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Friday, 13 December 2013

UNIDO supports annual Global Food Safety Partnership conference

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2013 - More than 150 participants representing over 50 organizations attended the 2nd Annual Conference of the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) that ended in Singapore today.

Participants at the five-day event discussed food safety challenges facing the world today and GFSP’s activities in this respect. They emphasized that the GFSP represents a new and needed paradigm for collaboration across the public, private and service provider sectors.

Experts from UNIDO’s Trade Capacity Building Branch presented proposals for scaling up food safety capacity building programmes based on the unique experience the Organization has accumulated while working with the private sector in a number of countries. 

The GFSP is an innovative public-private partnership facilitated by the World Bank and dedicated to improving the safety of food worldwide. With a focus on middle income and developing countries, the GFSP helps advance food safety in order to improve public health, facilitate trade, accelerate economic growth, and alleviate rural poverty.

Please see an interview prepared by the BBC on the subject of food safety:

http://youtu.be/PyaLPewKWfU

and here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25707212

For more information, please contact:

Ali Badarneh
UNIDO Industrial Development Officer
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