About 40 companies from Belarus have taken part in the Belarusian-Russian program meant to monitor the quality and safety of food products, Director General of the Eurasian Agency for International Cooperation Alexander Olshevsky informed. A summarized report will be published in late August.
“Dozens of companies are still in the final stages of testing. Several fine examples can be mentioned from the number of companies the experts have visited”, said Alexander Olshevsky. “For instance, the private farming enterprise Tsnyanskiye Ekoprodukty. Potential Russian buyers requested information about the enterprise. As far as meat-packing plants are concerned, we were surprised to learn about such a promising supplier as the Stolbtsy-based tinned meat factory. It is an interesting enterprise as far as tinned meat and pates are concerned”.
The official reminded that the Belarusian-Russian program for monitoring the quality and safety of food products is a new initiative. It has been working for four months under the aegis of the European Agency for International Cooperation.
“For the sake of testing the products we’ve invited one of the most respected Russian voluntary certification systems – the program Healthy Food – Healthy Nation, with labs present in all the federal districts of Russia and accredited to test not only standardized parameters but medical, biological, and food values of merchandise as well”, said the official. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)