Cooperation arrangement between India—Afghanistan on food safety and related areas, approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Cooperation Arrangement between Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL), Afghanistan for cooperation in the field of Food Safety and related areas.

The areas of cooperation include the following:

  1. Establishment of a mechanism of information exchange and communication;
  2. Facilitating technical exchange  on identified topics  of interest especially about import procedures, quality control operations, sampling, testing, packaging and labeling;
  3. Facilitating/organization of joint seminars, workshops, visits, lectures, training programme, etc;
  4. Other areas of interest to the participants within their responsibilities as they may mutually determine.

The cooperation arrangement will facilitate information sharing training and capacity building measure and learning from each others best practice to improve food safety ecosystem.

[Press Release no. 1527727, dt. 05-04-2018]

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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