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The State Food Safety Service should have an expert with the veterinary education at the upper management level

23/ 10/ 2020
  The European Business Association welcomes the decision of the Mineconomy to appoint the Head of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. Among the key tasks of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection are ensuring the safety and quality of food products, opening new markets for agricultural products, developing the food industry, veterinary medicine, etc. Thus, for the high-quality performance of these tasks, the State Service needs a person in a management position who is an expert in veterinary medicine in addition to comprehensive skills in strategic management. Such a person should also have practical experience in combating dangerous diseases (common to both humans and animals) to organize anti-epizootic measures in Ukraine, to restore the trust of trading partners in the professionalism of the competent authority of Ukraine, to strengthen the biological security of the state, etc. Dmytro Kyryliuk. EBA Committees Manager. This year, Ukraine has faced an outbreak of bird flu, which has led to sharp restrictions on exports of poultry products, an outbreak of African swine fever and, as a result, the difficulty of exporting pig products. Several cases of pet rabies have also been reported, leading to restrictions on movement in certain areas. Thus, such an expert would perform functions of controlling the spread of infectious diseases in the country. It is also important to monitor compliance of animal feed and animal treatment with product quality standards, etc. Thus, veterinary specialists of the State Food Safety Service shall control the export and import of such products, control the quality and safety of products in stores and agricultural markets, and so on. Besides, today Ukraine is actively working to change its legislation to strengthen control in the food industry, livestock, and veterinary medicine. As a result, communication with the competent authorities of other countries, especially the EU, becomes critical. Moreover, Ukraine is increasing its presence in international food markets. Therefore, the State Food Safety Service is the one responsible for confirming the compliance of Ukraines system of product control with those of international partners, and check the conduct of regular audits, for example, this year is the audit of the control system in the dairy and fish industries. Therefore, the European Business Association proposes the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection to immediately appoint a veterinary specialist to the upper management position. This is required to ensure an effective system of quality control and product safety, to open new markets by unifying the control system and the possibility of its observance, and to maintain reliable partnerships with other countries.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

The European Business Association welcomes the decision of the Mineconomy to appoint the Head of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

Among the key tasks of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection are ensuring the safety and quality of food products, opening new markets for agricultural products, developing the food industry, veterinary medicine, etc. Thus, for the high-quality performance of these tasks, the State Service needs a person in a management position who is an expert in veterinary medicine in addition to comprehensive skills in strategic management. Such a person should also have practical experience in combating dangerous diseases (common to both humans and animals) to organize anti-epizootic measures in Ukraine, to restore the trust of trading partners in the professionalism of the competent authority of Ukraine, to strengthen the biological security of the state, etc.

Dmytro Kyryliuk EBA Committees Manager
This year, Ukraine has faced an outbreak of bird flu, which has led to sharp restrictions on exports of poultry products, an outbreak of African swine fever and, as a result, the difficulty of exporting pig products. Several cases of pet rabies have also been reported, leading to restrictions on movement in certain areas. Thus, such an expert would perform functions of controlling the spread of infectious diseases in the country.

It is also important to monitor compliance of animal feed and animal treatment with product quality standards, etc. Thus, veterinary specialists of the State Food Safety Service shall control the export and import of such products, control the quality and safety of products in stores and agricultural markets, and so on.

Besides, today Ukraine is actively working to change its legislation to strengthen control in the food industry, livestock, and veterinary medicine. As a result, communication with the competent authorities of other countries, especially the EU, becomes critical. Moreover, Ukraine is increasing its presence in international food markets. Therefore, the State Food Safety Service is the one responsible for confirming the compliance of Ukraine’s system of product control with those of international partners, and check the conduct of regular audits, for example, this year is the audit of the control system in the dairy and fish industries.

Therefore, the European Business Association proposes the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection to immediately appoint a veterinary specialist to the upper management position. This is required to ensure an effective system of quality control and product safety, to open new markets by unifying the control system and the possibility of its observance, and to maintain reliable partnerships with other countries.

 

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