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A record number of trade issues were raised at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on safe food.

Delegates at the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting in November addressed specific trade concerns relating to food safety and animal and plant health.

Countries raised 55 specific

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The United States has said it remains “deeply concerned” with China’s lack of scientific explanation of how two decrees address food safety and public health.

The U.S. repeated its concerns about China’s measures for registering overseas manufacturers of imported food at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on food

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Germany has donated almost €3 million ($3.2 million) to boost safe trade in developing and least-developed countries (LDCs).

The €2.85 million ($3.1 million) sum until 2025 will help such nations meet international food safety, animal and plant health standards.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general, thanked Germany for supporting

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An international forum is scheduled for October on data-driven innovation in food safety, including the use of remote audits and verification.

The event is organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

The Vienna Food Safety Forum is set for

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The Caribbean is not prepared to tackle the potential food safety impacts of climate change, according to experts.

Ronald Roopnarine, from the University of West Indies, said in reality the region is not climate present ready, never mind being climate change ready.

Renata Clarke, of the Food and Agriculture Organization
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