Ghana to Soon Adopt New Food Safety Policy

Published Date : Apr 01, 2015

In an effort to safeguard consumer interest and ensure that exported foodstuffs are safe, stakeholders of the food industry of Africa have adopted a new food safety policy on a national level.

The stakeholders who are going to implement the policy, who hold positions in a number of fields including agriculture, tourism, animal health, and standardization, will work in coordination and see to it that not only food safety is observed in the country but also water and food borne diseases are prevented and controlled.

The collective and diverse experience of these stakeholders is expected to allow the committee in being able to quickly and efficiently respond in case an emergency related to food safety arises.
Ghana has a reputation of having inconsistencies regarding a number of food safety related areas, including handling, transportation, handling and production.

Many concerns have been posed recently regarding the biological, physical, and chemical contamination in the overall food chain of Ghana. Inadequate food and poverty in the African country has led to the countrymen to have concerns about the need to satisfy hunger only rather than think about safety.

The CEO of Food and Drug authority of Ghana said that the current draft of the food safety policy begun in 2009 and has undergone deep review since that time to ensure that the safety needs of food of the country were being taken care of properly. The Food and drug authority of the country has received assistance from the food and agricultural organisation of the United Nations and the World health organisations that followed from a study regarding the condition of country's food safety solutions. The food policy is expected to change a pattern of many discrepancies related to food safety in the country.