Baku, Azerbaijan, May 11
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijan's State Customs Committee (SCC) and Food Safety Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding.
The memorandum was signed by Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev and Head of the Food Safety Agency Goshgar Tahmazli.
The memorandum envisages the exchange of information between the two structures on the results of examinations of exported and imported products, as well as the exchange of experience. In addition, both structures commit to conduct joint seminars on food safety.
The Food Safety Agency was established by a decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on additional measures to improve the food security in the country.
Under the decree, the Food Safety Agency will help ensure the regulatory framework of food safety (development and approval of sanitary norms and rules, as well as hygienic standards), and will carry out risk analysis, hygiene certification, as well as provide a quality certificate for food products exported to foreign countries, ensure state control over the protection of the rights of consumers of food products at all stages of food production based on the "from field to table" principle.
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