Africa Food Safety Workshop 2021

Are you feeling flooded with buzzwords about food safety and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area?

The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) in partnership with the Joint Food and Agricultural Organization- International Atomic Energy Agency (FAO-IAEA) Centre, invites you to participate in the virtual Africa Food Safety Workshop for further learning while engaging with representatives from the public and private food safety testing laboratories, regulators, and quality infrastructure institutions.

This workshop brings together world-leading African scientists and experts with the aim to promote standards, reliable testing and international cooperation for better public health and trade. Discussion panels will include representatives from mandated food monitoring laboratories from across Africa’s Regional Economic Communities. The workshop will incorporate presentations and discussions on:

  • Africa’s Food Safety Regulatory Framework,
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • Standards and guidelines within the AfCTFA
  • Regional efforts in contributing to setting standards/Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs)
  • Intra-regional and extra-regional trade challenges: Lessons for AfCFTA
  • Reliable food safety testing laboratory services

Speakers include:

Ndwakhulu Mukhufhi - NMISA Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr Godfrey Bahiigwa - Director of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (DARBE)

Diana Akullo - Senior Policy Officer – Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) – African Union Commission

Dr Chinyera Ikechukwu-Eneh - Assistant Chief Veterinary Officer/Deputy Director, Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development 

Mufumbiro Hakim Baligeya - Principal Standards Officer, Uganda National Bureau of Standards

Chris Muyunda - Chairman, Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC)

Prof Pieter Gouws - Department of Food Science, Faculty of AgriSciences Centre for Food Safety, Stellenbosch University

Matlou Setati - Executive Head: Food Safety Initiative (FSI), Consumer Goods Council of South Africa

Dr Amare Ayalew - Program Manager of the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA)
African Union Commission


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Date: 04 August 2021 City: Virtual
Venue: Online