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Kenya to ratify EAC food quality and safety protocol

Published on June 21, 2016

Agriculture secretary Willy Bett has said Kenya will ratify the regional food quality and safety pact in the latest effort to boost cross-border trade.

World Trade Organisation has recommended the pact — the East African Community (EAC) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Protocol to guide handling of plant and animal materials.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said,

The protocol will take care of food safety issues and standards that are currently affecting our animal and plant items. The key for ratification, however, is that it will enhance trade in and across the region hence a matter of urgency for Kenya.

 Read more. Source | Business Daily