The Food Security Index in the Sultanate of Oman achieves improvement in food availability and sustainability

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Food Security Index in the Sultanate of Oman for the year 2022 achieved an increase in the food availability indicators by 7 points, and in the sustainability and adaptation indicators by 8.4 points.

The Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources pays special attention to the food safety and quality system, as it was keen to provide all the capabilities that contribute to its development, through the strategic goal of “ensuring the safety and quality of food in accordance with controls and legislation and following up on their implementation.”

This interest was represented by issuing regulations, legislation and laws regulating the safety and quality of food and supervising their implementation in partnership with the relevant authorities, most notably the Omani Food Safety Law.

The Food Safety and Quality Center also prepares, updates and adopts regulations and technical specifications for food products, as 7 draft specifications and regulations have been prepared. Gulf technical, and reviewing 120 draft technical regulations and national and Gulf specifications between 2022 and 2023 AD.

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