Prodexpo 2022 plenary session discusses food quality development

07 / 02 / 2022

The Plenary Session on the Russian Quality System: Trends, Projects, Prospects has taken place within the Prodexpo 2022 international exhibition opened at Expocentre Fairgrounds. The event was organised by the Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo), the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EXPOCENTRE AO.

The session, moderated by the Head of Roskachestvo, Maxim Protasov, was held in a hybrid (face-to-face and online) format. The event was attended by Valentin Letunovsky, Deputy Head of the Presidential Control Department of the Russian Federation, Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Rosselkhoznadzor and the General Prosecutor's Office. 

In the course of the discussion, the participants paid particular attention to the Russian President's instruction to check the compliance of federal and regional authorities and organisations with legislative requirements to ensure food quality and safety, as well as to plans to improve the quality of Russian products in the near future.

According to Valentin Letunovsky, food quality and quality of nutrition of the population remain in the field of vision of the President of Russia, whose order dated 24 October last year instructed to complete the creation of the quality and safety management system for food products. For this purpose, a comprehensive mechanism should be created, taking into account modern, above all digital, technologies. 

It is impossible to solve any product quality and safety problems without the state, and the state must inevitably be involved in this, Sergey Katyrin is convinced. In his opinion, when certain requirements for product standardisation are worked out, entrepreneurs should be more widely represented in this process in terms of different areas of industry business. Consumers should also be involved in formulating requirements for food products.

In his speech, the Head of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry separately touched upon the problems of technical regulation within the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as in relations with European and other countries.

The session focused on state support measures to improve the quality of agricultural products and other topical issues.

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Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO