FG unveils revised national policy on food safety

The Federal Government has unveiled the revised National Policy on Food Safety and Quality, as well as inaugurated four technical working groups on food safety.

It did this in Abuja as part of activities to mark the 2024 World Food Safety Day, where the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture and other partners inaugurated the four inter-sectoral technical working groups

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Ali Pate, said the TWGs would provide expertise and leadership to drive effective communication, capacity building and strategic partnerships among stakeholders.

He stated that the groups would strengthen and harmonise Nigeria’s regulatory environment and risk-based food safety systems, while improving industry engagement in the national regulatory processes and compliance with international food safety standards.

Pate, represented at the event by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Daju Kachollom, noted that the creation of the four TWGs was approved by the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in January 2024.

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