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National Food Safety Policy on the cards for Dominica

September 26, 2020

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 46 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews National Food Safety Policy on the cards for Dominica by: – November 29, 2011 Image via: zunia.orgDominica is seeking to rationalize several agencies into a single National Food Safety System.Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland says because the country’s food safety program is being managed by various entities, it promotes poor coordination of activities within the sector.He says a workshop sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) which will commence here this morning is seeking to implement a National Food Safety Policy in Dominica.“Dominica food safety programme is managed by a number of entities and agencies across the ministries of health, agriculture, trade, and finance and private sector companies. This fragmented approach promoted poor coordination of activities. No one ministry or agency has the overall responsibility to manage food safety. Thus has resulted in unnecessary duplication of effort and facilities. The main aim of our policy is to rationalize these agencies into one single integrated national food safety system.” Three government ministries, namely health, trade and agriculture are presently utilizing a team approach to initiate the process,” Scotland said.The workshop is aimed at developing a mechanism for inter-sectoral collaboration among government and non-governmental organizations, to define the role of stakeholders in the National Food Safety System and draft a situational analysis documented.It will commence from 9am at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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