Suite of APEC FSCF and PTIN Events

Date: April 10-13, 2013
Location: Surabaya, Indonesia

From April 10-13, 2013, a suite of events were held in Surabaya, Indonesia. These included an SME workshop on food safety best practices, a meeting of the Partnership Training Institute Network Steering Group, a discussion on best approaches for risk management, a Workshop on Incident Management, and a meeting of the Food Safety Cooperation Forum which were held on the margins of the APEC second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2). See the following Surabaya Statement with outcomes from the meeting.

  • SME Workshop on Food Safety Best Practices, April 10
  • PTIN Steering Group Meeting, April 11: On the margins of every FSCF and more often as needed, representatives of the PTIN Steering Group meet to discuss capacity building priorities and activities in risk analysis, incident management, supply chain management, laboratory capacity building, and food safety regulatory systems.
  • Discussion on Best Approaches for Risk Analysis, April 11
  • Food Safety Incident Network Seminar, April 12: In 2011, the FSCF noted the need to share information on emerging food safety issues and communication during food safety emergencies. Australia will organize a seminar to implement a food safety incident management network for the Asia Pacific region building on the work of INFOSAN. The seminar will bring together a core group of incident management specialists to develop the scope, role, and functions of the network.
  • Food Safety Cooperation Forum, April 13: Once every two years APEC food safety regulators meet to assess progress in building regional capacity in the FSCF's four identified priorities areas: 1) food safety regulatory systems; 2) food inspection and certification systems; 3) technical skills and human resource capacity; and 4) information sharing and communication networks. The FSCF is the only opportunity for the leaders of APEC's food safety regulatory agencies to meet and agree on collaborative efforts to build a robust regional food safety system.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • FSCF Trade Facilitation through Development of an APEC Food Safety Risk Communication Framework Workshop, expected date July 2020, Singapore
  • CTI Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on Promoting Transparency through the Improvement of Information Submitted in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Notifications, expected date, 2021, Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • SCSC Improving Transparency of Pre-packaged Food Packaging and Labelling Laws, Regulations and Best Practices: Conference and Compendium, expected date September 2020, Malaysia
  • Food Safety Cooperation Forum, 2021, New Zealand
  • FSCF Partnership Training Institute Network Steering Group, 2021, New Zealand

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