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Strategy For Food Safety, Risk Assessment Adopted

30 July 2010

BULGARIA - MEPs have adopted a strategy for the establishment of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and Risk Assessment Center.

The National Assembly adopted a strategy for the establishment of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and Risk Assessment Center with 117 ayes, no nays and 6 abstentions. Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr Miroslav Naydenov attended the vote.

The strategy envisages to create two new institutions related to food safety - the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and Risk Assessment Center. The Agency will combine administrative units of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food / NVS, NPPS, NGFS/ and the Ministry of Health / RIPCPH/. The Center will be an independent body to assess the risk in the food chain.

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