Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Food Products Procurement and Supply OJSC signed a memorandum of understanding. The memorandum envisages the purchase of food products by state enterprises and organizations on a centralized basis at the expense of the state budget and further increase the quality of food products, providing services to ensure the necessary nutritional needs of state enterprises and organizations at all stages of the food chain, and the mutual cooperation of the parties to be reflected.
The memorandum was signed by Balarahim Guliyev, Deputy Chairman of the Food Safety Agency and Elshan Asadov, Deputy Chairman of the Food Products Procurement and Supply OJSC.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, deputy chairman of the Food Safety Agency Balarahim Guliyev said that the Memorandum will play a significant role in strengthening the mutual relations of the parties, thus ensuring the safe and high quality of foodstuffs for the population, including public institutions and organizations. Elshan Asadov, Deputy Chairman of the Food Products’ Procurement and Supply OJSC, noted that the formation of the supply chain in the agrarian sector and the supply of the products produced by farmers further stimulate producers. The Memorandum of Understanding will ensure the quality of services at all stages of the food chain.
The memorandum reflects the directions of cooperation and the commitments of the parties. According to the document, the parties will undertake joint measures to enhance their awareness of food safety, compliance with the requirements of food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary legislation, taking joint measures to provide economic and legal information; as well as the food safety of food manufacturers and sellers supplied and supplied, consulting and training services through the Food Security Institute under the Agency, sampling and food safety assessments of the foodstuffs supplied by the Agency in case of necessity, mutual exchange of information on food products that do not meet food safety requirements, participation in international programs, taking measures to study international experience in this area, implementation of pilot projects to provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable populations.