NZ, Indonesia strengthen food safety initiatives

10.08.2017

New Zealand’s Minister for Food Safety David Bennett has met with Penny Lukito, Chairwoman of Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) to discuss both countries’ relationship in strengthening food safety. “This meeting is important to ensuring that both parties are aware of the goals each are working towards within their country’s food safety systems, a key tool underpinning agricultural trade,” said Mr Bennett.

BPOM and New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries signed a Food Safety Agreement in 2014. “Indonesia’s demand for imported food with changing dietary habits, including milk, yoghurt, red meat and cheese, is increasing. New Zealand needs to have a good working relationship on all levels, but especially at a food safety level to ensure we can meet their needs,” said Mr Bennett.

 

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