BIOTEC hosts Regional Workshop on Food Safety for Neighboring Countries

On 27-30 November 2007, BIOTEC hosted the Regional Workshop on Food Safety, Traceability and Risk Assessment at Thailand Science Park. The Workshop was organized under the framework of Thai-French Trilateral Cooperation, with financial and technical supports from Thai and French organizations, namely the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), the French Embassy in Bangkok, CIRAD and BIOTEC. This Regional Workshop was designed to address the need for food safety experise and food traceability among regulatory and scientific communities of the authorities in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The content covered the basic principles of food safety, lab pratice on food safety evaluation, updates on EU regulations and various case studies in selected industries. Participants which included representatives from afore-mentioned countries also shared their country information/experiences in food safety and formed network with counterparts in other countries.

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L-R: Dr. Ruud Valyasevi (BIOTEC Deputy Director), Mr. Maurice Siveton (Regional Counsellor for Cooperation, French Embassy) and Mrs. Rumpuey Pattamavichaiporn (TICA Director of Country Partnership Branch) giving remarks at the opening ceremony on Nov 27th.

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Guest instructors from left to right: Mr. Pisan Ponsapitch (National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards), Mrs. Wanida Khaotiar (Thai FDA), Dr. Didier Montet (CIRAD) and Dr. Suwimon Kiratipibul (Chulalongkorn University)

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Guest instructors from left to right: Dr. Nipa Chokesajjawatee (BIOTEC) and Dr. Supachai Nuanualsuwan (Chulalongkorn University), Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant (NECTEC) and Dr. Ruud Valyasevi (BIOTEC).

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Visit to Betagro Factory in Lop Buri Province. Betagro is one of Thailand's leaders in integrated agriculture business.


Posted on 19 December 2007.