The introduction in Ukraine of the international system to monitor the safety and quality of food - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), according to many experts, has become the factor that contributes to our integration into the European Union.
This is a requirement of the European food legislation and signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, a prerequisite for opening the borders to trade, including food products, which has made the managers think how to establish sustainable trade with Europe.
HACCP appeared in the US in the 60s of the last century, was introduced in the EU in the early 90's,in the 2000s became a requirement under European food law, and nowadays is a kind of pass for food products to the international and local markets.
The project “Improvement of food safety control system in Ukraine” whose beneficiaries are the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine and the Department of Customs of the Ministry of Income and Charges of Ukraine, is designed to help improve food safety control system in Ukraine according to the principle “from the field to the table”.
Therefore, the speakers Yana Dobidovska, deputy Project manager, senior expert adviser on European legislation, and Yurii Ohlashennyyi, an expert of the Project USAID “AgroInvest” on HACCP and traceability spoke about the new food legislation, official control of market operators, rights and duties of the competent authority and market operators during the workshop held on March 15, 2017 in Sumy National Agrarian University. During the seminar they dealt with the issues of state control techniques such as auditing, inspection, laboratory monitoring; procedures for conducting audits and inspections, the rights and obligations of market operators, etc.
The seminar finished with discussions and debates, the participants being allowed to put the speakers questions not only at the end of the event, but also directly during their presentations and speeches.