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Global Food Safety Fund launched

November 15, 2011
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HONOLULU — During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii, over the weekend, representatives gathered to mark the launch of the world’s first Global Food Safety Fund, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Created with $1 million pledged by an innovative public-private partnership, the proposed fund will be managed by the World Bank and will leverage the tripartite approach pioneered in APEC that enlists a wide range of stakeholders in training programs designed to enhance food safety and to facilitate trade.

These programs will enable more growers, producers and food safety officials to understand and utilize preventive controls — resulting in safer food for consumers and fewer safety incidents in food trade, according to a press release.
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