FE ONLINE REPORT |
02, 2021, 18:50:06
The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries for cooperation on a safe food supply chain.
The MoU was signed virtually by BFSA chairman Md Abdul Qayum Sarker and Julie Collins of New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries, a press release said.
Food Ministry Secretary Dr Mosammat Nazmanara Khanum and New Zealand High Commissioner to New Delhi David Pine also participated virtually in the MoU signing ceremony.
Ms Khanum said the collaboration between the two countries could help develop a healthy and safe food chain.
David Pine said it would benefit people in both countries.
Abdul Qayum Sarker said the concept of safe food is now an emerging phenomenon and the government has placed emphasis on providing safe and healthy food for people.
He said New Zealand’s experience could play a role in strengthening Bangladesh‘s secure food system.
However, under the MoU, the two organizations could exchange information on laws and regulations, risk assessment, surveillance, establishment of food laboratories, foodborne illness, improvement of regional and international food quality, public health assistance, electronic certification, study tours and more.