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Two Irish experts join project to help with animal feed regulations and food risk profiling

14 February 2020

Two experts from Ireland, Liam Hyde and Michelle Riblet, are joining the Food Project in Tirana on 17-21 February to advise beneficiary Albanian institutions on animal feed regulations and risk profiling in food inspections.

Mr. Hyde’s mission is his first in Albania and will involve meeting with experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) to discuss the new Animal Feed Law. He will also deliver a workshop titled “Overview on scope of EU legislation governing animal feed”. The workshop will be presented to experts from MoARD, the Albanian National Food Authority (AKU) and the Institute of Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (ISUV).

Dr. Riblet, a Human Resource Development (HRD) expert, is on her fourth mission to Albania and will continue her work on Border Inspection Points, risk profiling of food establishments and supporting AKU with their restructuring process.

Dr. Riblet’s agenda includes the development of education initiatives that the Food Safety Project aims to conduct in line with international food safety standards within the three levels of education.

The project, “Support to food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary standards”, is implemented by a consortium led by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The implementing group also includes the Finnish Food Authority, the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Creative Business Solutions (CBS) in Albania.