Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
The Azerbaijan Food Security Institute will become a new stage in the development of food safety in the country, Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Sahib Mammadov told reporters in Baku Nov. 14.
“Such measures serve to ensure food security, improve the quality [of products manufactured in the country] and support system approach in developing food safety sphere,” the deputy minister said.
The establishment of the institute will also support Azerbaijan’s exports, he added.
“There are requirements for exported products, both in terms of their quality and packaging, and the institute will also provide its support in both directions,” he noted.
On Nov. 13, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on ensuring the activity of the Food Security Agency.
A public legal entity, the Azerbaijan Food Security Institute, is created under the Food Security Agency, according to the decree.
The Azerbaijan Food Security Institute will conduct scientific and practical research in the field of food safety, carry out risk assessment on the basis of scientific principles, develop draft technical regulations in the field of food security and render services in the study of safety indicators of foodstuffs.