Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - The Gambia - Fortified wheat flour


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: The Gambia

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible: The Gambia Standards Bureau

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): 11.01 – Wheat or meslin flour


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: GAMS 18: 2018 Standard for Fortified Wheat Flour (7 page(s), in English)


Description of content: This draft Gambian standard applies to wheat flour for direct human consumption prepared from common wheat, Triticum aestivum L., or club wheat, Triticum compactum Host., or mixture thereof, which is fortified and prepackaged ready for sale to the consumer or destined for use in other food products.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Protection of human health or safety


Relevant documents:

·         GAMS CODEX CAC/RCP 1-1969, General principles of food hygiene

·         GAMS CODEX STAN, 1-1985 Labelling of Prepackaged foods

·         ISO 2171, Cereals, pulses and by-products – Determination of ash yield by incineration

·         ISO 7305, Milled cereal products – Determination of fat acidity

·         ISO 24333, Cereals and cereal products – Sampling

·         ISO 1871:2009, Food and feed products – General guidelines for the determination of nitrogen by the Kjeldahl method


Proposed date of adoption: 30 May 2019

Proposed date of entry into force: December 2019


Final date for comments: 30 April 2019


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body: