The Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a discussion on better conditions of life

04 / 12 / 2019

Changing the quality of life was the topic of the panel discussion held by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry within Russian Health Care Week 2019 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.

CCI of Russia Vice President Elena Dybova opened the panel and offered to discuss the issues of food quality and safety. According to her, the problem from the business perspective assumes the analysis of what, how and why food gets on the customers table. Its especially important in the environment in which the country does not have a unified quality system of foodstuffs produced. Its absence becomes a barrier for bona fide manufacturers because it creates an enabling environment for their less decent colleagues. Production of guaranteed quality products leads to extra costs, and as a result, creates competitive advantages for those who overlook quality.

At the same time, a thoughtless increase in control and repressive procedures can squash any business. How to strike the right balance in this situation? The Forum organisers asked a group of experts to answer this question. The group consisted of researchers, businessmen, representatives of government agencies and retail chains.

During the discussion different opinions have been expressed, e.g., by Head of Department of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) Oleg Prusakov, Vice Rector for Research of the Moscow State University of Food Production Mikhail Shchetinin, Director of the Gorbatovs All-Russian Meat Research Institute Andrei Lisitsyn, President of Retail Companies Association Sergey Belyakov, and other industry experts.

Press Service, Expocentre AO