Representatives of the National Food Agency of Georgia visit the Food and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Latvia from today, June 6 to June 10 to be introduced with the animal infectious diseases and food circulation monitoring system in Latvia.
During the study visit, experts from the Food and Veterinary Service will present to their Georgian counterparts the planning of official veterinary and food safety control at state level, as well as at regional level and will visit the territorial structural units, as well as animal holdings and food business operators.
This visit is a part from EU funded project "Ensuring further progress of SPS and food safety system in Georgia".
Through sharing experience of the European Member States and transfer of knowledge to the Georgian colleagues, the project aims to contribute to strengthening consumer confidence in food control system and enhancing competitiveness of Georgian food products in the EU market.
This project commenced its activities in October 2020 and will continue until November 2022. The involved European food safety institutions will share their knowledge and practical experience with the Georgian colleagues in legal approximation as well as to align national rules and procedures with EU standards and build capacities.
Twinning is a European Union instrument allowing for a direct exchange of knowledge and expertise between EU Member States public administrations and their counterparts in the Beneficiary Country. Twinning projects bring together public sector expertise from EU Member States and the Beneficiary Country with the aim of achieving concrete mandatory operational results through peer to peer activities.