Record of the proceedings of the regional consultation workshop on guidelines for development of food safety policies for countries in Asia


RAP PUBLICATION 2013/05

Record of the proceedings of the regional consultation workshop on guidelines for development of food safety policies for countries in Asia

Edited by Shashi Sareen and Larry Copeland

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2013


ABSTRACT

A key responsibility of every government is the protection of its population against health hazards and commercial fraud from food. This responsibility, in most countries, involves more than one government department. Many countries in Asia are in the process of formulating food safety standards. It is important that these standards be formulated with multi-stakeholder involvement so that they are not skewed towards specific goals relating to a single sector (such as exports) or cater only to the interests of specific groups in the food chain. This publication records the proceedings of a regional workshop on guidelines for development of food safety policies for countries in Asia held in Bangkok, Thailand from 17 to19 December 2012. The report concludes with institutional and technical priority actions for governments to consider.



Table of Contents

Foreword
Acronyms
Executive summary
    Introduction
    Food safety policies
    Status of policies in countries: Facilitated discussions
    Working group sessions
    Summary of country responses
    Conclusions and a path forward
    Next steps
Annexes
    Participants
    Welcoming address by Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant
        Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for
        Asia and the Pacific
    Opening address by Vichai Tienthavorn, Vice Minister for
        Public Health, Thailand
    Programme of the regional consultation
    Presentation slides on international experiences by
        Larry Copeland, FAO International consultant
    Presentation slides on regional experiences by Shashi Sareen,
        FAO Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer

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    Presentation slides on Thailand’s experiences by
        Kraisid Tontisirin, Prime Minister’s National Food Committee
    Presentation slides on Japan’s experiences by
        Tetsuo Urushiyama, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and
        Fisheries
    Presentation slides on Bangladesh’s experiences by
        ABM Abdul Hannan, Director, IPH, and
        Shah Mahfuzur Rahman, National Advisor (Food Inspection)
        FAO Food Safety Project

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    Compilation of the status of food safety policies implementation in
        Asian countries
    Working group session 1 – Responses by groups
    Working group session 2 – Responses by groups
    Working group session 3 – Responses by groups
    Working group session 4 – Responses by countries

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Senior Food Safety & Nutrition Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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