I have always had a great wish for our country to have something that I had called “National Food Control System” with mandate to regulate the different food products on Rwandan market (both locally-produced and imported).
It is a very big risk for a country to trust these food products without proper mechanisms to test their compliance to national/international standards.
I am very happy that the government has finally put in place Rwanda Foods and Medicine Authority. I am Rwandan with MSc. in Food Science and Nutrition and I have been in this field for quite some time. Kindly keep us updated when it will start because I would wish to visit it when I come to Rwanda sometime next year.
Reaction to the story, “MPs okay Foods and Medicines Authority”, (The New Times, August 5)