Asia Plus reports that Tajik Deputy Prime Minister, Azim Ibrohim, who also heads the Council for Food Safety Issues, has expressed concern about increasing number of botulism cases in Tajikistan.
Speaking at the meeting, Ibrohim demanded that heads of good safety management bodies give reports on implementation of the plan of work for the first half-year of 2016.
It was noted that the number of botulism cases has increased in the country and that the home-canned vegetables are the most common cause of botulism.
Ibrohim ordered the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and other relevant bodies to prepare the guide to home canning.
Ibrohim reportedly drew attention of meeting participants to slow introduction of the ISO 22000 standard.