10 Kazakhstan’s enterprises – food producers working in Astana, Almaty and Shymkent will undergo inspection on food safety from July 30 till August 4, the press service of the National Agency for Export and Investments “Kaznex Invest” informs.
The statement reads that expert of the World Food Program Mrs. Ina Haydoutov arrived in Kazakhstan for holding the audit. The event is organized by the National Agency for Export and Investment “Kaznex Invest” and the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies and represents a part of the work of the Agency for promotion of Kazakhstan’s producers to the market of humanitarian procurement.
It should be noted that every year the international organizations procure some types of products for rendering humanitarian help. The most often procured products are food. The World Food Program of the UN is working in the sphere of rendering humanitarian help.
“The key criteria of the selection of the potential suppliers are the results of the inspection on food safety. In case of positive results of the audit, the enterprises will have a chance to become one of the suppliers of the World Food Program and accordingly increase the volume of their export. Presently, there are only two companies in Kazakhstan that are successfully interacting with this organization. According to the reports of the World Food Program, the volume of procurement made USD 2.7 bln in 2010 and the share of Kazakhstan made only USD 14.5 mln,” Director of the representation of “Kaznex Invest” in Almaty Sabit Narbayev said.
Besides inspection, the expert of the World Food Program and “Kaznex Invest” will hold a seminar for the employees of the sales departments on specification and certification of the products and humanitarian help in Almaty, July 31.
“This training will become a continuation of the seminar titled “Doing business with international humanitarian organizations” and “Kaznex Invest” Agency attracted procurement departments of the UN system organizations and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement,” the statement of the press service of “Kaznex Invest” reads.
The World Food Program of the UN is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. It was established in 1963 as a body for rendering food help in the system of the UN. It is responsible for rendering help to poor and developing countries addressing hunger and poverty worldwide.