Source:ExecDigital September News

600 delegates attended the First China International Food Safety & Quality Conference and Expo and heard from International Association for Food Protection members.

The First China International Food Safety & Quality Conference (CIFSQ), held at the Landmark Hotel and Towers in Beijing, China, is the first meeting for IAFP in the Asia-Pacific region. The goal of CIFSQ was for attendees to hear and participate in discussions regarding rising consumerism, adverse food safety publicity, and a need to protect trade interests and public health both in China and abroad. Sessions during the two-day conference explored modern approaches, services, solutions and technologies to reducing food product risks with the ultimate goal of a higher standard of food safety and quality.

Frank Yiannas, Immediate Past President of IAFP was quoted in the China Daily Newspaper and in other international news sources stating, “Long-distance transportation has made the process of moving food from the farm to the dinner table increasingly complex, and also makes wide-spread disease possible”.

China ‘s Minister Li Changiliang, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ), opened the meeting, followed by representatives from World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and IAFP.

David Tharp, Executive Director of IAFP, chaired two sessions and served as the Plenary Session Chair. Presenters at the Plenary Session included Robert Brackett, Director for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Frank Yiannas, Past President of IAFP and Director of Food Safety & Health for Walt Disney World and William Marler from Marler Clark.