Iran announces new regulations for contamination limits in agricultural products
Tehran, Iran, Feb.16
Iran’s Agriculture Ministry has announced new regulations for issuing, extending, suspending or revoking the certificates that show the permissible limit of contamination in agricultural products, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"The new regulations have been issued following the adoption of the Sixth Development Plan(2016-2021). The purpose is to have sustainable growth in agriculture and food safety, alongside with improving national standards on quality of agricultural products."
The office of environment and food safety in the agriculture ministry would be responsible to observe the related activities, reads a statement issued by the ministry.
"Increase of quality in agricultural products would have considerable contribution to increasing food security. Various organizations have focused on consumers trust in health and quality of products. Producing certified crops would be a remarkable achievement.”
Some of the regulations include implementing Integrated crop management (ICM) instead of Integrated pest management (IPM), reducing bureaucracy by utilizing internet portals, cooperation of plant pathology clinics and laboratories for analysis of soil and water and plants to control the quality of products. The applicant for certified crops should provide test result for contamination, pest or heavy metal in their products to the agriculture ministry.