International Atomic Energy Agency and RSB organize five-day Training

International Atomic Energy Agency and RSB organize five-day Training on Foodstuff sampling, monitoring, residues/hazards data processing, reporting and dissemination.

Dr Moustapha Nabeel Mohammed, the IAEA expert conducting the training

From 11th-15th September 2023, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) are conducting five-day training of staff from food safety control system organizations in Rwanda. The training is based on food sampling, monitoring, data processing and dissemination on residues /hazards.  The training has seen the participation of staff from food safety control system including RSB, National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB), Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA) and Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA).


The training aims to provide participants with technical skills and guidance on:

  • Food safety requirements, the role of FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, the relation with the WTO agreements, and Codex texts;
  • Elaborating the internationally employed sampling methodologies, standards, and regulations for foodstuffs;
  • Methods of sampling for the determination of residues & contaminants for compliance with regulatory limits;
  • Present examples and criteria of the Quality Assurance system with mandatory requirements to ensure the good practices of sampling, selection of standard analytical methods and subsequent testing practices;
  • Preliminary actions to prepare and implement national monitoring programs for food hazards, quality standards for actors engaged in sourcing raw materials and fresh produce in targeted export-oriented value chains; and
  • Risk-based food imports control procedure and methods.

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