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.

The training is being organised by BAFRA with financial support from World Health Organisation as a part of capacity building needs identified by International Health Regulations. Similar training was organised in Phuentsholing from 14-17 May for BAFRA officials of entry points and nearby BAFRA offices.


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