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IFPTI JOINS GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTNER ON FOOD SAFETY ISSUES

IFPTI President and CEO, Dr. Julia Bradsher, joined more than 130 participants from over 50 organizations at the 3rd Annual Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) Conference in Cape Town, South Africa from December 8-12, 2014.

GFSP, supported by a dedicated Multi-Donor Trust Fund at the World Bank, works to strengthen food safety systems and global supply chains – particularly in developing countries – through public-private partnerships. The partnership leverages existing programs and expertise from international organizations, governments, industry, non-government organizations, and academia around the world.

Dr. Bradsher is the chair of the regulatory expert working group and a member of the coordinating committee for GFSP.

“I am very pleased for IFPTI to be a part of this important public-private partnership that can support safer food, stronger economies, and improved health in low- and middle-income countries,” said Dr. Bradsher.

The conference provided an opportunity for dialogue across the working groups and identification of key actions to focus on in 2015. Major outcomes included identification of specific collaboration opportunities in China, Zambia, Malaysia, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region and globally, especially in the areas of food safety capacity-building, developing skill, and promoting collaborative learning and training.

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