Brazil’s food authority visits Faroe Islands in export expansion bid

Editorial Staff

Successful certification from MAPA would open up new opportunities for the Faroese fishing industry, suggesting a strategic move to diversify and grow their export markets.

The Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority (Heilsufrøðiliga starvsstovan) completed its final visit with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) on Tuesday.

The visit aimed to determine if the Faroese authority could be approved for exporting fish products to Brazil.

At the quay in Tórshavn.

Two veterinarians from MAPA have been in the Faroe Islands since June 17, conducting a comprehensive evaluation of various fish production facilities overseen by the Faroese authority.

Over the past ten days, inspections included fishing vessels, landing centers, filleting plants, salted fish facilities, pelagic processing plants, and salmon farms.

The inspections proceeded smoothly, with facilities providing detailed tours and explanations of their production processes, according to Heilsufrøðiliga starvsstovan. The Faroese authority also presented its inspection protocols, relevant legislation, and other pertinent information required by MAPA.

MAPA’s final report and conclusions are expected to be delivered to the Faroese authority within two months, which will clarify the conditions for exporting fish products to Brazil.


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