She encouraged the participants to use the forum as an opportunity to take stock of the current trends as well as the challenges in terms of regulatory compliance, food safety standards, and labeling requirements.
Consistent with this year’s WFSD theme, “Food Standards Save Lives”, the forum delved into the critical aspects of packaging and labeling within the agri-food industry and their role in protecting consumer health.
The forum likewise explored partnerships and collaborations among stakeholders in policy recommendations,the monitoring of practices , and research and technology application to support the development of safer and more transparent food systems.
Joining the event as speakers were representatives from regulatory bodies, food industry experts, packaging professionals, and consumer advocacy groups. Participants were treated to a suite of informative presentations, interactive panel discussions, and networking opportunities to foster meaningful collaborations.
PROSAFE, or Promoting Safe Food for Everyone, is a five-year food safety project implemented by Mekong Institute with the support of the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP). The project seeks to strengthen the food safety capabilities of agri-food supply chain stakeholders in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Myanmar, and Viet Nam (CLMV).