Organic products to be recorded in State registration www.montsame.mn
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Discussion on draft regulation on state registration and mass consumption of organic products took place on March 21. Food producers, NGOs, scolars and researchers are taking part in the discussion being co-organized by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Food and Agriculture Department of the capital city and World Bank Export Development Project.
Suggestions and proposals of the participants on respective provisions regarding state registration and mass consumption of organic products will be reflected in the draft regulation. By approving this regulation it will be possible to register domestic and import alimentary products with the ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ labels and recall the products with counterfeit labels and non-compliant products from the market.
Moreover, it will be easier for consumers to figure out the origin of the organic products through the registration number and QR code on the label including information on where, when and which company produced it and what requirements the product meet.
“Currently all required organic food production regulations have been approved. Therefore, by approving the regulation on state registration and mass consumption of organic products in 2018, the legal environment for producing organic food will be complete” said Organic food specialist of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry D.Tungalag.
At the second part of the discussion an expert of the World Bank's Export Promotion Project introduced the opportunities for companies willing to shift into organic production and preparing for export market to participate in the Export Development Project. The project supports non-mining sectors and provides grants up to USD 100 thousand for organic food producers.