Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
2) Harmonization of food safety standards is vital for enhancing food trade worldwide and to protect the health of the users. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses that Harmonization in food safety can only be attained when all countries adopt same standards. The General Principles of the Codex Alimentarius specify the ways in which member countries may “accept” Codex standards.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the importance of Harmonization in food safety and its significance to the overall health sector of the world.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the importance of food safety in general.
Discuss the General Principles of the Codex Alimentarius, explain that The emerging interests in all Codex activities do indicate a global acceptance of the Codex philosophy, embracing harmonization, consumer protection and facilitation of international trade. However, in practice, it is difficult for many countries to accept such standards in the statutory sense.
Explain the hurdles in involved in codification.
Discuss the effect of it on health of the consumers.
Conclude with way forward.