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Strategy for Food Safety, Risk Assessment Adopted

by 5m Editor
30 July 2010, at 8:20am

BULGARIA - MEPs have adopted a strategy for the establishment of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and Risk Assessment Center.

The National Assembly adopted a strategy for the establishment of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and Risk Assessment Center with 117 in favour, none against and six abstentions. Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr Miroslav Naydenov attended the vote.

The strategy envisages to create two new institutions related to food safety – the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and Risk Assessment Center. The Agency will combine administrative units of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food / NVS, NPPS, NGFS/ and the Ministry of Health / RIPCPH/. The centre will be an independent body to assess risk in the food chain.