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  • Following the 2nd Greater Mekong Sub-region Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (GMS AMM-2) in Siem Reap, Cambodia in September 2017, a lab capacity-building initiative was launched by Food Industry Asia (FIA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to address the inability of many developing countries to test for food contaminants of trade impact concerns, such as alfatoxins, pesticides and veterinary drug residues. Testing forms an essential part of the verification process to ensure food safety controls are effective and are being employed. This initiative also aims to improve the technical competence of food safety management and detection practices throughout the food supply chain.
    10 Oct 2018
    FIA-ADB Public-Private Partnership Initiative to Train Scientists in Food Safety Lab Testing enters Phase 3
    Following the 2nd Greater Mekong Sub-region Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (GMS AMM-2) in Siem Reap, Cambodia in September 2017, a lab capacity-building initiative was launched by Food Industry Asia (FIA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to address the inability of many developing countries to test for food contaminants of trade impact concerns, such as alfatoxins, pesticides and veterinary drug residues. Testing forms an essential part of the verification process to ensure food safety controls are effective and are being employed. This initiative also aims to improve the technical competence of food safety management and detection practices throughout the food supply chain.
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  • With the presence of transformative technologies and increased convenience, food e-commerce has been a rising trend in Asia over the years. FIA held its latest Lunch Series session on 27 September 2018 focusing on the increased role of the food category in the e-commerce space.  Industry experts provided various insights on the rising growth of the food e-commerce industry, the opportunities that this growth brings, as well as the challenges that the industry has to face to make the growth sustainable.
    03 Oct 2018
    The Rising Growth of Food E-Commerce in Asia
    With the presence of transformative technologies and increased convenience, food e-commerce has been a rising trend in Asia over the years. FIA held its latest Lunch Series session on 27 September 2018 focusing on the increased role of the food category in the e-commerce space. Industry experts provided various insights on the rising growth of the food e-commerce industry, the opportunities that this growth brings, as well as the challenges that the industry has to face to make the growth sustainable.
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  • It is undeniable that the food and drinks in supermarkets have been changing – from production to packaging, writes Matthew Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA) and Kee Ai Nah, Executive Director, Lifestyle & Consumer Cluster, Enterprise Singapore.
    25 Sep 2018
    Opinion: How Singapore’s food industry is shaking things up for the future
    It is undeniable that the food and drinks in supermarkets have been changing – from production to packaging, writes Matthew Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA) and Kee Ai Nah, Executive Director, Lifestyle & Consumer Cluster, Enterprise Singapore.
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  • Ahead of our upcoming Lunch Series session on ‘Food E-Commerce Across Asia: Risks and Opportunities’, we chat with panellists to find out more about the role of e-commerce on their business, the opportunities that collaboration brings and potential regulatory frameworks that can come into play.
    20 Sep 2018
    Food E-commerce: A Look at the Risks and Opportunities – Questions Answered by Our Expert Panel
    Ahead of our upcoming Lunch Series session on ‘Food E-Commerce Across Asia: Risks and Opportunities’, we chat with panellists to find out more about the role of e-commerce on their business, the opportunities that collaboration brings and potential regulatory frameworks that can come into play.
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