APEC Multi-Year Project Approved

With the APEC region accounting for 41% of world population and nearly 50% of global food production, steps are being made to ensure that food safety capacity building is a priority. The APEC Budget Management Committee has approved a multi-year project proposal that will implement food safety projects under the APEC FSCF and PTIN starting in 2013 and ending in 2015. This multi-year project will include workshops, forums, and informational toolkits that will enhance food safety capacity measures.

The timeline for the multi-year project is as follows:

  • Mid-April 2013, Indonesia- Food Safety Cooperation Forum, Food Safety Incident Network Seminar, PTIN Steering Group meeting, and risk analysis discussion
  • May/June 2013 Indonesia- Best Practices in Educating Food Safety Standards to SMEs
  • TBD 2013- Laboratory capacity building activity/workshop
  • May 2014 Korea- Workshop on Improved Food Inspection Capacity Building Based on Risk Analysis
  • 2014 China- Proficiency Testing of Veterinary Drug Residues in Food
  • 2015 Philippines Food Safety Cooperation Forum and PTIN Steering Group meeting

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming work is expected in areas of :

  • Enhancing MRL compliance
  • Development of guidance on general best practices, and risk communication with regard to MRL compliance, and modernization of food safety systems
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • And continued work on streamlining the use of export certificates in the region through bilateral work with Peru.

The FSCF and the FSCF PTIN Steering Group will meet next in New Zealand in 2021 in either the APEC Seniors Official Meeting (SOM) 1 or 2

RECENT EVENTS

Food Safety Cooperation Forum Conference

May 10, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop on Trade Facilitation through an APEC Framework on Food Safety Modernization

May 9, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

FSCF Partnership Training Institute Network Steering Group meeting

May 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop on FSCF Partnership Training Institute Network Export Certificate

May 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop MRL Implementation Tools Showcase

May 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop on Trade Facilitation by Ensuring a Safer Food Supply through Cross-Border E-Commerce

May 6-7, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile