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ASEM Food Safety Week: Promoting Cooperation and Coordination

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Natalie HONG Education Department ASEF Summer University Sustainable Development & Environment
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Venue:
Changsha City, Hunan Province, China

 

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Changsha People's Government, in partnership with the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), will organise the ASEM Food Safety Week Seminar: Promoting Cooperation and Coordination on 6-7 November 2014 in Changsha City, China. Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) supports this event. 

The two-day Seminar will gather hundreds of representatives of governmental agencies, industry associations, enterprises, universities and research institutes, amongst other stakeholders in the field of food safety from ASEM countries. They will participate in panel discussions, trainings, showcase of products and technologies, and field visit.

 

Partners

  • ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN)
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • Changsha People's Government

Project Updates

  • Ensuring food safety is a growing challenge in both Asia and Europe. It is in the mutual interests of the two regions to strengthen cooperation and coordination in tackling this common problem.

    Against this background, the ASEM Food Safety Week Seminar: Promoting Cooperation and Coordination will take place on 6-7 November 2014 in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. It is co-organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Changsha People's Government, in partnership with the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) and supported by the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF).

    This two-day event will gather hundreds of representatives of government agencies, industry associations, enterprises, and academia from Asian and European ASEM countries. The specific topics to be discussed include national food safety policies, market access standards, supervision and management expertise, experience and challenges in enhancing food safety and new technologies applied, amongst others.

    During the Seminar, some ASEM members will hold country forum to share their practices in promoting food safety while developing food industries. In addition, there will be a training session focused on international food safety certification system. Besides, the event will provide opportunities for showcasing food production technologies and developing collaboration.

    The Seminar will conclude with visits to local food safety-related enterprises and industrial parks.

  • From Farm to Fork

    Published on 03 Dec 2014

    More than 300 attendants from various sectors of food industries exchanged their knowledge and expertise at the ASEM Food Safety Week on 6-7 November 2014 in Changsha, China.

     

    Under the theme of “Promoting Cooperation and Coordination”, food industry specialists met with government officials to better understand the national and global challenges in promoting food safety measures. During the series of seminars and training sessions, industry experts and policy-makers stressed the significance of assuring food safety in all stages of food production, processing, transport and retail – from farm to fork. 

     

    “This seminar reinforced communication about food security technology, helped to strengthen people’s focus on food security and taught useful knowledge of food security. It has provided beneficial lessons and experience for my company to promote our food security surveillance system domestically” said Mr Roger LUO, one of the event’s participants from an information systems organisation based in China.

     

    This Food Safety Week showcased the commitment of ASEM members in endorsing sustainable development practices. The national regulatory agencies, government representatives and food industry specialists reaffirmed their continuous determination in working together under the ASEM framework and bringing food that is safe for consumption. 

     

    The ASEM Food Safety Week: Promoting Cooperation and Coordination was jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Changsha People's Government, in partnership with the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) and supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).