Khartoum – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, concluded a three-day workshop on the evaluation of the food control system in Sudan.
The workshop called for the need to review and update legislation related to food control, as well as raising confidence in Sudanese products..
FAO representative in Sudan said that the organization has developed a tool to assess food control systems and prioritize food safety, adding that FAO is drafting a draft of food control controls from primary production, processing, and sales to consumption, affirming that the tool was built on internationally recognized norms, standards and practices, noting that FAO focused on production to see the impact of pesticides and chemicals on food safety, pointing out that Sudan is one of the countries most concerned with the implementation of the food control management..
Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Al-Amin Hassan Al-Amin said that Sudan is one of the most beneficiaries of the food control management, stressing the importance of food safety for consumers and for Sudanese exports..
Saber Mansour, from the FAO office in Cairo, said that the Arab Initiative for Food Safety and Trade Facilitation is a regional project of five initiatives, pointing out that the food control system works to protect public health, reduce risks and diseases, protect consumers and contribute to the development of the economy..