EU-China-Safe session at APFSIC 2021

Prof Chris Elliott and Prof Yongning Wu hosted the EU-China-Safe Session at the "5th Asia- Pacific Food Safety International Conference (APFSIC 2021)" on 27-28 January, Hong Kong, China. Organizers thank to excellent talks from Chris Elliott, Saskia van Ruth, Martin Danaher, Peter Olsen, Chen Yi, Chen Si and Wu Di.

Day 2 Breakout Sessions covered new detection methods and intervention technologies, risk management strategies, food safety at food service and retail settings, AI, machine learning and big data in food safety, training and certification, consumer communication, produce food safety, emerging pathogens and their control, food fraud and authentication, sharing by DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality, and updates of EU-China-Safe, a cross-continental effort to deliver an effective, resilient and sustainable EU-China food safety partnership.

PolyU's Food Safety Consortium (FSC), as the Hong Kong affiliate of International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), has organized the 5th Asia-Pacific Food Safety International Conference in Hong Kong with the support of IAFP members and affiliates across the globe. As IAFP's regional conference series, the conference serve as a platform to discuss the latest trends and issues in food safety across the Asia Pacific region, bringing together food safety professionals from all sectors including government, industry and academia to address relevant scientific and technical issues impacting the safety of the food supply chain.

Focuses of the conference include innovation in food safety, capacity building for APAC, public health considerations, IT applications on food safety, harmonization of food safety policies and standards, fostering food safety culture, risk management, best practices in food safety management, and many others.

Founded in 1911 and based in the United States, IAFP is representing more than 4,000 professionals from educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals from 50 nations who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. PolyU's Food Safety Consortium (FSC) which endeavours to bring about the most cutting-edge food safety and food technologies to benefit the global community, has been recognized as the Hong Kong affiliate of IAFP since mid-2015, to synergize their efforts in advancing food safety in various regions of the world.