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    Meeting proceedings: FAO national training course on strengthening food safety standard setting and enhancing effective participation in Codex activities in Myanmar 2018
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    A national training course on “Strengthening Food Safety Standard Setting and Effective Participation in Codex activities in Myanmar” as a part of FAO Regional project “Support for Capacity Building for International Food Safety Standard Development and Implementation in ASEAN Countries” (GCP/RAS/295/JPN) was held on 20-21 December 2016 at Yangon, Myanmar. The objectives of the training course were to provide participants with 1) an enhanced understanding of the structure and function of Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and National Codex Committee, 2) an enhanced knowledge about effective participation in Codex activities, 3) draft road map for improving standard development activities and strengthening Codex activities. The training course was attended by 30 participants from the Government of Myanmar and trade associations, who are mainly responsible for food safety control with regard to standard development and implementation as well as the work of the Codex.
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    Meeting proceedings: FAO regional training workshop on effective participation in Codex activities in ASEAN countries 2018
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    A regional training workshop entitled “Enhancing Effective Participation in Codex Activities in ASEAN Countries” as a part of the FAO regional project “Support for Capacity Building for International Food Safety Standard Development and Implementation in ASEAN Countries (GCP/RAS/295/JPN)” was held on 9-11 January 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The five-year regional project was launched in February 2016 with financial assistance from the Government of Japan. The project has already carried out significant activities, including the organizing of two national training courses in Lao PDR and Myanmar, and the identification of the current conditions/baselines and challenges on the implementation of international/national standards in each ASEAN country. Main objectives of the regional workshop were to provide participants with: 1) an enhanced understanding of the impact of Codex standards on international trade, structure and function of Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), up-to-date information of recent Codex meetings, food safety risk analysis and risk assessment including the role of scientific expert bodies such as JECFA, JMPR and JEMRA, 2) An opportunity to share knowledge and experience on current national Codex activities in ASEAN countries, and 3) Training on development of regional/national positions through mock sessions to enhance participants’ capacity to contribute effectively to Codex work. 29 participants from ten ASEAN countries from the agencies mainly responsible for food safety control with regard to standard development and implementation as well as the work of the Codex have attended. Many resource persons from Japan, Thailand, ASEAN Secretariat, Food Industry Asia, AETS and FAORAP contributed to the workshop.
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    The national training workshop on Enhancing Effective Participation in Codex Activities in Lao PDR was a direct follow up of the participation of Lao PDR Codex Office to the FAO National Training Workshop on the same topic in the Philippines, held from 30 August to 1 September, 2017. The Training Workshop was held on 20 - 22 March 2018 in Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR, hosted by the Food and Drug Department (FDD), Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAORAP). This training workshop is part of the FAO regional project “Support for Capacity Building for International Food Safety Standard Development and Implementation in ASEAN Countries (GCP/RAS/295/JPN)”. A total of thirty six (36) participants consisting of personnel from the food safety regulatory agencies of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Science, academic institutes, as well as, private sectors actively participated in the three-day training workshop.

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