December 04, 2013
TheSrpskaTimes

In Republika Srpska, 88 farms acquired the prerequisite for the export of milk to the EU, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry.

Inspectors from the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) in Dublin will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the 20th of January until the 2nd of February, in order to determine whether it meets the requirements for being included on the list of countries for the exportation of dairy products to the EU.

In order for BH to fulfill the requirements, it recently signed a Protocol on the establishment of a chain of command that appeases the conditions for export of dairy products to the EU, covered by Annex 1 of the Regulation 605/2010.

The responsible ministry from Republika Srpska stated that activities aimed at implementing the amendments to the Law on Veterinary and Food have been accelerate, so as to achieve the minimum conditions required by EU law, with particular emphasis on defining the responsibilities and chain of command.

Plans for official controls of food for livestock and food of animal origin, as well as patterns to determine the frequency of official controls, based on a risk assessment in facilities for the production of milk and dairy products, have been drafted.

In order to ensure quality preparation for the arrival of FVO inspection, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republika Srpska, along with the Veterinary Administration of the Republic of Serbia, in the presence of representatives from the BH Veterinary Office and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, will organize a joint workshop from the 12th until the 14th of December aimed at better informing all farmers, whose objects are candidates for export, and veterinary representatives of organizations performing veterinary supervision. Along with this lecture the official controls on dairy cattle farms, collection centers for raw milk, traceability of EU milk from the farm to the final product, will be discussed during the workshop.