WHO Europe expert mission to support the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan in the harmonization of national food standards in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius standard
05 May 2023
On May 1, WHO Country Office in Turkmenistan received Dr. Jeronimas Maskeliunas, WHO Europe Consultant on the implementation of Codex Alimentarius standards.
The mission aims to facilitate and provide technical support to implement the activities under the Codex Alimentarius Codex Trust Funds project, address food safety issues and provide advisory and technical assistance in the preparation of national food standards in accordance with international requirements.
During the meetings of Dr. Jeronimas Maskeliunas with the representatives and healthcare specialists of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan the main objectives and expected outcomes of the mission were discussed.
The expert held a technical work on the Codex Contact Point and discussions on the progress of the implementation of the Codex Trust Funds project with the National Interagency Working Group on Codex Alimentarius, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan, State Service “Turkmenstandartlary”, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the Center of Public Health and Nutrition of Turkmenistan and State Veterinary Service. The participants of the meeting have also discussed the development and finalization of the national food standard draft in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius standard.