Fourth National Codex Committee Meeting

Thimphu: The fourth National Codex Committee (NCC) meeting was held on October 31 under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji. The meeting was held to endorse the revised Codex Procedural Manual for Bhutan and get the approval for formulation of 11 technical regulations for prioritised food and agricultural commodities.

In his opening remarks, the chair highlighted the importance of NCC to perform its functions towards fulfilling the mandates as per Food Act of Bhutan 2005 and contributing to the works of Codex Alimentarius Commission. He reminded the members on the roles and responsibilities of NCC as technical advisory committee on the matters related to food safety and standards. The meeting also updated the members on the current Codex work in Bhutan and international Codex activities that are relevant to Bhutan.

The NCC members from the Department of Livestock, Department of Agriculture, Department of Public Health, Thimphu Thromde, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bhutan Standards Bureau and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority attended the meeting.

 

-BAFRA

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