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International Activities - Chinese Food Safety, Trade Representatives at CVM

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2007 Volume XXII, No II

On June 19 CVM hosted the training of 14 food safety and trade specialists from China as part of a 7-week program sponsored by the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN). This program is one of several efforts by the U.S. Government to train developing countries in sanitary and phytosanitary requirements as members of the World Trade Organization. The day -long series of presentations by CVM technical experts covered veterinary drug approval procedures and review criteria and food and feed safety controls. Here, the Chinese visitors are listening to a presentation about regulations designed to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The presentations at CVM were also attended by representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the National Pork Producers Council.