Panel Discussion on Food Safety

Taiwan’s food-related scandals in recent years have aroused public attention regarding the safety and reliability of the food supply. In an effort to provide a communication platform to enhance understanding of food safety laws and regulations, AmCham Taipei’s Retail Committee conducted a Chinese-language Food Safety Forum at The Sherwood Taipei on October 17. The event was sponsored by Pfizer Ltd.

The following guest speakers were invited to share office practices and discuss strategies for increasing the international competitiveness of Taiwan’s food industry:

  • Fu Hsu, Director of the Food Safety Office of the Executive Yuan
  • Mark Petry, Chief of the Agricultural Section of the American Institute in Taiwan
  • Jenny Yueh-Ing Chang, Executive Director of the International Life Sciences Institute

From left to right: Mark Petry, Chief of the Agricultural Section of the American Institute in Taiwan, Jenny Yueh-Ing Chang, Executive Director of the International Life Sciences Institute, Fu Hsu, Director of the Food Safety Office of the Executive Yuan, and Moderator Lucy Sun Hwang, Distinguished Professor in the Food Science and Technology Department at National Taiwan University.

The speakers addressed topics covering 1) policy development and coordination for food safety systems, 2) risk assessment and management, 3) preventative controls, and 4) crisis management. Through case sharing and discussions, the seminar aimed to provide participants with a more comprehensive understanding of domestic and international food-safety practices.

Following the session, Moderator Lucy Sun Hwang, Distinguished Professor in the Food Science and Technology Department at National Taiwan University, gave attendees a chance to raise questions to the panel.

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