The Proposal for a Strategic Plan described in this document is set within the frame of the Project for the improvement of the food safety system in Egypt.

During the year 2003, a diagnosis of the current food safety system was performed, and several general and particular conclusions were drawn. This Proposal for a Strategic Plan on Food Safety is the result of such conclusions.

The development of the project by the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation A.E.C.I, is carried out by the Technological Centre ainia, which shall also direct and coordinate local work through the Egyptian Food Technology Research Institute.

The Proposal for a food safety Strategic Plan in Egypt for the period 2004-2008 is structured on the basis of risk analysis: assessment, management and communication. Each of these elements   integrates the objectives and proposed actions.