Systematic supervision must be made over fishery products meeting standards and norms of customer countries: MoALI Union Minister

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Functions of laboratories section under Development and Research Division of Department of Fisheries are under inspection.

Union Minister U Min Naung of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation oversaw the operations of the Department of Laboratories on Microscopic Analysis and the Development and Research Division under the Department of Fisheries in Shukhinthar, Thakayta Township, Yangon Region, yesterday morning.
During the inspection, officials presented the process of obtaining the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 17025 certificate for the seventh time, recommendations of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), microbiological laboratories and laboratory work, the central laboratory and regional laboratory activities in regions and states, the monthly inspection process of fish and shrimp processing plants in Yangon, and future business plans.
The Union Minister stressed that systematic supervision must be made over fishery products meeting standards and norms of customer countries since it is an important sector in exporting Myanmar’s products and to monitor the cleanliness of production stages, including raw materials, chemical residues, and disease-causing materials, in accordance with the national-level chemical residue control measures for Myanmar livestock and fishery products. As laboratory professionals, it is necessary to have more awareness of internationally recognized methods, increase the study of laboratory technologies, and make efforts to produce new generations of professionals, he added.
Afterwards, the Union Minister inspected the stage-by-stage operations from crocodile eggs and hatchlings to adult crocodiles at the Thakayta Crocodile Farm, crocodile breeding operations with earthen tanks and concrete tanks, the activities of the Division of Water Quality Inspection and Freshwater Research under the Department of Fisheries, and discussed business requirements. — MNA/CT

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