Ukraine has brought over 250 standards in food safety in line with European law, First Deputy Agricultural Minister Ivan Bisiuk said at a conference on Thursday.
He said that over the next three years Ukraine is to validate 62 standards and five regulations regarding agriculture every year in line with the European requirements. The official reported that a draft law on amendments to Ukrainian laws on food safety should be passed for further harmonization of the country’s legislation with the European norms. He also said that one state agency should be responsible for the quality and safety of food in the country. At present, several agencies are responsible, including the State Veterinary and Biosecurity Service, the Sanitary Epidemiological Service, and the State Inspectorate for Protection of Consumer Rights.