Key personnel from SGS’s Consumer Testing food division were selected to speak at the China International Food Safety & Quality Conference held last week in Shanghai, China. The conference is designed to facilitate global collaboration on efforts to improve food safety and better protect consumers.

Rob Parrish, Vice President, Global Food, served on a keynote panel discussion titled “How to Strengthen Confidence in the Safety of Food: The Challenges of Communicating the Effectiveness of Efforts by Producers, Processors and Regulators.” The panel was chaired by Peter Karim Ben Embarek, Team Leader, Food Safety and Nutrition, for the World Health Organization’s China Office.

Michael Zhu, SGS Director of Food in China, also gave a solo presentation called “Beyond Compliance: Building a Safe and Sustainable Food Supply Chain.” The session covered current challenges, the role of different players in the supply chain, the importance of third-party involvement in supply chain integration, and how factors such as energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions and social responsibility can be addressed.

SGS provides a full suite of food safety services to help safeguard quality and safety as well as assist in sustainable development throughout the whole food supply chain, including raw and semi-manufactured foodstuffs and final products. Services include audits and certification, testing and analysis, inspections, training and technical services in all industry segments, including primary production, transportation, logistics and trade, processors and suppliers, and retail and hospitality.

Jennifer Buckley
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