Last Monday, March 23rd, the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) launched a two-week online discussion on global food safety open to the widest possible group of experts and stakeholders. This discussion, known as a thematic Development Dialogue, is hosted by the World Bank Striking Poverty digital platform and is moderated by Juergen Voegele, Senior Director of the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank.
The panel consists of distinguished people, activated in the Food Safety sector, including the following:
- Dr. Samuel Godefroy, GFSP Senior Partnership Coordinator and former Director General of Health Canada’s Food Directorate;
- Dr. Paul B Young, Senior Director, Food & Environment Business Operations, Waters Corporation;
- Frederik Vossenaar, Program Manager Food Security, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Agriculture;
- Caroline Smith DeWaal, Director of Food Safety Program, Center for Science in the Public Interest; and
- Jairo Romero, International Food Safety Risk Management Expert and member of the International Union of Food Science and Technology.
The organizers of the discussion encourage everyone to join the conversation by registering and posting their thoughts and comments to the discussion. The goal of this salon-style dialogue is to catalyze a thoughtful discussion on global food safety, highlight best practices in food safety capacity building from around the world, and seek new ways to help ensure that people all over the world have access to a safe food supply. A list of resources is already in place, facilitating the discussion.
Agro-Know is one of the active members of the GFSP network and contributes to related events and discussions while it has developed the GFSP Open Source Platform for Food Safety Capacity Building; in this context it is our pleasure to promote the specific event and spread the word to our contacts and everyone else who might be interested in joining the discussion.
Feel free to join the discussion, have your say and spread the word about it; there’s still one week left!