The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said that there are 31,000 applications from 433 companies in the electronic food registration for the import or export of foodstuffs since the launch of the system in early April last year until today.
The system records all information on imported foods, which facilitates its control and tracking as soon as notifications of potential hazards are received, it also reduces the number of infringing foods and reduces the amounts that are rejected and re-exported or destroyed for reasons related to the regulations.
The large turnout comes in the light of the success achieved by the system in reducing food refusals in the access ports and obtaining an initial guarantee that products meet the requirements of the regulations.
MoPH is in the process of developing an integrated electronic food control system to ensure that food is tracked in the local market.
Source: Government of Qatar