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WHOConsultation on Pre-Harvest Food Safety 26-28 March 2001,

Berlin, Germany

with the participation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

and the Office International des Epizooties

Draft Agenda

Time Monday, 26 March 2001 Speaker
16.00 - 18.00 hrs Pre-harvest Food safety - Why ? What to focus on ?  
Speakers: * What makes it belong to and distinct from conventional food Dr T. Blaha
80 minutes safety  
  • Interest of classical food processing industry in pre-harvest-food Dr M. van Schothorst
Discussion: safety  
40 minutes Componentslelements of pre-harvest food safety and their  
  interplay in integrated quality assurance programmes  
  • On-farm standardization, auditing and certification, use of (Proposal) Dr T. Blaha
  HACCP principles on the farm  
  • Pre-harvest food safety surveillance and monitoring needs Dr P. Teufel
  (incl. slaughterhouse monitoring) Dr Weise

Time Tuesday, 27 March 2001 Speaker
09.00 - 10.30 hrs Components / elements of pre-harvest food safety and their  
  interplay in integrated quality assurance programmes  
Speakers: 0 Surveillance and monitoring needs at the regional and Dr A. Kaesbohrer
60 minutes international level: current situation and potential future Dr K. Schmidt
  developments  
Discussion: * Product tracing back to the farm: needs and feasibility Dr D. Chaisemartin
30 minutes Implementing pre-harvest food safety - Challenges and  
  solutions  
  0 Codex: standard setting in pre-harvest food safety Dr T. Billy

Time Tuesday, 27 March 2001 Speaker
11. 00 - 12.3 0 hrs Implementing pre-harvest food safety -Challenges and  
Speakers: solutions  
CO minutes Melbourne conference in International Food Trade Dr K. Tontisirin
  OIE and pre-harvest food safety Dr B. Vallat
Discussion: FAO and pre-harvest food safety Dr A. Speedy
30 minutes    
13.30 - 15.30 hrs Implementing pre-harvest food safety - Pre-harvest food  
Speakers: safety: how to implement it  
80 minutes Canada Dr A. Fraser
  U.S.A Dr T. Billy
Discussion: Australia 1 New Zealand Dr 1. Lindenmayer
40 minutes EC Dr L-C. Cavitte
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16.00 - 18.00 hrs Pre-harvest food safety: how to implement it  
Speakers: France Dr I. Chmitelin
60 minutes Germany Dr D. Protz
  India Dr S V. Vaidya.
Discussion: Namibia Dr H. Schneider
30 minutes    
Time Wednesday, 28 March 2001 Speaker
09.00 - 10.30 hrs Pre-harvest food safety how to implement it  
Speakers: 0 Denmark Dr P. Willeberg
60 minutes * UK Dr P. Gayford
  Ireland Dr P. 0 Mahoney
Discussion: Pre-har*vest Food Safety: Challenges and opportunities  
30 minutes Relevance of pre-harvest programmes in countries with Dr C M. Veary
  extensive animal husbandry  
     
11.00 - 13.00 hrs Pre-harvest Food Safety: Challenges and opport  
Speakers: 0 Special aspects of ecological farm management Dr G. Rahmann
80 minutes 0 For consumers Dr D. McCrea
  For Agriculture Dr M. Simeon
Discussion: For veterinary medicine Dr J. Edwards
40 minutes    
     
14.00 - 15.00 hrs Conclusions and Recommendations  
     
15.00 - 15.15 hrs Closure (WHO/BGVV)
15.30 - 16.30 hrs Press