From the beginning of September, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) together with its partners have started implementing a new Twinning project in the Balkan region – Bosnia and Herzegovina. This project aims to share the practical experience gained by the professionals, ensuring the highest standards of food safety and quality control.
"This is the ninth EU Twinning project implemented by the SFVS. We are pleased that the food and veterinary control system operating in our country, the preventive measures applied to ensure a high level of food quality and safety are considered as an example for the countries willing to join the EU or improve their control systems. At the same time, this project will also serve to strengthen the international relations, contribute to the promotion of the country’s name and the increase of trust and awareness of Lithuanian agricultural and food products”, – said Darius Remeika, the Director of the SFVS.
The project will include a review of the food safety legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its consistent alignment with the common rights and obligations of the EU Member States (acquis), as well as the capacity increase of the competent authority for the official food control, the creation of a system for products with protected designations of origin and geographical indications or a reference to the traditional speciality guaranteed.
The SFVS will implement the project together with the experts from the competent Italian and Hungarian services. It is planned to last for 3 years.