Independent Review of APEC FSCF PTIN Food Safety Capacity Building Report

The FSCF PTIN Steering Group commissioned two evaluations to examine the impact of capacity building efforts, and solicit recommendations on possible metrics to more rigorously monitor and evaluate future work. The evaluations were conducted by US- APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI). The evaluation's conclusions recognized the FSCF PTIN's ability to provide unique benefits to its members through the bringing together of a large range of economies and stakeholders. The report also identifies that trainings are being applied by the large majority of participants, resulting in improved practices and concrete policy changes by APEC economies. Relevancy, effectiveness, and value in terms of training, curricula development and networking are distinguished within this report. The areas where programs have had the greatest impact include the introduction of science-based methods, improved cooperation in food safety incident management, harmonization of food safety regulations and the development of replicable training materials.

2018 Update to the Mid-Term Review
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2016 Independent Review of APEC FSCF PTIN Food Safety Capacity Building Initiative
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  • May 15-16, 2023, APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF) PTIN Workshop on Risk Communication Related to Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs), Detroit, Michigan
  • May 17, 2023 FSCF PTIN Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Laboratory Capacity Building of Environmental Testing for Foodborne Pathogens Workshop, Detroit, Michigan
  • May 18, 2023 FSCF Public Private Innovation Dialogue, Detroit, Michigan
  • May 19 2023, FSCF Conference, Detroit, Michigan


  • FSCF PTIN Pesticide MRL Harmonization: A Trade Facilitative Approach to MRL Compliance, December 16-17, 2020, Virtual
  • FSCF PTIN Success Stories from FSCF Export Certificate Reductions, Expected February 2021, Virtual
  • FSCF PTIN Sanitary Phytosanitary (SPS) Document Digitalization, What Industry and Government Need: Three Seminars to Collect Perspectives on E-Certification in the Past and Future, Expected Spring 2021, Virtual
  • FSCF PTIN Whole Genome Sequencing: Laboratory Capacity Building for Environmental Food Safety Testing Workstream
    • Virtual Awareness Webinars in early 2021,
    • How WGS has revolutionized food safety: from environmental sampling to foodborne disease prevention, response, and mitigation, May 2021, Virtual
    • Sub-Regional In-Lab Trainings, July 2021-October 2022,
    • Teach-Forward by Training Participants, September 2021-December 2022
    • Workshop for Food Safety Experts and Policymakers, presentations by ToTs, May 2023
  • Food Safety Cooperation Forum, 2021, Virtual
  • FSCF Partnership Training Institute Network Steering Group, 2021, Virtual

Virtual FSCF Framework on Risk Communication, Workshop 2

December 2-3, 2020


Virtual FSCF Framework on Risk Communication, Workshop 1

July 24, 2020