The USAID-funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Trade Activity project has published the Easy Export Series for Bangladeshi exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, and processed foods to understand compliance with international food safety standards.
On Monday, Trade Activity launched the first in the series “Food Safety Guidelines for the Export of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Europe” at the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reads a statement from hurry.
AHM Ahsan, Vice Chairman of the Export Promotion Bureau, was the chief guest at the ceremony where Syed Md Rafiqul Amin, Director of Plant Quarantine Wing, Department of Agricultural Extension, and Professor Abu Noman Faruq Ahmmed , Chairman of Department of Plant Pathology, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, were special guests.
The event was chaired by Mashuk Al Hossain, Deputy Party Leader, Feed the Future Bangladesh Trade Activity – a five-year project to help the Government of Bangladesh enhance economic growth and food security by improving trade facilitation, improving market access and improving the business-friendly market.
The project provides technical assistance, training, institutional strengthening and other forms of direct support to the Government of Bangladesh and non-governmental partners. It also promotes greater collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society organizations.
According to trade activity officials, the Easy Export series will be released quarterly, with the first module dealing with Bangladesh’s regulatory requirements for exporting fresh fruits and vegetables.
The second module will deal with EU food safety requirements for importing fresh fruit and vegetables.
The third module will deal with international food safety requirements for food processors in GCC countries.
The fourth module will address the food chain traceability system.