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Global Food Safety Meeting in Washington, DC

January 25, 2010
Over 500 food safety experts from more than 40 countries will meet in Washington, DC for the Global Food Safety Conference, an event planned by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), reports Food Safety News. The conference will be held February 3 through 5, and will host food retailers and manufacturers, public health officials, and academics to discuss a wide variety of food safety issues. Issues on the agenda include: improving public and private sector collaboration, restoring consumer confidence in food, understanding the role of 3rd party certifications, and converging food safety standards. The group’s mission is "continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers." The group pursues its mission by working to converge food safety standards and by facilitating networking and knowledge exchange on best food safety practices. The initiative, which was launched in 2000, is coordinated by The Consumer Goods Forum, an international organization with strong ties to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in the U.S. Click here for more info...