National Food Safety Supervision and Management, Sampling Inspection and Risk Monitoring Exchange Conference held in Beijing
Teng Jiacai, deputy director of China Food and Drug Administration, Director Zhang Jing and Deputy Director Wang Ping of No.1 Division of Food Safety Supervision and Management, Director Wang Hong and Deputy Director Du Xiaoxi of No.3 Division of Food Safety Supervision and Management, Deputy Director General Yu Wenjun of Import and Export Food Safety Bureau, AQSIQ, Director Xu Jiao and Deputy Director Yan Weixing of Department of Food Safety Standards, Risk Surveillance and Assessment of National Health and Family Planning Commission and other leaders and experts attended the meeting. Also, six (6) international food safety consulting experts from European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Food Directorate of Health Canada, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition(JIFSAN) and National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), etc., were kindly invited to participate in the seminar.
At the seminar, Teng Jiacai, deputy director of China Food and Drug Administration, delivered a keynote speech, and Chen Junshi, chairman of the board of directors of CFIC, introduced the background for convening this seminar. Six experts from No.1, No. 2 and No. 3 Division of Division of Food Safety Supervision and Management, Import and Export Food Safety Bureau, AQSIQ, Department of Food Safety Standards, Risk Surveillance and Assessment of National Health and Family Planning Commission and China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment as well as six international food safety consulting experts made their respective wonderful speeches focusing on the domestic and overseas food safety supervision and management, sampling inspection and risk monitoring.
Mr. Teng Jiacai gave a speech at the seminar, pointing out that this seminar was based on the theme “Supervision Sampling, Risk Monitoring and Risk Exchange” for the in-depth discussion of all aspects related to the risk management, so this seminar was quite instructive and practically effective as the food safety management, in essence, comes under the category of the risk management which is a philosophy running through the whole process of the food safety supervision and management as well as a practice to be fully implemented in each monitoring measure. It is necessary to fully draw on the internationally advanced management experience with a view to continuously improving China’s food safety laws and regulations and continuously updating the monitoring mechanism, so the stakeholders should fully communicate and exchange with each other, and this seminar provides a hard-won exchange opportunity.
Prof. Chen Junshi, Board Chairman of CFIC and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, introduced the background and topics for this seminar. Mr. Chen pointed out, from the professional perspective, sampling and inspection is the most fundamental approach to guarantee the food safety. On the one hand, it is effectively applied to guarantee the qualification of the terminal products and AQSIQ has done a lot in respect of the food safety sampling; on the other hand, the food safety monitoring shall conduct the sampling and inspection at the designated time and place for which National Health and Family Planning Commission with Department of Food Safety Standards, Risk Surveillance and Assessment as the technical support provider. Either the sampling, inspection of the terminal products or the monitoring of the food safety at the designated time and place is to immediately discover problems and provide the scientific foundation for the monitoring and management. In addition, the products manufactured by the food enterprise also need the sampling and inspection to ensure that the products are delivered out of the factories in compliance with the quality standards. With a view to ensuring the food safety, it is necessary to have the full awareness and better exchange concerning the sampling, inspection, supervision and management and pre-warning, etc.
Six international food safety consulting experts presented the detailed and overall introduction of the food safety supervision and management, sampling inspection and risk monitoring in Europe, Canada, the USA, Japan, Qatar and other countries in the world.
Director Ma Chunliang of No.2 Division of Food Safety Supervision and Management of China Food and Drug Administration mainly introduced the development of the food Internet sales supervision and management in three specific aspects, respectively, the network food operation and development status quo, the network food operation supervision and management and the network catering service supervision and management.
Deputy Director Du Xiaoxi of No.3 Division of Food Safety Supervision and Management made a report concerning the food safety risk exchange pre-warning overall situation, and also introduced the main practices of China’s food safety risk exchange and the confronted challenges and the next step work arrangement.
Bao Dayue, chief consultant of CFIC, emphatically introduced the background, current international situations and the domestic situation related to the food safety risk exchange as well as the exploration of CFIC as the third party platform for the risk exchange. He pointed out, CFIC would continue to depend on the scientists, build the third-party food safety risk exchange platform suitable to the Chinese current situation and actively explore the third-party platform information sharing mechanism.
At last, Bao Dayue, chief consultant of CFIC, made the summary speech at the seminar, pointing out, CFIC would make further efforts in promoting the food safety supervision and management and risk exchange work in the next step by building the reliable food safety information exchange third-party platform to do our bit in boosting the national food safety work. It is believed that with the joint efforts made by all sectors of society, China’s food safety supervision and management, sampling inspection and risk monitoring laws and regulations are bound to be highly improved and updated with the more and more mature supervision and management models.
There were also 10-odd domestic experts kindly invited for the seminar, particularly from Department of Food Safety Standards, Risk Surveillance and Assessment of National Health and Family Planning Commission, Laboratory of Quality & Safety Risk Administration for Diary Products, Ministry of Agriculture, China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries, China Agricultural University(CAU), Peking University, Shandong Provincial Food and Drug Inspection Research Institute, etc.; the responsible persons from all provincial food and drug administrations in charge of the food safety supervision sampling inspection and risk exchange; the responsible person of all Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus directly affiliated to Import and Export Food Safety Bureau, AQSIQ, in charge of the food supervision and management and major domestic prestigious media and representatives from the food industry, so there were altogether 200-odd persons having attending this conference.