Case Study: Supporting Regulators in the provision of safe food

Supporting Regulators in the provision of safe food

As part of the New Zealand Government’s support of their food industry’s export drive, the Ministry for Primary Industries states that all animal products for export (dairy products, as well as meat, fish, shellfish, honey etc.) must be tested in an accredited laboratory. (New Zealand)

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SERNAPESCA, the National Fishing Service in Chile, relies on accredited laboratories and inspection bodies to ensure the safety of seafood. Accredited testing laboratories are required to carry out activities such as sampling of seafood products, testing of process water and marine sediments. (Chile)

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The Food Control Department in Dubai requires that food sector companies including manufacturing companies, food storage/warehousing companies and 4 & 5 star hotels should be certified for ISO 22000 (Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain)/HACCP by accredited certification bodies. This scheme helps the local regulator to regulate the food market in better way. (Dubai)

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SAG, the Agriculture and Livestock Service in Chile, relies on accredited testing laboratories, product certification bodies, and inspection bodies to manage the quality of livestock and food production. (Chile)

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine requires its Virology division to be accredited in order to fulfil its objectives to provide laboratory support for disease control and eradication programmes, and to perform tests for statutory and import / export purposes. The Virology Division is accredited for a range of tests to ISO/IEC 17025.(Ireland)

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