Ukrainian new Food Safety Service starts working
08.04.2016 15:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, the State Service for Food Safety and Protection of Consumers of Ukraine (Derzhprodspozhyvsluzhba) has officially started its work, UNIAN says referring to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine press service report.
«Finally we can announce that the process of creating the State Service for Food Safety and Protection of Consumers has been finalized. We have walked a long and difficult way, and the agency has started its work,»
the Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Oleksiy Pavlenko was quoted by the press service as saying.
As to the report, the new Service has taken over functions previously performed by the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service, the State Inspection for Consumer Rights Protection and the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service, which have been liquidated. The new Service will also perform control of State-regulated prices, protection of rights of consumers of products made of precious metals and stones, supervision in travel and tourism area, protection of rights to plant varieties and seed production.