Mercabarna: international reference point

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.
Also during March, Mercabarna received the visit of representatives of the Frankfurt Market Commercial Association of Market Wholesalers and around 20 businesspeople from the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Hokuren (Japan), all of whom were interested in learning the commercial operation of the Central Fruit and Vegetable Market.