurance of monitoring/surveillance data and statistical data analysis
6) promoting active participation in the Codex standard setting process

A total of 34 participants and 26 observers from ASEAN countries and Japan attended. The training consisted of lectures and individual exercises followed by questions and discussions and a field trip to the Japan Food Research Laboratories in Tama city.

Documents of the training course  (please click the name of documents)

Agenda(incl. Presentation Handouts Link)

List of Participants

Publication

Report of the Regional Training Course:
Strengthening Capacity in Data Collection and Generation for Food Safety Risk Analysis 

The second regional workshop was held in Chiang Mai

The second regional workshop of the project “Food recall and traceability -Application in National food safety control” was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 15 to 17 February 2013 with 42 participants (including 9 observers) representing from all ten ASEAN member countries.

Objectives of the workshop were;
1) To enhance understanding of the basic concept of risk analysis, and relationship between risk management and crisis management in food safety
2) To enhance understanding of food recall and traceability system and its application in national food control systems
3) To share information on the FAO/WHO Guides for developing and improving national food recall systems
4) To enhance understanding on the development and preparedness for food safety emergency events with reference to food recall and traceability
5) To enhance the ability of decision making to respond to food safety emergencies through hands-on exercises and discussions.

Documents of the workshop  (please click the name of documents)

Agenda

List of Participants

Presentation paper

Publication;

Report of the FAO Regional Training Workshop:
Food recall and traceability -Application in National food safety control-

 

The Inception workshop was organized in Bangkok

The workshop was held during 17 to 19, September 2012, in Bangkok which had 44 participants (including 11 observers) representing mostly the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture in nine ASEAN countries, viz., Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam .

The workshop was held during 17 to 19, September 2012, in Bangkok which had 44 participants (including 11 observers) representing mostly the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture in nine ASEAN countries, viz., Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam .

The objectives of the workshop were as follows;
i) To enhance understanding of implication of the SPS agreement, its relationship with International standards and the current activities in the area of Codex standard setting;
ii) To enhance understanding on International food safety standards and their implementation;
iii) To share information on national scenarios in relation to implementing International food safety standards; and
iv) To discuss and identify capacity building needs and priorities on subjects for workshops, training courses, case studies and guidance documents under the project.

Documents:

1)Agenda

2)List of Participants

3)Presentation paper

Publication:

Report of the FAO Regional Inception Workshop ; Principles and further activities for Codex implementation

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Status of National Codex Activities in ASEAN Countries