Wednesday, September 26, 2007

REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRENGTHENING FOOD SAFETY SECTOR STARTED IN SARAJEVO

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (26.September,2007) – Food safety protection needs to be seen as a regional, not a local issue. This has been emphasized yesterday in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo at the regional conference on food safety.

The Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations organized the conference, together with the Bosnian Agency for Safety of Food and with support of the UN’s FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). The conference should result in recommendations for advancement of the efficient national systems of food safety and control.

Yesterday’s session was marked as an important opportunity for the representatives from the countries of the region to exchange opinions for the purpose of protection of the consumers’ health. It has also been emphasized that the work of the Bosnian Agency for Safety of Food is important from the point of view of the European integrations.

Project Coordinator for Bosnia Marijo Perc emphasized that a control system has been implemented in Bosnia put that the involvement of the healthcare sector is expected at a greater extent.

Yesterday’s session is a part of the FAO activities in the project entitled “Strengthening of the Food System in the SE Europe Countries”.

Head of the Project Mary Kenny stated that the main goal is to develop a food strategy in the countries where it does not exist yet, placing a special emphasis on control, which means construction and equipping the labs.

Representatives of the following countries participate:Bosnia,Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, Kosovo and Croatia.

1 comment:

Rob truck broker in US said...

I don't know about Bosnia food safety, but here in the US we need to tighten our food (freight) in transit from shipper to receiver. Some truck loads of products don't even get sealed. And they make the driver responsible for loading & counting of product even though he never touches the product.