In order to compete on the globalised food market it is increasingly important for countries to prove that they have an adaquate food safety legislation and well functioning control mechanisms. NIRAS Indevelop has long-term experience in setting up systems to ensure food safety, facilitate sustainable development and comply with international trade regulations.
Food borne health hazards kill more than 2,2 million victims yearly and force many more to seek medical treatment. In the absence of efficient treatment, the poor, often children are the most vulnerable to food borne diseases. The globalised market is driving enhanced quality control to avoid the spreading of biological and chemical food safety hazards, however international food safety regulations tend to cause technical trade barriers that increasingly are affecting the poor’s abilities to compete in the open market. Adequate legislation and control mechanisms are keys to strengthen countries credibility in regards to improved national food safety and thereby facilitate international and regional trade.
NIRAS Indevelop has long-term experience in setting up systems to improve sanitary and phytosanitary measures, food safety and ensure compliance with international trade regulations. Our experience has proven that national trade policies and enabling agribusinesses environments must be aligned to facilitate sustainable development.