Representatives of three large organizations met recently in Kiev to address issues of food safety and compliance with sanitary and hygienic standards in Ukraine.
Martha Everard, Head of the World Health Organization in Ukraine, as well as representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Program and others participated in the meeting organized by the Chairman of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection of Ukraine Volodymyr Lapa. .
"Achieving a higher level of partnership between the State Service of FAO and WHO will help us respond effectively to challenges and accelerate the process of adapting domestic requirements to EU standards," says Volodymyr Lapa.
The participants discussed the main tasks of the State Service, the issues of food safety and sanitary well-being of the population, as well as the improvement of the legal framework of Ukraine in food safety and veterinary issues.
Representatives of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection of Ukraine raised the issue of using software for reporting and monitoring, as well as the need to improve it, is a condition for compliance with international standards.
All the parties agreed on the further development of a broad strategic partnership and on joining efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal in the area of improving health and well-being.
FAO and WHO also agreed on close cooperation in food safety issues in Ukraine and on the inclusion of this topic in the international development agenda.