Food Safety

FIA serves as a source of trusted scientific information in the event of food and beverage-related crises that impact consumers or the industry. The 2008 melamine contamination crisis demonstrated the need for a coordinated industry approach to optimise protection of consumers and ensure effective communication of scientific information.

As a partner of the World Bank’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), FIA seeks to scale up food safety capacity building to protect food supply chains for the benefit of consumers, businesses and governments in Asia.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to impact our food production system at a critical time. With the situation evolving day by day, FIA Executive Director Matt Kovac addresses some of the challenges the food supply chain is facing and the importance of ensuring that food availability and access are maintained at this time of unprecedented crisis.
    06 Apr 2020
    Asia's Food Chain Resilience during COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to impact our food production system at a critical time. With the situation evolving day by day, FIA Executive Director Matt Kovac addresses some of the challenges the food supply chain is facing and the importance of ensuring that food availability and access are maintained at this time of unprecedented crisis.
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  • This year, 7 June marked the first-ever World Food Safety Day, since it was declared by the United Nations General Assembly last December. Jiang YiFan, Head of Science and Regulatory Affairs at FIA, highlights the importance of taking a proactive approach in engaging stakeholders in an open and constructive discussion on the initiatives needed to protect food supply chains for the benefit of consumers, businesses and governments.
    11 Jun 2019
    Adopting a Risk-based Approach to Food Safety
    This year, 7 June marked the first-ever World Food Safety Day, since it was declared by the United Nations General Assembly last December. Jiang YiFan, Head of Science and Regulatory Affairs at FIA, highlights the importance of taking a proactive approach in engaging stakeholders in an open and constructive discussion on the initiatives needed to protect food supply chains for the benefit of consumers, businesses and governments.
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  • Blockchain’s ability to record date in a transparent, incorruptible way has opened doors for many industries, including for food manufacturing. Food Navigator Asia spoke to blockchain technology provider Foodchain, Singapore food firm SunMoon and e-commerce giant JD.com, on some of the key benefits behind blockchain technology for the food industry.
    27 Mar 2019
    Trace What Matters: Is Blockchain the Solution to Food Safety, Quality and Brand Reputation?
    Blockchain’s ability to record date in a transparent, incorruptible way has opened doors for many industries, including for food manufacturing. Food Navigator Asia spoke to blockchain technology provider Foodchain, Singapore food firm SunMoon and e-commerce giant JD.com, on some of the key benefits behind blockchain technology for the food industry.
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  • Food safety experts at an FIA Lunch Series session, held in collaboration with World Bank, discussed the growing burden of foodborne diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and highlighted the need for multi-sectoral approach to ensure food safety across Asia.
    26 Feb 2019
    Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia
    Food safety experts at an FIA Lunch Series session, held in collaboration with World Bank, discussed the growing burden of foodborne diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and highlighted the need for multi-sectoral approach to ensure food safety across Asia.
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