European Commission: No progress in BiH

23.11.2021. / 17:00

BRUSSELS – In the last year, BiH has not made progress in agriculture and rural development, food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy and fisheries, according to a report by the European Commission published by the Food Safety News portal.

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The report states that preparations for development in the mentioned fields are mostly at an early stage.

The commission stressed that BiH must speed up plans for “national reference laboratories”, provide an updated “National Salmonella Control Plan” and maintain brucellosis vaccination.

In addition, BiH needs to meet the criteria for exporting table eggs to the EU and ensure that the salmonella program is updated, harmonized with the Union and fully implemented, the report said.

The report highlighted the need to improve the accreditation of laboratory methods used in hygiene, veterinary and phytosanitary controls, as well as in the human and animal feed control system.

According to the report, the official food control system in BiH has yet to be fully aligned with that in the EU, and administrative capacity needs to be strengthened at all levels of government, including inspection of services and laboratories, for which interlaboratory comparative tests need to be introduced.

In addition to BiH, the report covers the situation in Serbia, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Kosovo and Metohija.

The report highlights the progress of Serbia, Northern Macedonia and Turkey when it comes to food safety, while Montenegro is said to have made progress in agriculture, food and fisheries, and should now focus on improving food control systems. Roe deer


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