Ukrainian food safety reforms will increase exports
The country’s State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service (SVPS) said in a statement that lawmakers were considering amendments to food and raw material quality and safety laws.
All companies associated with food production and export will have to introduce a system based on the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) – an EU quality demand.
When amendments to the law come into force, Ukrainian producers will have to implement these HACCP principles – the introduction of which will take up to a year, says the SVPS.
Processing companies in Ukraine will be forced to convert to these principles or will be shut down.
SVPS hope this will allow domestic producers to enter international markets and increase the country’s exports.