Sidelights of APEC High-level Regulators Industry Dialogue on Food Safety

Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, has pointed out that the transparency of information and data is very important during food safety supervision and administration. He also stated that information exchange should be strengthened through broadcasting and the Internet in order to help us identify food safety problems.

Pamela Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, holds that to strengthen capability of industry associations is very important for ensuring food safety. Ms. Bailey has explained that in the U.S., industries will publish reports and comments on some of the regulations concerning food safety supervision and that this system can help promote the regulations to be more practical so as to benefit the development of the overall industry.

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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