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Strengthening Fishery Products Health Conditions Benin, Togo and Cameroon

Project Location: Benin, Togo and Cameroon
Project Date: 2006
Project Funding: EU/ACP Secretariat
Project Summary: MEP supplied four specialists and some equipment to assist the Competent Authorities of these West African countries achieve EU approval.

The EU regulations on sanitary controls of fish products have become more and more complex, especially to ACP countries, some of whom lack capacity to comply with these requirements (Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, ISO, Traceability). MEP was selected by the EU/ACP Secretariat, to implement a two year project, to contribute to the Capacity Building of the Competent Authorities in charge of the food safety controls for fisheries products, and to develop new strategies to reinforce the ability of both industrial and artisanal fisheries to access markets and more particularly, the right to export to the European Union.