“70,000 food production licenses, 11,000 hygiene and Health production licenses for 12,000 manufacturers and factories have been issued. We are ready to cooperate with ICRIC in the field of Halal brand for these productions for continuation of the solidarity of this work”. Said Dr. Sheibani, Deputy of Minister of Food and Pharmaceutics in the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education who presented in Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM) with the invitation of Dr. Nahavandia, the President of ICCIM .
Dr. Janat, Director General of Food, Dr. Rastegar, Director General of the Food and Pharmaceutics Control Laboratories and Dr. Safar Chi, the Responsible for Cooperation and International Relations were accompanying Dr. Sheibani.
Dr. Nahavandian thanked the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education for their cooperation and companionship with ICRIC, that commenced with the signing of a previous MOU by the former Deputy of the Ministry of Health. He also thanked them for their cooperation with their current work in following up and strengthening that MOU, and increasing their area of cooperation, especially in the field of the operation of the central food and pharmaceutics research center.
He remarked that the achievement of holding International Health Tourism Forum was a great success and added: “It was a grace of God that we achieved by the efforts of our friends, ICRIC, Iran, Turkey and some other countries and also the great achievement of adopting OIC Halal Food Standard is a golden document in the proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought which we should watch over very carefully and to stabilize it in the world”.
Dr. Nahavandian emphasized that establishing Halal Research Center is a necessary issue which has been adopted by Halal Supreme Council and we can promote and accomplish it with the cooperation of Ministry of Health. In the field of laboratories, all potency of the Ministry should be in service to this international issue. Fortunately an MoU was signed with the Turkey Standard Organization (TSE) which, according to this MoU, all laboratories in Turkey will be in service of this direction.
Dr. Sheibani also expressed his happiness for these efforts and expressed his full readiness, and that of his friends in different parts of Ministry of Health among all Food and Pharmaceutics Office, and also the laboratories of food and pharmaceutics control.
At this meeting an MoU was signed between Dr. Nahavandian from ICRIC and Dr. Sheibani, the Deputy of Food and Pharmaceutics of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.