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A Tailored Training Program Destined to Create Pool of Arab Food Safety Risk Assessors


Successful completion of the first phase of SAFE’s Tailored Training Program on Food Safety Risk Assessment



Thirteen (13) experts from 10 Arab countries have taken taking part in a unique training program in food safety risk assessment designed and implemented by the Arab Food Safety Initiative for Trade Facilitation (SAFE).

The training program kicked off in Tunisia, on March 4th, 2019 with an intensive 6-day session covered several aspects of risk assessment in support of food regulatory decisions. The intent is to lead to an initial community of practice of food safety risk assessors in the Arab region that can be called upon to support science and risk-based regulatory decisions, both for incident management and standard setting. Such efforts will enable a stronger coherence in food decisions amongst Arab countries and in alignment with international best practices as well as the SPS agreement of the World Trade Organization. The training concluded on March 9th with the creation of the Arab food risk assessors’ network, which includes the first cohort of SAFE trainees. SAFE’s tailored risk assessment


The training concluded on March 9th with the creation of the Arab food risk assessors’ network, which includes the first cohort of SAFE trainees. SAFE’s tailored risk assessment

training will be followed by an on line / distance learning program targeted to the same community of experts. Other training sessions are also envisaged in collaboration with international food safety and risk assessment organizations. SAFE is a food safety capacity building funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS), the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO) and the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD).

SAFE is a Sida funded project implemented by UNIDO in partnership with LAS, AIDMO, AOAD

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