2014 EU-TW Food Safety Seminar
2014 台歐食品安全管理國際研討會  (中文請詳見本網頁下半部)

EU-Taiwan seminar hosts experts to discuss food safety controls and regulations

Taipei, 4-5 June 2014  The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), together with the European Business Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC), the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) hosted a field of distinguished food industry experts at its 2014 EU-TW Food Safety Seminar. The seminar, attended on both days by around 200 representatives of European and Taiwanese regulatory authorities, academia, industry and consumer associations, brought together food safety regulatory experts to share information on the international trend towards a horizontal regulatory framework for food safety and to establish an effective post-market surveillance mechanism. The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), the Taiwan Food Good Manufacturing Practice Development Association (GMP), and the Taiwan Food Industry Development Association (TFIDA) supported the event. The seminar is part of the EU efforts to enhance EU-Taiwan cooperation aimed at facilitating the harmonization of Taiwan’s regulatory standards with international standards and practices, share best practices on enforcing standards among all stakeholders and thus ensure the safety and protection of consumers.

Shiu Ming-neng (許銘能), Vice Minister of Ministry of Health and Welfare (MoHW), Viktoria Lövenberg, Deputy Head of the EETO,  and Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌), Minister of State without Portfolio, Executive Yuan, delivered opening remarks at the seminar by welcoming greater information exchanges and future cooperation between Europe and Taiwan. Ms Lövenberg declared the objective of the food safety seminar was to create an environment that would be conducive to eliminating trade irritants and seek to bridge existing gaps by proposing internationally-agreed and scientifically underpinned solutions. She added that these solutions should follow an integrated approach to food safety, that are fully in line with the principle of a high level of protection of human health and consumers' interests while at same time ensuring that trade is not unnecessarily hampered.

The event hosted experts from both the EU and Taiwan. The European experts shared presentations on food safety systems and food controls in the EU and Member States. They gave detailed accounts of European countries’ regulatory practices on market surveillance, labeling, traceability, GMOs, food safety crisis management and communication in the EU and international food safety related standards and best practices. Experts from Taiwan introduced the Taiwan Food Safety Act and its amendment and gave an insightful presentation on industry self-regulation. After each of the seminar’s presentation sessions, Q&A sessions were held to allow members of the audience to raise questions or make comments.

The final panel discussion was moderated by Ms Bonnie Sun Pan and participated in by all the speakers along with Mr Pan Jyh-quan, Director of the Food Safety Division at the TFDA and Professor Sheen Lee-yan from the Institute of Food Science and Technology at National Taiwan University. The discussion expanded on several topics raised over the course the seminar. The lively panel discussion was a fitting end to a productive seminar that helped to clarify the effectiveness of food safety in the EU, improve understanding among various stakeholders in government and industry and provide a platform for further cooperation.

The European experts were Hans Joostens, Policy Officer of EC Directorate-General for Trade (DG-TRADE); Patrick Deboyser, Minister Counsellor, EU Delegation to Thailand from DG-SANCO; Stéphane André, Policy Officer, of EC Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG-SANCO); Edzart Bruinier, Senior Scientific Officer of Veterinary Products from The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority; and Thomas Pavie, Deputy Agriculture Counselor for North Asia Region, French Embassy, China. Two experts from Taiwan were: Wu Tsung-hsi (吳宗熹), Section Chief of Section of Food Imports Management, Food Safety Division, TFDA, MoHW and Bonnie Sun Pan (孫寶年), GMP Chairperson.




台歐研討會邀請專家探討食品安全管控與法規

65日台北訊

歐洲經貿辦事處(EETO)、歐盟在台商業與法規合作計畫(EBRC)、衛生福利部食品藥物管理署(TFDA)及經濟部國貿局於64日、5日兩天共同舉辦「台歐食品安全管理國際研討會」,兩日各吸引超過兩百位台歐監管機關、產學界及相關協會代表共襄盛舉,主辦單位邀請食品安全法規專家齊聚一堂,分享食品安全管理的國際趨勢與建立有效的後市場監督機制。本研討會由歐洲在台商務協會(ECCT)、台灣食品良好作業規範發展協會(GMP)與台灣食品產業發展協會

(TFIDA)協辦,本次研討會是歐盟努力提升台歐合作

,以促進台灣法規標準與國際標準和慣例調和的一部分,並分享規範利益相關者的最佳實務典範,進而確保消費者的安全與保障。


行政院政務委員蔣丙煌先生、歐洲經貿辦事處副處長婁薇琦女士、以及衛生福利部常務次長許銘能先生在開幕致詞中表示,歡迎台歐未來能有更多的訊息交流與合作。婁薇琦女士指出,此次研討會的目標是創造一個有利於消除貿易摩擦的環境,透過已受國際認同和科學實證的解決方案,來消弭現存的分歧。她進一步補充,食品安全議題上已經有許多整合後的途徑,這些方案應當遵循這些途徑,並完全符合保護人類健康和消費者福祉的最高原則;在此同時,確保貿易不會遭受不必要的阻礙。

 

此次研討會邀集歐洲與台灣雙邊的專家,歐洲專家分享了歐盟與會員國的食品安全體系及管理,介紹歐盟國家在市場監督、標示、追蹤追溯、基因改造食品,以及食品安全危機處理與溝通的詳細事例,和國際食品安全相關的標準與最佳典範。台灣專家介紹了台灣食品安全衛生管理法和其修正,並針對「產業自我管理」發表了精闢的演說。各專題簡報後亦進行了問與答,供觀眾提問或發表意見。


研討會的最後,由台灣食品良好作業規範發展協會理事長孫寶年女士主持專家討論,諸位講者、衛生福利部食品藥物管理署食品組組長潘志寬先生和國立台灣大學食品科技研究所教授沈立言先生均列席參與。研討會期間的幾項議題亦延續到專家討論中提出,整場討論非常熱烈踴躍,不僅有助澄清歐盟食品安全管理的有效性,亦增進政府與產業間的相互了解,並為日後進一步的合作提供了絕佳平台。

 

歐洲專代表家為歐盟執委會貿易總署代表 Hans Joostens先生,歐盟執委會衛生暨消費者總署駐泰國代表 Patrick Deboyser先生、歐盟執委會衛生暨消費者總署代表 Stéphane André先生、荷蘭食品及消費者產品安全部門獸醫產品資深科學專員 Edzart Bruinier先生、以及法國駐華大使館經濟處法國農業事物副參事 Thomas Pavie 裴彤先生。

 

台灣專家代表為衛福部食品藥物管理署食品組食品輸入管理科科長吳宗熹先生及台灣食品良好作業規範發展協會理事長孫寶年女士。