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International Summit for Food Safety 2009

China Agriculture Report By CnAgri2012-07-26 13:44:07China Agriculture Report Print Co-sponsored by Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultant Ltd and American GIC Group, the sumit is held, April 27th to 28th, 2009. It is an important and informative food safety conference—Food Safety Roundtable:  Promoting Quality in the Global Food Chain.  The Roundtable is a private sector, working conference for the agricultural and food industry and will be held April 27-28, 2009 at the Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski Resort near Great Wall, Beijing.

I. Organizational Structure of the Summit

Sponsors: BOABC, GIC Group

Supporting Organizations (Invited)

Ø Research Department of the National People’s Congress (NPC)
Ø State Food and Drug Administration
Ø Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Center of the Ministry of Agriculture
Ø Beijing Office of FDA
Ø China Food Industry Association
Ø Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ø China Inspection and Quarantine Science Institute
Ø College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering of China Agricultural University
Ø China Food Additive Association
Ø Representative of International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Co-organizers (Sponsors)
Ø Rabobank International
Ø Novus International,
Ø Sinoanalytica
Ø Syngenta
Confirmed Participant
Ø Novozymes
Ø Kraftasia
Ø Willdflavors
Ø Tetrapak
Ø Tyson Food
Ø Phibro
Ø Botian Sugar
Ø Novus International
Ø DeLaval China
Ø Sino Analytica
Ø Great Wall,
Ø Mars
Ø Kellogg
Ø Agrana
Ø Simplot
Ø US Meat Export Federation
Supporting Media (Press Release through Public Notices)

Hexun, China Securities Journal, Securities Times, China Industrial Economic News, China Daily, Farmer Daily, China Economic Observer, China Business News, 21st Century Business Herald and relevant overseas press
II. Main Goals of the Summit

To explain the “Food Safety Law” which will become effective on June 2009.
To analyze for enterprises the background behind trade barriers
To analyze for enterprises policies and standards for international trade that influence Chinese enterprises a lot
To analyze for enterprises the differences between Chinese food standards and international standards
To provide enterprises with strategies for crisis management in international trade
To promote exchanges between domestic and overseas food enterprises
To provide technological and financial assistance for Chinese food enterprises in tackling overseas market
To provide technological and financial assistance for Chinese food enterprises in enhancing food quality
To study and discuss strategies for Chinese food enterprises in import and export trade and their participation in global competitions given latest situations
III. Activities of the Summit and the Theme

Main activities: keynote speech, expert seminars, talks for international cooperation between enterprises, exhibition of new products and new technologies, senior roundtable meetings. (For details, please refer to the “Agenda of the Meeting”.)
The summit meeting centers on the theme of “food trade standards, food safety crisis management, assisting Chinese food enterprises in enhancing food quality and assisting food enterprises to expand their international market”.
China’s Main Food Trading Partners and Food Trade Standards
Current status of domestic and overseas food industries and related fields; exchanges in the trend of the development of food safety standards; China’s main trading partners for food; interpretations of food trade standards.
1. Challenges of international food safety issues and strategies
2. Hazard control system for international food safety
3. Background of the formation of food safety and technological trade barriers against China in recent years on the part of US, EU and Japan
4. Discussion of standards in food safety hazard control systems of the US, EU and Japan that has great influence over Chinese enterprises
5. Trend of the development of international food safety hazard control
6. Current status of technological development in hazard control for food safety
7. Differences between Chinese and international food standards
Current Status of Food-Related Legislations in China    
1. China’s approaches in managing the safety of imported and exported food
2. Current status of food safety management and legislations in China
3. Current status of China’s food safety standard system and its development
4. Background for China’s Food Law and explanations for it
5. Contents of the Food Safety Law to be promulgated soon and its background
Safety and Crisis Management for Food Export
1. Risk prevention and management system for food safety
2. Necessities for a crisis management mechanism in the management of enterprises
3. How to acquire international food safety accreditations and the standards for food export?
4. Common practices and best practices for food safety, including characteristics of the media, journalists and news as well as skills for enterprises to handle them; spokesperson press release and the image decoration for the spokesperson
5. The roles, in time of crisis, for the government, industrial organizations and other third party institutions
6. Approaches for enterprises to handle irregular complaints in the consumer-oriented time
7. The establishment and launching of early-warning and management mechanisms for food enterprises
Domestic and Overseas Food Quality Control Technologies
1. Renovations, solutions and new technologies for food safety
2. New measures for monitoring residues of pesticide and animal medicines and for quality control in the process of food production
3. New technologies for controlling impacts on food safety from food packaging, storage and transport
4. Current status and development of food safety testing devices, equipment and testing technologies
 Expand and Consolidate International Market for China’s Food Enterprises
1. Capital as the important resource for the expansion of the scale of enterprises for strategic layout
2. Strategic cooperation partners as the short-cut for achieving global strategic layout
IV. Participants

Participation of this summit is planned to be between 80 to 100 people, coming mainly from the following:
Ø Government bodies for food safety
Ø Food safety supervision departments
Ø Large-scale domestic and overseas food producing, processing and trading enterprises
Ø Large-scale domestic and overseas supplementary enterprises (technologies, equipment and packaging)
Ø Policy and research institutions
Ø Domestic and overseas food safety standard accreditation or consulting institutions

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