Piloting a TPA programme in East Africa to improve food safety in horticulture, fisheries

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Piloting a TPA programme in East Africa to improve food safety in horticulture, fisheries

This project pilots the use of a Voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) Programme in Rwanda (horticulture) and Uganda (fisheries) to improve food safety, based on the Codex Principles and Guidelines for the Assessment and Use of Voluntary Third-Party Assurance Programmes (CXG 93-2021). The pilot would complement two other ongoing pilot projects, generating additional data and evidence on the use of the vTPA approach in developing countries, and promoting dialogue and learning across West and East Africa , and with Central America. The project will also assess and make use of data and information from vTPA Programmes to support ongoing food safety reform processes, including the move towards a more risk-based inspection system that will further strengthen dialogue and cooperation with small-scale producers and food business operators, as part of efforts to modernize and strengthen food safety management.

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Reference Number 
STDF/PG/842
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
888,457
STDF Contribution (US$)  
699,013
Beneficiaries 
Rwanda
Uganda
Implementing Entities 
Land O'Lakes Venture 37 (V37)