December 14, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) organised the second National Codex Committee (NCC) meeting under the chairmanship of Dasho Rinzin Dorji, the Agriculture and Forests Secretary. The NCC members from the Department of Public Health, Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Department of Trade, Thimphu Thromde, Department of Livestock, Department of Agriculture and BAFRA attended the meeting.
Bhutan being one of the member states of Codex Alimentarius Commission, it is obligatory that a country needs to establish a NCC to function as a Technical Advisory Body relating to food standards and other food control matters. Accordingly, Bhutan legalised the establishment of NCC and its roles and responsibilities through Food Act of Bhutan 2005.
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