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Yeast, flour, fish, medicines and fuel most in demand via Food Safety Platform – State Food Service

KYIV. May 4 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Yeast, flour, fish products, medicines and diesel fuel are in the greatest demand on the National Food Safety Platform, created to consolidate the work of agricultural producers in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection reports on Wednesday.

According to the published data on the service’s website, most of the applications in the system were placed by users of Mykolaiv, Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytsky regions, the number of users from recently de-occupied Chernihiv region is actively growing.

"More and more users are joining the National Food Safety Platform. Today, their number exceeds 3,500. Participants include agricultural firms, manufacturing companies, military administrations, urban (territorial) communities, trade and logistics companies. The platform allows all users to quickly interact and solve the issues of supplying goods that are needed locally," the report said.

At the same time, over 1,000 requests for the supply of products and over 1,000 proposals for the possibility of its supply have been placed on the communication platform, the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection notes. The most demanded requests are for obtaining yeast, flour, fish products, medicines and diesel fuel, while the most offers are for sunflower oil, cereals, raw milk products, diesel generators.

The service clarified that the value of the platform lies in the access of users to up-to-date information and the possibility of direct contact between the buyer and the supplier. Another advantage of the platform is the ability to order logistics services.

It is noted that users of the National Food Safety Platform can use this resource to find a buyer for their food products, find and order the ingredients necessary for their production, order products on a humanitarian or commercial basis. The platform also allows tracking requests for food from regional military administrations and providing them with humanitarian aid.

The Food Safety Platform was created by the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with the support of the President’s Office, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. It is, according to the service, a convenient and efficient tool for finding the most necessary products and consumer goods and commercial offers for manufacturers, taking into account their logistical capabilities.