According to the Union Minister for Industry, public-private cooperation in producing Myanmar foodstuffs is necessary to ensure their quality and safety. At the 12th Annual Plenary Meeting of the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) held on 6 December, the Union minister recommended that food should be produced keeping in line with good manufacturing practices (GMP).
During the meeting, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) president also stated that as the food industry plays a vital role in the internal economic sector, respective ministries, UMFCCI, and its affiliated associations will coordinate to provide necessary capital, technical know-how, and market opportunities to MSME entrepreneurs so that they can produce basic foodstuffs meeting international standards.
MFPEA was established in 2016 to improve the production of food manufacturers, enable them to produce safe and high-quality food products, instil confidence in consumers regarding local products, expand into foreign markets, and issue internationally recognized certificates with the support of international-level laboratories that can enhance the development of the quality of food products. — TWA/TKO