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  • BAFRA observes first World Food Safety Day

    June 7: BAFRA celebrates the first World Food Safety Day, the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2018 to celebrate every year. This International day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. Whether one produces, processes, sells, prepares or consumes food, one has a role in keeping it safe. The FAO/WHO and member states recognise that “Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food”.

    BAFRA in collaboration with relevant agencies in the country is celebrating the event by creating awareness on food safety to highlight that everyone involved in the food systems has a part to play. World Food Safety Day messages, posters and aprons were circulated through websites and social media to reach the masses.

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  • Preparing for implementation of Imported Food Control in Bhutan

    3-6 June, Paro: Twenty seven BAFRA officials from field and the entry point offices along with a representative from the Regional Revenue and Customs Office, Paro are attending a training workshop on risk-based inspection and sampling of Imported Food at Metta Resort and Spa. The objective of the training is to orient the participants on the use of risk-based inspection and sampling manual for imported food commodities.

    The training highlights the importance of implementation of food import control system and the need of training BAFRA officials on the manual for uniform implementation throughout the country. The training consists of presentation on principles of risk categorisation of food commodities, risk-based inspection and sampling, individual and group exercise on categorisation of food commodities based on risk and identification of product specification.

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  • Gearing towards implementation of food import control system in Bhutan

    14-17 May 2019, Phuntsholing: The training workshop on Risk-based Inspection and Sampling of Imported Food is held in Bhutan Ga Me Ga Hotel, Phuntsholing. The objective of the training is orient BAFRA officials on the use of Risk-based Inspection and Sampling Manual for Imported Food Commodities. The training was attended by 25 BAFRA officials from southern Dzongkhags and the entry points and a representative from Regional Revenue and Customs Office, Phuntsholing and WHO Country Office.

    The opening session was graced by Mr. Namgay Wangchuk, Director General of BAFRA. He highlighted on the importance of implementation of food import control system and the need of training BAFRA officials on the Manual for uniform implementation throughout the country.

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