DUSHANBE, November 12, 2014, Asia-Plus – Issues related to ensuring food safety have been discussed at the first meeting of the Food Safety Coordinating Council, presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Azim Ibrohim.

According to the Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection (Tojikstandart) press center, the Council has been set up to monitor and assess safety of food products and provide expertise support for making specific decisions as well as work out food safety legislation.

The Food Safety Coordinating Council members reportedly include representatives of relevant ministries and agencies authorized to ensure food safety, researchers and experts.

The Council has the right to work out, endorse and implement joint events on providing control over safety of food products, considering disputable issues that occurred during control over safety of food products and implementing other tasks.

The first meeting also endorsed the plan of Council’s work for the first half-year of 2015 and election the chairperson, deputy chairperson and executive secretary of the Council.