The CAREC region faces severe food safety challenges but potential trade benefits of improved systems could be considerable, according to a report.

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) includes Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mongolia, and China.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) report

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UNIDO and the Foundation FSSC have signed an agreement to promote food safety in low- and middle-income countries.

The partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the non-profit that manages the FSSC 22000 certification is to run for an initial period of three years.

The aim is

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Auditor competence, certificate fraud and supporting smaller food companies were some of the main topics discussed at the recent GFSI Conference.

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) conference in Spain had 600 registrants from 50 countries.

In late 2021, GFSI created a set of benchmarking requirements for food safety auditor
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Food safety experts from Honduras, Mongolia and the Caribbean have shared their experiences on implementing a One Health approach in a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) webinar.

Organized by the United Nations’ FAO in Geneva, the One Health dialogue series aims to increase awareness on the complexity of the issue
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Speakers at a roundtable discussion stressed the need to build capacity, engage policymakers, and use technology to improve food safety in Africa.

The session, organized by the Africa Union Commission (AUC), featured Simplice Nouala head of the agriculture and food security division at AUC; Ade Freeman, regional program leader for
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Experts revealed how they see the food safety situation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America at a recent online event.

Regional specialists shared their insights on safe food and realities on the ground considering politics, financing, scalability, inclusivity and gaps in capacity, and infrastructure. Panelists spoke about challenges, lessons learned,
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