Fera Science Ltd. and The Ministry of Public Health sign cooperation agreement on Food Safety and Environmental Health

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Fera Science Ltd. and The Ministry of Public Health sign cooperation agreement on Food Safety and Environmental Health

Fera Science Limited (Fera Science) and The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) sign cooperation agreement on Food Safety and Environmental Health

 

On Tuesday 12th April 2022, Fera Science Ltd signed an agreement with the Qatar Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to promote scientific and technical cooperation on food safety and environmental health.

 

Signed by Richard Boucher, Head of Science and Innovation Network, British Embassy in Doha on behalf of Fera Science, and Public Health Department Director Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, on behalf of MoPH, the agreement includes a cooperation in food safety research, particularly food contaminant and risk management analyses, analyses of products of animal origin, specialised 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.

 

"We are pleased to sign this important agreement with the MoPH in the State of Qatar with the aim to develop and strengthen fruitful cooperation between the two sides, especially in the field promoting the quality and safety of food and environmental health in general or during major sporting events and particularly the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, based on our previous experiences at the 2012 London Olympics.” Explains Fera Science CEO, Dr. Andrew Swift.

 

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani describes "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. The agreement will also support the response of Qatar’s MoPH to food safety and environmental health emergencies."

 

Ms. Wassen Abdullah Al-Bakr, of Food Safety and Environmental Health Department Director, MoPH, explained that the agreement was a contribution to the enhancement of food safety in the State of Qatar to serve the national strategy for food security, through a series of scientific events and activities carried out in cooperation with Fera Science.

 

Based on the agreement, the MoPH will implement the HorizonScan solution, owned by Fera Science Ltd., and its relevant supply chain safety assessment services,” she added.

 

Reference: https://www.moph.gov.qa/english/mediacenter/News/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?ItemId=513

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