The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the UK Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera Science Limited) signed an agreement to promote scientific and technical cooperation on food safety and environmental health.
The agreement was signed by Public Health Department Director Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, and by Nicholas Boucher, head of the Science and Innovation Network, British Embassy in Doha.
The agreement provides a framework for enhanced cooperation in food safety research, particularly food contaminant and risk management analyses, analyses of products of animal origin, specialized tests of unforeseen toxins, food fraud detection techniques, dissemination of scientific research and development results and professional consultancy services in food safety and environmental health.
Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani said: "The signing of the agreement with Fera Science Limited comes within the framework of the MOPH’s keenness to apply the best international standards and practices in the field of food safety, including laboratory services, risk analysis, control standards development, supervision and regulation. It also serves the implementation of the Qatar Public Health Strategy 2017-2022 and the National Health Strategy 2018-2022".
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