Codex Trust Fund workshop proves prolific in Nepal

NEPAL – The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), an international food standards body established jointly by the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), has organized an advocacy and training workshop on codex and food safety in Nepal. The main objectives of the five-day intensive programme were to train a critical mass of officials from different agencies on Codex, to impart practical knowledge and experience through a mock-drill exercise and to identify priority follow up actions. The training workshop followed by a policy and advocacy meeting, quiz…

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Nepal Government upgrades fruit juice, beverage standards

NEPAL – The government of Nepal has updated the quality standards for fruit juices and beverages in addition to introducing new standards for juice made from fruit nectar to bring the products in line with international standards and to maintain quality and safety. In June last year, the Quality Determining Committee formed under the Food Act 1967 revised the quality standards for fruit juices and beverages, and prepared new standards for juice made from fruit nectar. A Cabinet meeting on July 1 approved the latest specifications which are in the…

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