The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) in partnership with the Joint Food and Agricultural Organization-International Atomic Energy Agency (FAO-IAEA) Centre will be hosting a free online Africa Food Safety Workshop on Wednesday, 04 August 2021. The 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.
This event, which will be taking place virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the most important food-focused event on the NMISA calendar, says the Institute’s Strategy, Business Development and Governance Director, Ms Natasha van der Walt. ‘’The workshop had to be cancelled in 2020 in light of growing concerns around the spread of the coronavirus and as a public health precautionary measure. We are excited to see it finally take place this year’’, she added.
The event will feature interesting and interactive panel discussions on a wide
variety of food safety matters. It will also incorporate presentations and discussions
• 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
• Intra-regional and extra regional trade challenges: Lessons for AfCFTA
• Reliable food safety testing laboratory services
• Public-Private partnerships and making the African market more attractive
to the food industry