The Slaughterhouse will officially open its new lamb slaughter line on 12 June at 6:30 p.m. The lamb line stands out for its advanced technological level.
A delegation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organisation that checks the safety of food, veterinary and medical products, visited Mercabarna on 6 March. Accompanied by representatives from the Catalan Food Safety Agency, the Mercabarna-based heads of the Barcelona Public Health Agency and the food estate’s managers, the visitors were shown the different health activities and checks performed in the Central Markets and in other businesses at the estate.
The different institutions and organisations with a major role in the agrofood chain that form the Good Commercial Practices Code, including Mercabarna and the Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Dealers Association (AGEM), continue to work to define specific initiatives that will make it possible to improve sector operations and relations among the different agents in the chain.
On 22 June, Mercabarna and the Catalan Institute of Cuisine Foundation (FICC) signed a cooperation agreement to work on the campaign “Catalan Cuisine World Heritage: Candidacy 2013”.