YEREVAN, January 22. / ARKA /. Armenia’s State Food Safety Service is finishing development of a program to check whether locally-produced fishery products meet food safety requirements of the European Union, head of the agency, Abraham Bakhchagulyan, said Wednesday.
Speaking at a ceremony closing an EU-supported project for strengthening control of food safety and animal feed of Twinning Program he said the program is to be submitted to the relevant commission of the EU until March 30.
He expressed hope that European experts will visit Armenia in summer and beginning from September Armenian fish products could be exported to Europe. Bakhchagulyan said thanks to this program Armenian honey is being sold in Europe since 2013 September. He added that Armenian fruits and vegetables have a big chance to be sold in Europe.
"Armenian fruits and vegetables are excellent in quality, and we would be happy to see them in our market,’ said Gerard Roesink, head of the program on strengthening control of food safety and animal feed from the Netherlands. -0-