Staff Manual Guide 2342.2 Attachment C
JUSTIFICATION FOR TWO OR MORE TRAVELERS
It is advantageous for the Department and FDA to have active participation and leadership in the development of Thailand's Export Certification Programs to assure exports are in compliance with existing FDA standards. U.S. influence in the development of these standards helps to assure safe and honestly labelled food products that are imported into and consumed in the U.S.
John Poe is the recently designated Director, Division of Shellfish Products, Food Safet and Applied Nutrition. He is responsible for all shellfish activities and will be discussing implementation of standards with his foreign counterparts.
Mr. Charles Smith is an ORA Expert in the area of shellfish processing, and his expertise was specifically requested by the Government of Thailand.
Mr. John F. Smith is an advisor on FDA policies in the area of international activities. He will meet with officials to discuss technical assistance to foreign governments provided by FDA.