Middle East

The six nations that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates) have formed a food safety and risk authority to evaluate and monitor health risks for food, animal and plant products using scientific data. The authority will work with risk management and food safety bodies in each country and alert them to incidents such as the one involving melamine. The authority will also consult with international bodies. Dr. Mariam Hareb Al Yousuf of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority cited the European Food Safety Authority as a model for the organization.

Source: gulfnews.com

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