Official title of the project

Twinning project SR12-IB-AG-02 Capacity building for Upgrading of Food establishments and Animal By-Product management

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

2,000,000 Euro

Implementation period
2014. Jan - 2016. Jul
Expected results
  1. Adopted National strategies for upgrading of establishment and animal by-product management
  2. Setting up a high level Council for Animal Production and strengthened strategic, institutional and legal framework in the areas of food processing and ABP management in compliance with EU requirements
  3. Improved capacity to implement and enforce standards and regulations, in relation to the upgrading of food production establishments
  4. Improved capacity to implement and enforce standards and regulations, in relation to the ABP management, including contingency plans
  5. Improved capacity and awareness among operators and responsible persons in food processing establishments and ABP management systems
Beneficiary

Veterinary Directorate - Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection

Target Groups
  • Staff of the Veterinary Directorate,
  • Local authorities responsible for animal by-product management
  • Farmers
  • Slaughterhouses and meat producing establishments
  • Dairies and milk producing establishm

Summary of the project

The Republic of Serbia is on its way to become a member of the EU. This is a big opportunity to stimulate international trade and fulfill Serbia’s potential in increasing the production of agricultural products. The key factors here will be safe handling and processing of animal by-products (products not eaten by humans, such as e.g. fallen stock, inedible offal) and upgrading of establishments dealing with food of animal origin. When the legislation is harmonized with the EU legislation, and implemented, it will increase the safety of Serbian products to the benefit of domestic and international consumers and trade. This project will address these challenges in agrifood industry and public administration.

  1. Helping the Veterinary Directorate to implement the EU legislation in relation to upgrading of establishments dealing with food of animal origin and the animal by-product management
  2. Helping the food business operators during the upgrading process

Slogan: “Upgrade your establishment – upgrade your business”

  1. Importance of safe collection, handling and processing of animal by-products for the benefit of:
  • Animal disease control
  • Profitable use of ABP
  • Farmers and meat/ milk exporters
  • Environmental protection

Slogan “ABP is a ressource, not waste”

Programme/Project objectives

Attainment of EU standards in food processing establishments, and ABP management system in the Republic of Serbia.