VIENNA FOOD SAFETY FORUM WITH UNIDO, AUSTRALIA: Over 400 stakeholders shared experiences, successes and challenges in using digital and innovative approaches to improve food safety at this hybrid event on 3-5 October. Talks covered the exchange of electronic health certificates, remote audits and inspections, and data generated by voluntary third-party assurance programmes. Read more about the forum here.
| STDF AT THE INTERNATIONAL PLANT HEALTH CONFERENCE: The conference brought together 500 plant health practitioners and policy makers who discussed emerging plant health challenges and how they are being impacted by climate change, food security and rapid loss of biological diversity. Two side events were organized by STDF – one on the current challenges in the safe trade of seeds, grain, oilseeds, and pulses, and one on mainstreaming gender considerations in phytosanitary capacity development.
STDF AT THE 10th ASIA-PACIFIC TRADE FACILITATION FORUM: STDF’s experiences and lessons on how collaboration between SPS authorities, other border management agencies and the private sector is facilitating trade in the region were shared at the Forum which focused on next generation trade facilitation for sustainable development. Find out more and access the presentations here.
WHO LAUNCHES GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR FOOD SAFETY: In its ongoing work to create a safer and healthier world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its Global Strategy for Food Safety. Join the WHO Department of Nutrition and Food Safety on the 17th of October 2022, from 12:00 -13:00 CET for the strategy launch. Register here.
|Read the new International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) publication “Managing Risk for Safe and Efficient Trade: Guide for Border Regulators” to help regulatory agencies in developing countries build a modern, integrated risk management and compliance system.
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