On May 15-23 the Representatives of the Saudi
Food & Drug Authority are going to visit Russia to assess and
familiarize themselves with the Russian system of quality and safety control at
establishments producing beef, poultry products and ready-to-eat meat products,
as well as to assess risks of the product access to the Saudi Arabia market.
In accordance with the program agreed upon between the
Rosselkhoznadzor and the Saudi Competent authority, the Saudi delegation will visit
Russian processing establishments located in 4 Subjects of the Russian
Federation: Moscow, Bryansk and Penza Oblasts and the Stavropol Krai. Also they
are going to visit cattle fattening farms, poultry raising farms and an
interoblast veterinary laboratory; as well as to study the effectiveness of
antiepidemic measures taken by the Russian Veterinary Service.
The first meeting with the Saudi inspectors is to take place
today, on May 15, 2017. In the course of the meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives
will provide details on the following subjects:
— structure of Veterinary
Service in the Russian Federation;
— planning and implementation of food safety
and quality monitoring in the Russian Federation;
technology and food safety.