The Kenya Flower Council has been participating in meetings and forums to discuss the organization strategy to enhance national official control systems in light of EU concern over interceptions.
This included interventions and actions taken by KEPHIS in dealing with interceptions at the EU market due to harmful organisms, defective documentations and maximum residue levels in about five products from Kenya. Players throughout the value have a responsibility to ensure that Kenya’s profile as a reliable fresh exporting country is not compromised against heightened inspections especially putting into consideration the upcoming peak season and anticipated closure of a part of the runway at the airport in March 2015.
KEPHIS and KFC held a meeting on Thursday November 20, 2014 and agreed on forming a group comprising of KEPHIS, KFC, and key stakeholders in cargo handling and shipping.
KFC is also working together with the Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) on the issue of compliance to the Flower Exporters Desk-vetting on behalf of the KFC members.