Changes in food production and consumer habits, as well as increasing trade liberalization and economic globalization, have made food safety an increasingly important global issue. It not only concerns human health, but also has a major impact on national economies.
A high-level International Food Safety Forum will bring together senior officials from Member States of the World Health Organization and representatives of the food industry and consumer organizations to discuss strategies to enhance food safety worldwide.
The meeting will take place at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on November 26 and 27.
The forum is sponsored by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ), and co-sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).