EFSA to deepen ties with China
EFSA will formalise its relationship with the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) during the visit of EFSA’s Executive Director to China in November 2016. EFSA will also participate in the “China International Food Safety & Quality Conference + Expo 2016” and co-chair one of its seminars on future priorities in food safety.
China and the EU are increasingly working together in the area of food safety. Marking a milestone in the relationship between EFSA and the CFSA, EFSA’s Executive Director Bernhard Url and CFSA’s Acting Director General Mr Jiang Lu are to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on 1 November 2016 in Beijing.
The agreement between EFSA and the CFSA aims at setting a legal basis to ensure cooperation programmes in the areas of capacity building, exchange of knowledge and expertise, as well as stimulating harmonisation and innovation in food safety risk assessment methods and approaches.
EFSA to co-chair seminar at international food safety conference
EFSA will also take part in the “China International Food Safety & Quality Conference + Expo 2016” in Shanghai and co-chair a seminar on “Priorities in food safety 2016-2020” on 3 November 2016.
The seminar which is jointly organised by the European Commission and EFSA will focus on future food safety challenges, and on implications for European and international risk assessors and managers. EFSA will give insights into areas of its work with global significance, such as its new guidance on applications for novel and traditional foods, and its contribution to global efforts to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR).