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"The creation of a strong network of risk assessors from Bulgarian Agency for Food Safety and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment is an important instrument to protect the health of consumers and to ensure a high food safety." That is what said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Marina Brakalova said during the signing of the Joint Declaration between the two institutions of intent for cooperation.


Expectations of the countries participating in this network are to enhance the professional qualifications of the experts and to expand opportunities for research studies. "Bulgaria aims to have a more effective system of laboratory tests. Is important for us to carry out timely and accurate control throughout the food chain ", Deputy Minister Brakalova said.


It also expected the two institutions to set up a mechanism to exchange information and develop technological cooperation through joint research and training programs. Working groups will be formed, too. "We will work to get concrete results for the improvement of work efficiency and to ensure food safety," pointed out Brakalova.


Executive Director of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel expressed full support for future cooperation.

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