"Following the example of the European Union, the Ukrainian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service can fully control the quality and safety of food products: from the application of organic and mineral fertilizers in the soil, animal feed and monitoring pesticide and veterinary drug residues in animal products to the processing of vegetable and animal ingredients, reliable supplies to consumers, monitoring logistics and sales throughout the country," Bisiuk was cited as saying by the service.
Food industry reform envisages "the establishment of a unified authorized body based on the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service. But this does not mean that only veterinarians should monitor products of vegetable origin or special dietary and baby food. It is with this purpose that specialists from other structures will be hired to the authorized government service," Bisiuk said.
The body will be established on the basis of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service and will include specialists in food hygiene, sanitation, quarantine and plant protection.