Friday, March 06, 2015
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of trust towards their local products but it is also disrupting the economic viability of their entire food supply chain. As a result, the Chinese newly-elected leaders are consulting extensively to reform their highly-fragmented and historically reactive food safety system.|
Read Alberto Alemanno article on this situation here.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
"We are sorry to say that the panel does not consist of independent persons. It is contrary to the [Food Safety and Standards] Act." stated the ruling.The ruling stated that representatives from the relevant industry and consumer representatives could be invited for deliberations but could not form part of the body giving recommendations.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
In the wake of concern over Chinese-made food exports, health minister from the three countries signed the accord in Tokyo. The three nations agreed to notify each other immediately if a food safety problem surfaces and to clarify the process of investigation. FoodProductivity.com (25-Nov-2009).
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
EU Training on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Issues for Asian Countries provides links to seminar slides organised by the European Commission Directorate General for TRADE in cooperation with the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO). Although aimed at improving mutual understanding of Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues and relevant legislation between the EU and administrators from Asian countries, the materials are applicable generally on SPS issues in the EU and globally.