Visibility of Projects Realized in the Sphere of Food Safety

A seminar dedicated to the visibility of the projects realized in the sphere of the food safety took place on 20-21 January, 2018 in Tsaghkadzor. The event was held by the State Service for Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture of RA with the support of the “LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH OF ARMENIA” Project (implemented by “Strategic Development Agency” NGO and financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) and was aimed at informing journalists about the changes in the sphere: both already implemented and upcoming ones. More than 40 representatives from local media and the mentioned structures participated in the two day seminar.

“Strategic Development Agency” NGO and the State Service for Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture of RA give a priority importance to human health and security assurance in the areas of food products, veterinary and phytosanitary that led to the beginning of the cooperation between these two structures. It started with a Memorandum of Understanding signed in September, 2017.During the event there have been presented awareness raising activities, current initiatives being implemented in food safety area, issuance of sanitary passports for bread transporting vehicles and transition to meat production at slaughterhouses, existing gaps in the field and new projects aimed at enhancement and development of food safety system through rating, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system implementation and animals’ registration.

During the event, journalists had an opportunity to participate in all discussions and get detailed answers to their questions from the professionals of the sphere.

 Such events will take place throughout the whole period of the campaign

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