Mr John Oppong-Otoo
Food Safety Officer, African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)
About this speaker
John Oppong-Otoo is a Food Safety Officer at African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). He has 15 years’ experience working with national governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations on issues related to market access of agricultural commodities. John currently leads the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) programme within the Standards and Trade Secretariat for Animal Health and Food Safety at AU-IBAR. He also coordinates the AU’s flagship program aimed at enhancing the quality of participation of African Union Member States in the work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the WTO SPS Committee.
Prior to his work as the Food Safety Officer at African Union, John served as the Codex Contact Point Manager for Ghana and the National Technical Coordinator for UNIDO’s West Africa Quality Systems Program. His areas of expertise are in food Law, standard-setting, laboratory analysis of pesticide residues in food, and food safety management systems auditing.