Cotecna signs with NFSA for new conformity assessment programme on imported food

Cotecna is mandated by the Egyptian National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) to issue Certificates of Inspection (COI) for food imports to Egypt.

On the 18th August 2020, a signature ceremony was held in Cairo between NFSA and Cotecna in order to ensure the safety and quality of imported foodstuff into Egypt. They were represented by NFSA Chairman, Professor Doctor Hussein Mansour and Cotecna Egypt General Manager, Yasser YASSIN.

As part of our trusted partner with Egypt and based on Decree n°2 for 2020, Cotecna will be able to accompany importers and exporters in issuing a Certificate of Inspection.

The NFSA regulated product list currently concerns:

  • Milk and Dairy products
  • Dried and preserved fruits
  • Oils and fats
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Chocolates and Cocoa products
  • Natural, Mineral and soda water
  • Wheat
  • Food contact tools

On a side note, until the programme is officially launched, Cotecna continues to issue Certificates of Conformity (COC) for foodstuff under the GOIEC Programme.

About NFSA

The National Food Safety Agency of Egypt (NFSA) is an open and independent authority to protect consumers’ health and consumers’ interests by ensuring that food consumed, distributed, marketed or produced in Egypt meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene.

About Cotecna

Cotecna is a leading provider of inspection, testing, technical assistance and digital solutions. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer and more efficient for our clients. Our trusted network of professionals and certified laboratories provide expertise across four key sectors: agriculture, food safety, government & trade solutions, and metals & minerals. Founded in Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with over 4,000 employees in more than 100 offices across approximately 50 countries.