Azerbaijan is one of the leading countries in the world in the production of safe hazelnuts.

This was said by the head of the representation of the European Union in our country, Ambassador Peter Mikhalko, at a meeting with hazelnut exporters in Zagatala.

As a result of the activities and measures taken by the Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency in this direction, the ambassador noted a sharp decrease in the number of notifications regarding the detection of aflatoxin in hazelnut products exported to the European Union: "Although the number of notifications received in 2018 was 18, in 2020 and 2021 Only 1 notification was received in the years.

As a result of this, the volume of hazelnut products exported from Azerbaijan is increasing, and large European companies are interested in buying Azerbaijani hazelnuts.