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Raising awareness on food safety

18 November 2013

An awareness-raising conference was organized within the framework of the EU-funded “Strengthening of Animal Origin Food and Feed Safety Control in Armenia” twinning project on 30 October 2013.
The conference was aimed at presenting progress on recent developments regarding the food and feed safety policy in Armenia and best practice from member states of the European Union.
The event was attended by the representatives from the European Union Delegation to Armenia, the Programme Administration Office, the EU Advisory Group, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the State Service for Food Safety. Project implementation consortium partners from the Netherlands, Denmark and Latvia also participated in the seminar, as well as representatives from the World Bank Group and International Finance Corporation.
The Head of Operations Section at the EU Delegation in Armenia, Binh Adjemian, noted that the goal of the project was to guarantee safe food products for Armenian consumers: ‘The implementation of EU rules and systems is not merely relevant for Armenia to access the EU market. First and foremost, food safety is a high priority for the Armenian government. Civil society organisations and consumer unions in Armenia have been campaigning for high and safe food standards and improved food safety. That is why it is important to raise awareness among the Armenian population, businesses and public institutions on how to provide the highest quality food products to both the Armenian and foreign markets’.

Robert Makaryan, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, stated that, with the help of EU experts over the last two years, the ministry had achieved great strides in improving food quality. Raising public awairness on the issue was among the various activities.

The twinning project is focused on approximating Armenian legislation with EU standards, strengthening capacity, and exchanging knowledge and best practice between EU experts and relevant Armenian institutions.
This project is implemented by consortium partners from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (as leading partners), the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, and the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (as junior partners).

Raising awareness on food safety

An awareness-raising conference was organized within the framework of the EU-funded “Strengthening of Animal Origin Food and Feed Safety Control in Armenia" twinning project on 30 October 2013. The conference was aimed at presenting progress on recent developments regarding the food and feed safety policy in Armenia and best practice from member states of the European Union. The event was attended by the representatives from the European Union Delegation to Armenia, the Programme Administration Office, the EU Advisory Group, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the State Service for Food Safety. Project implementation consortium partners from the Netherlands, Denmark and Latvia also participated in the seminar, as well as representatives from the World Bank Group and International Finance Corporation. The Head of Operations Section at the EU Delegation in Armenia, Binh Adjemian, noted that the goal of the project was to guarantee safe food products for Armenian consumers: ‘The implementation of EU rules and systems is not merely relevant for Armenia to access the EU market. First and foremost, food safety is a high priority for the Armenian government. Civil society organisations and consumer unions in Armenia have been campaigning for high and safe food standards and improved food safety. That is why it is important to raise awareness among the Armenian population, businesses and public institutions on how to provide the highest quality food products to both the Armenian and foreign markets’. Robert Makaryan, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, stated that, with the help of EU experts over the last two years, the ministry had achieved great strides in improving food quality. Raising public awairness on the issue was among the various activities. The twinning project is focused on approximating Armenian legislation with EU standards, strengthening capacity, and exchanging knowledge and best practice between EU experts and relevant Armenian institutions. This project is implemented by consortium partners from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (as leading partners), the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, and the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (as junior partners).