Cebu to host food safety confab
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 16:59:00 10/29/2008
Source of Article: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/community/view/20081029-169106/Cebu-to-host-food-safety-confab
Delegates from Southeast Asian
countries will gather at the Shangri-La Mactan
Island Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu
for the 5th Asian Conference on Food and Nutrition Safety: Science-based
Solutions – Sustainable Actions from November 3 to 7.
The forum will focus on the latest
global issues and those pertinent to Asia,
addressing emerging and re-emerging food and water safety concerns impacting
the farm-to-table continuum.
It also aims to update participants on
scientific advances and regulatory development that will further the
understanding of science-based decision processes and harmonized approaches
based on internationally recognized standards and methodologies.
The first two days or the pre-conference will be devoted to a satellite
symposium on biotechnology and nutritionally enhanced food and crops.
The last three days or the main conference will tackle on topics that include
the impact of trade, bio-security, chemical and microbial contaminants, risk
analysis, safety of water and processing methods, packaging, and new
technologies as well as issues related to addition of nutrients and
non-nutrients to food, among others.
Renowned scientists from international agencies, governments, health and
research institutions, as well as the industry will share their perspectives, discuss best practices and harnessing of new
technologies for sustainable actions to secure safer and better food supply.
Organized by the International Life Sciences Institute – South East Asia
Region (ILSI – SEAR), the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, and the
Department of Science and Technology in Central Visayas
(DOST-7), the event is expected to draw over 300 participants from Singapore,
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, to name a few.
The conference will also allow
participants to network with key officials and experts in food and nutrition
Interested parties may log on to
www.ilsiacfns2008.com or call Engineer Jesus Zamora Jr. of DOST-7 at 416-2335
for more information.