Enhancing the capacities of the Mozambican food safety and quality assurance system for trade

The food-processing sector in Mozambique requires efficient and credible services in terms of Safety and Quality Assurance to be globally competitive. The project aims at enhancing the capacities of the Mozambican Food Safety and Quality Assurance System to ensure that food safety services (food analysis, food regulations, food inspection, and food safety information) are available, accessible and credible and that there is a reduction in the time taken to deliver test results from food analysis laboratories.

This will be achieved by:

  • establishing a coordinated national food safety system that is compliant with international requirements;  
  • developing a national food safety strategy and submitting it relevant authorities for enactment;
  • upgrading technical capacity (equipment and personnel skills) of relevant Food Safety institutions (food analysis, inspection, regulations) to meet international specifications.