UMFCCI and IFC signed MOU on food safety

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Reported by EMG

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) to help food sector companies address and improve food safety practices.

“The main reason for signing the MOU is for the development of export sector. For the successive development in export sector of agriculture products from Myanmar,we must work  constantly to get the market share. For the long term interest of our agriculture products to be  in good quality and rich in tastes, and to give guarantee of our products which have food safety, we are signing this MOU,” said vice-chairman of UMFCCI Ye Min Aung.

IFC also helps client companies introduce an internationally recognized food safety system and works with governments and industry experts to build local capacity through training programs and workshops.  

The agreement builds on an initiative that started in November last year. Investment in food safety management systems is a prerequisite for the growth of Myanmar’s agribusiness, a key sector for the nation’s economy.

UMFCCI and the IFC will jointly conduct courses, workshops and educative talks with a view to improving food safety practices for exporters, suppliers and processors of Myanmar's agriculture, livestock and fishery and food manufacturing sectors to gain more international markets.

International societies have extensively used food safety processes and Myanmar also join IFC to get safe and international food for the consumers.