Entrepreneur is responsible for food safety

16:28 - 18.04.2024

April 18, Fineko/abc.az. Azerbaijan is one of the world's leading countries in food safety.

ABC.AZ reports that Food Safety Agency’s chairman Goshgar Tahmazli said about this at public hearing "The food safety system and its role in the concept of Unified Health” in the Parliamentary Committee on Agrarian Policy.

He added that the entrepreneur bears full responsibility for food safety worldwide.

"Currently, there are more than 50,000 retail chains in Azerbaijan. Responsibility for expired food products sold in retail chains falls on the authority responsible for food safety. However, in the world, the food safety control system is such that the responsibility lies with the entrepreneur, and public control lies with the consumer. Worldwide, the food safety control system is implemented without prior notice. However, in Azerbaijan, we warn enterprises in advance about the upcoming inspection," the chairman said.