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How products are authorized to enter into market in Afghanistan.

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    Food product market authorization in Afghanistan - Naim Khalid Food product market authorization in Afghanistan - Naim Khalid Presentation Transcript

    • Food Product Registration (Market Authorization) Naim KHALID Nov 2013 National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) National Food and Medicine Board (NMFB) Secretariat
    • • Sayed Naim KHALID • Food Technical Advisor • National Medicine and Food Board of Ministry of Public Health • Contact: NMFB secretariat, MoPH, Wazir Akbar Khan sayednaim@outlook.com +93 77 37 68 295 http://moph.gov.af National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Who am I? 2
    • 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Introduction National Medicine and Food Board Environmental Health Directorate Quality Control Laboratory Process of imported food product authorization? Conclusion National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Contents 3
    • “improve the health and nutritional status of the people of Afghanistan […].” National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Mission of the MoPH 4
    • • • • • • • • • • • Right to Health Partnership and Collaboration Community Participation and Involvement Evidence-based decision-making Results-oriented culture Quality Transparency Sustainability Dignity and Respect Equity National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Core values of MoPH 5
    • • Chaired by MoPH minister • NMFB secretariat (permanent office in MoPH) • Members: • 22 permanent members (gov. departments) and 7 observer members (INGOs) • Two main committees • Food (11 members) , Medicine (12 members) • Committees functions as scientific and technical adviser to NMFB • Purpose and role: • Advisory , oversight (food and medicine affairs) and coordination (food and medicine safety, efficacy & quality) National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health National Medicine and Food Board 6
    • • Mission • “Improve and ameliorate the living environment of Afghanistan in terms of air, radiation, water, food, waste management and occupational health” • Food Safety Unit • • • • 9 officials Functions more as policy and regulation makers Food establishments/business authorization Food sampling (with relevant stakeholders) National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Environment Health Directorate • Constraints: • Lack of technical staff, novelty of the unit, lack of coordination between different gov. departments 7
    • • Mission: • “Assure by testing that the different food and medicine products imported or locally produced are safe and complying with standards”. • Two sections: • Food Lab and Medicine Lab • Food Lab: • 7 staff available • Tests food products for compliance with standards • Help Environmental Health Unit in food sampling National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Quality Control Directorate • Constraints: • High-tech machinery, lack of basic equipment, and technical staff 8
    • Food Product Market Authorization Import Purpose To reduce and prevent food safety hazards . customs EHD Reject food Sampling No National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Trader QC EHD Compliance No Release food to market 9
    • • • • • • • Ideal trader The trader study national law, regulations, standards, gu idelines Then, go a bring samples, certificate of analysis , certificate of origin and register a pro-form Then, import the food The sampling is done, the QC check for compliance If the product is matching the requirement, it is issued a permit to the market Result: profit! • • • • • • • Afghan trader The trader decides to import a new food Go to foreign country and do the purchasing Food arrives to Afghan customs Custom inform the EHD for sampling EDH take sample, QC test it Then, it is decided whether food should be released or no. Result: problems ! National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Conti… 10
    • Ideal • Owner business idea • Study all legal docs • Refer for experts(food, business, leg al) • Start up affairs • Ask gov. for authorization (docs) • Gov. conduct location, staff and technical inspection • Offers the permit, ONLY if the business meets the legal requirements In Afghanistan • • • • • Owner Business Idea Refer to AISA Refer to EHD EHD refer it to NEPA More in National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Food Business Health Permit 11
    • National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Recommendations/conclusion 12
    • • Food safety is possible only when a farm to table concept is implemented. • Food safety is the responsibility of food business operator (90%), and the consumer (10%) • Food safety is achieved when all stakeholders give their inputs for success. • Food product authorization is tiny but IMPORTANT step toward SAFE FOOD! National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Conti… 13
    • National Medicine and Food Board - Ministry of Public Health Thank you! 14