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Highlights of International Symposium on Food Safety

The International Symposium on Food Safety

The International Symposium on Food Safety was the first of its kind to be organised in Hong Kong. The objective of the event was to provide a platform for the local, Mainland and overseas food safety experts to share experience, foster partnership and promote collaboration in food safety management and control. Topics of the Symposium centred around the three aspects of risk analysis in food safety control, namely risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.

It is our honour to have a number of distinguished guests and speakers from the Mainland, overseas and local food authorities/institutions to share with us their experience, expertise and insight. We also took this opportunity to conduct the Official Opening Ceremony for the Centre for Food Safety.

Once again, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all guests, speakers and organization for their full support.

International Symposium on Food safety cum Offical Openiong of the Centre for Food Safety, Hong Kong, China

Welcome Message
List of Speakers
Programme Rundown
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Welcome Message

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the International Symposium on Food Safety, 12 and 13 January 2007 .

Established on 2 May 2006 under the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Centre for Food Safety is responsible for developing and implementing food safety control measures as well as strengthening liaison with local food trade, consumers and relevant organisations and international food authorities to further enhance food safety standards and safeguard public health in Hong Kong . We are delighted to have the Official Opening of the Centre for Food Safety on this occasion, witnessed by experts across the globe.

Entitled “Food Safety in the New Era”, this International Symposium on Food Safety, being the first of its kind in Hong Kong , serves as a platform for local, Mainland and overseas food safety experts to share experience, foster partnership and promote collaboration in food safety management and control. We are honoured to have a panel of distinguished speakers from international organisations and food authorities/reputable institutions around the world to cover topics on the three main aspects of risk analysis in food safety control, namely risk assessment, risk management and risk communication and give us a broad perspective on food safety. I hope that you will enjoy and benefit from all these insightful lectures and stimulating discussions.

On behalf of the Centre for Food Safety, I would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all the renowned experts and academics for coming and sharing their expertise with all of us. Also, thanks are due to all enthusiastic participants for your full support in making the Symposium a success.

 

 
Dr S P Mak, JP
Controller, Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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List of Speakers

Dr S P Mak, JP

Controller, Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental
Hygiene Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region

Dr Claude J S Mosha

Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission

Mr Zhao Zenglian

Director, Food and Veterinary Division, Import and Export Food Safety Bureau, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, The People’s Republic of China

Ms Gretchen Heimpel

Stanton Senior Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organization

Dr Sarah Kahn

Director, International Trade Department, World Organisation for Animal Health

Professor Chen Junshi

Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering and Research Professor, National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The People’s Republic of China

Dr Gerald G Moy

Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Manager, Department of Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases, World Health Organization

Ms Janis Baines

Evaluation Coordinator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Professor Dean O Cliver

Food Safety Laboratory and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food Virology, University of California , Davis , USA

Dr Herman B W M Koëter

Deputy Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority

Dr Danilo Lo Fo Wong

Senior Research Epidemiologist, Danish Zoonosis Centre, Department of Microbiology and Risk Assessment, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research , Denmark

Ms Judi Lee

Principal Advisor (Risk Management) and Acting Assistant Director (Technical Standards and Systems), New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Mr John Salminen

Chief, Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division, Food Directorate, Health Canada

Mr Nick Tomlinson

Head, Chemical Safety Division, United Kingdom Food Standards Agency

Professor Lynn J Frewer

Department of Social Science, Wageningen University , The Netherlands

Dr Julie S Downs

Director, Center for Risk Perception and Communication, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University , USA

Professor Patrick Wall

Associate Professor of Public Health, University College Dublin School of Public Health and Population Science and Chairman, European Food Safety Authority

Dr Julian Lai

Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


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Programme Rundown

12 January 2007 (Friday)

Time

Theme
Guest / Speaker

08:15-09:00

Symposium Registration

OPENING SESSION

09:00-09:30

Opening Address and Official Opening Ceremony of the Centre for Food Safety

Dr York Chow, SBS, JP, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr Li Yuanping, Director General of the Import and Export Food Safety Bureau,
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine,
The People's Republic of China
Dr Claude J S Mosha, Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission

09:30-10:00

Food Safety in the New Era

Dr S P Mak, JP , Controller, Centre for Food Safety,
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

10:00-10:30

The Role of Codex Alimentarius Commission in Enhancing Food Safety

Dr Claude J S Mosha , Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission

10:30-10:50

Tea and Coffee Break

10:50-11:20

Ensuring Import and Export Food Safety by Enhancing the Management

Mr Zhao Zenglian , Director, Food and Veterinary Division,
Import and Export Food Safety Bureau, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, The People's Republic of China

11:20-11:50

The Role of World Trade Organisation in Food Trade Safety

Ms Gretchen Heimpel Stanton
, Senior Counsellor,
Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organization

11:50-12:20

The Role of World Organisation for Animal Health in International Food Safety - Animal Production Food Safety from an OIE Perspective

Dr Sarah Kahn , Director, International Trade Department,
World Organisation for Animal Health

12:20-12:50

Discussion Session

Moderator:

Dr S P Mak, JP, Controller, Centre for Food Safety,
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

12:50-14:00

Lunch

RISK ASSESSMENT SESSION

14:00-14:30

The Application of Risk Assessment in Food Safety Control in Mainland China

Professor Chen Junshi , Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering and Research Professor, National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The People’s Republic of China

14:30-15:00

Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Databases and Total Diet Studies

Dr Gerald G Moy , Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Manager,
Department of Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases,
World Health Organization

15:00-15:20

Tea and Coffee Break

15:20-15:50

Food Consumption Databases: Use in Supporting Food Regulation

Ms Janis Baines , Evaluation Coordinator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

15:50-16:20

Assessment of Microbiological Risks from Food

Professor Dean O Cliver
, Food Safety Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Food Virology, University of California, Davis, USA

16:20-16:50

Discussion Session

Moderator:

Professor K Y Yuen, SBS, JP, Chairman,
Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene,
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

13 January 2007 (Saturday)

Time

Theme
Guest / Speaker

08:15-09:00

Symposium Registration

RISK MANAGEMENT SESSION

09:00-09:30

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): An Overview

Dr Herman B W M Koëter , Deputy Executive Director,
European Food Safety Authority

09:30-10:00

Defining the Responsibilities of Stakeholders within a National Strategy for Food Safety and Control

Danilo Lo Fo Wong MSc, PhD , Senior Research Epidemiologist,
Danish Zoonosis Centre, Dept. of Microbiology and Risk Assessment
National Food Institute, Denmark

10:00-10:30

Food Safety Management Systems - Regulatory and Industry Programmes

Ms Judi Lee , Principal Advisor (Risk Management), and Acting Assistant Director (Technical Standards and Systems), New Zealand Food Safety Authority

10:30-10:50

Tea and Coffee Break

10:50-11:20

Risk Assessments and Risk Management of Chemical Contaminants in Food in Canada

Mr John Salminen , Chief, Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division,
Food Directorate Health Canada

11:20-11:50

Lessons Learnt from Chemical Contamination of Food to Improve Food Safety

Mr Nick Tomlinson , Head, Chemical Safety Division,
United Kingdom Food Standards Agency

11:50-12:20

Discussion Session

Moderator:

Professor H S Kwan, Chairman, Expert Committee on Food Safety,

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

12:20-14:00

Lunch

RISK COMMUNICATION SESSION

14:00-14:30

Effective Risk Communication, Transparency and Consumer Confidence in Risk Management

Professor Lynn J Frewer , Department of Social Science,

Wageningen University , The Netherlands

14:30-15:00

Risk Perception and Communication

Dr Julie S Downs , Director, Centre for Risk Perception and Communication,
Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University , USA

15:00-15:20

Tea and Coffee Break

15:20-15:50

Risk Communication, Risk Perception and Human Behaviour

Professor Patrick Wall
, Associate Professor of Public Health, University College
Dublin School of Public Health and Population Science and Chairman,
European Food Safety Authority

15:50-16:20

Risk Perception in Chinese People - A Hong Kong Perspective

Dr Julian Lai , Associate Professor and Associate Head,
Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

16:20-16:50

Discussion Session

Moderator:

The Hon Tommy CHEUNG, JP , Chairman,
Legislative Council Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene,
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

16:50-16:55

Closing Address

Dr Y Y Ho, Consultant (Community Medicine) (Risk Assessment and Communication),
Centre for Food Safety,
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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