Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 28
The necessary legal basis has been created in order to start the activities of the Food Safety Agency from January 1, 2018, said Chairman of the Food Safety Commission and Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov at the commission’s meeting.
Ahmadov said that the Food Safety Commission was established to ensure the activity of the Food Safety Agency.
“Chairman of the Food Safety Agency has already been appointed and will start working from January 1. Thus, the work of the Food Security Commission will be suspended,” noted the deputy prime minister.
He added that the Food Safety Commission actively participated in the preparation of Regulations of the Food Safety Agency during the current year, which was approved by the head of state.
“Moreover, the Commission has divided the powers between the relevant structures and, having prepared the relevant document, submitted it to the Cabinet of Ministers. Naturally, this document needs to be reworked,” said Ahmadov.
“I believe that after the completion of all work, this document will also be approved and the Food Safety Agency will begin its activities on its basis. Meanwhile, a draft law on food security was prepared and presented to the head of state, which will be presented to the Azerbaijani parliament in the near future,” added the deputy prime minister.