WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association here applauds the founding of the Partnership Training Institute Network for Food Safety, which will provide growers, manufacturers and regulators in the Asia-Pacific region with education and training.
“Combined with food safety legislations just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that places prevention as the cornerstone of our food safety system and increased industry vigilance, the PTIN will help modernize our food safety system and bolster consumer confidence in the safety and security of the food supply globally,” said Dr. Robert Brackett, chief science officer of GMA, at this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference in Singapore.
Instead of functioning as a brick-and-mortar facility, the PTIN will build on existing resources in the region to create a network of institutes with the capacity to conduct training in international best practices in food safety.
Topics could include supply chain management, good agricultural practices, good aquacultural practices, commercially sterile packaged foods, food safety risk analysis and good manufacturing practices. Training will be provided by experts from academia, industry and government agencies.
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