UNIDO, China to cooperate further on food safety and the regulation of special foods

UNIDO, China  to cooperate further on food safety and the regulation of special foods

VIENNA, 14 December 2018 – A delegation led by China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has visited the headquarters of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and successfully completed a week-long training programme on special foods regulations and food safety.

The delegation was briefed  on the mandate and scope of intervention of UNIDO's Department of Agri-Business; on UNIDO project development, management and monitoring cycle; and on the Organization's food safety approach. There was also discussion of UNIDO’s food safety portfolio across the globe, and the past and future cooperation between UNIDO and China in the area of food safety supervision and capacity building. Both sides agreed to strengthen dialogue and coordination for further cooperation on the topics of food safety and the regulation of special foods.

UNIDO recognizes food safety as a global concern for both regulatory bodies and food practitioners from farm to fork. In China, UNIDO and the former China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2015 to cooperate on facilitating food safety supervision and capacity building in China. UNIDO, the former CFDA and the China Food and Drug Administration Institute of Executive Development (CFDAIED) co-implemented the project “Food Safety Supervision Capacity Building for China” from June 2015 to June 2018. UNIDO and CFDAIED are planning to co-deliver new initiative focusing on training system upscaling, knowledge transfer and capacity building in the relevant area from the beginning of 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Ali Badarneh, Industrial Development Officer, Food Systems and Nutrition Division, UNIDO Department of Agri-Business

Email: A.Badarneh@unido.org