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Guinea: Fisheries Minister visits factory operating to EU standards

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Guinea: Fisheries Minister visits factory operating to EU standards

As part of its mission to raise quality standards of fish in our country, the Ministry of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Maritime Economy, through the National Bureau for Sanitary Control of Fishery Products (ONSPA), this week handed over two ice-making factories and a cold storage facility to the Jasmin Trading House company, the only fish factory satisfying the required health standards during a recent visit by EU experts, with the aim of strengthening the company. The handover ceremony was attended by the Fisheries Minister Fréderic Loua, the Director General of ONSPA, M'mah Savané, officials from the agency, as well as representatives from the beneficiary company. The Director of ONSPA began by explaining why this company had been selected: “Since the EU visit to Guinea in 2006, out of the six (6) plants in operation at the time, today, only JASMIN TRADING HOUSE comes close to EU standards.” She added: “After eleven years of waiting, today, thanks to the support of your department and the political will of the government, our country resumed relations with the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG/SANTE) in June 2016.” Within this framework, in November of the same year, an 18-month project was launched on ‘Technical assistance for the revival of exports of fishery products in Guinea’, funded by the EU.

Source: AfricaGuinee.com