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    highlights: FAO GM Foods Platform 2015
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    The FAO GM Foods Platform is a database containing information of GM food safety that is free and available for all. The Platform contains official information in accordance with the guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius, the body charged with setting international food safety standards. Member countries can join the Platform by officially nominating a Focal Point who can then upload country-specific information and food safety assessment data. Codex Members recognize the importance of the fully- populated, value-added and interactive Platform, calling upon FAO to continue its effort in maintaining and enhancing the Platform and its community. Maintenance and upgrading the Platform require technical and financial support by Codex Members. The full set of Highlights on FAO food safety and quality activities is available at the following Url: http://www.fao.org/3/a-au638e/index.html.
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    Supporting national programmes of food safety in Tanzania 2014
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    The ability to effectively manage food safety and quality is a key step in safeguarding the health and well-being of people and gaining access to domestic, regional and international markets. In Tanzania, a number of institutions work with smallholders and small businesses to improve food safety along value chains. Building the food safety capacity of these institutions was considered a priority by the National Food Safety Task Force who requested FAO to implement a series of training of trainer s courses on internationally recognized, Codex-based systems of food safety and quality management under the One UN initiative which is part of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP). The full set of Highlights on FAO food safety and quality activities is available at the following Url: http://www.fao.org/3/a-au638e/index.html.
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    Assessing national food control systems: measuring effectiveness and planning for improvements 2014
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    National food control systems play a pivotal role in protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in trade. While the Codex Alimentarius provides the Principles and guidelines for National Food Control Systems (CAC/GL 82-2003), countries are free to determine how to best design their food control system and implement specific control measures. These systems must fit the specific national situations (e.g. appropriate level of public health protection; legal and institutional set up; availability of support services, such as analytical resources, etc) therefore no two systems are alike. However, whatever the architecture of the national food control system, measuring its effectiveness is universally important to verify that resources are being well-used and to inform plans for further strengthening of the system. Being able to demonstrate performance can also be very important, while discussing with potential trading partners, to open new markets or improve trading rela tionships and in building stakeholder confidence domestically. The full set of Highlights on FAO food safety and quality activities is available at the following Url: http://www.fao.org/3/a-au638e/index.html.

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