Laboratory Capacity Building Activity/Workshop

Date: April-August 2013
Location: China and Peru

Planning is moving forward with an APEC PTIN workshop on Laboratory Capacity building. This is part of the larger APEC Multi year project. Two pilot economies have been chosen: China and Chile. Work is being guided by a Scientific Technical Advisory Group to develop a customized roadmap for each of these economies to guide them through the process of taking the steps necessary to develop a comprehensive food safety laboratory system. The project will be structured as part self-evaluation, part decision tree, part guidance document, and part resource library. Once developed for the two pilot economies, this approach will be employed on an economy-by-economy or facility-by-facility basis, as interest and resources are available.

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