USP talks food fraud with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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The workshop follows a USP presentation last month at the China International Food Safety and Quality Conference and Expo
The workshop follows a USP presentation last month at the China International Food Safety and Quality Conference and Expo

Related tags: Risk, Milk

US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) laboratories has held a workshop with scientists from the China’s Ministry of Agriculture to highlight efforts on risk assessment and food quality.

It covered topics from formal risk assessment of foods to protective measures to combat food fraud.

Members of the China delegation explored working with USP on possible applications of the vulnerability assessment tool to agricultural products.

Participants also discussed USP’s ongoing standard-setting activities for skim milk powder, olive oil and other complex food ingredients and food safety training.

Wei Zhu, USP-China director of food chemicals said a focus was USP’s new Guidance on Food Fraud Mitigation.

“The tool is intended to assist manufacturers and regulators in identifying food ingredients that are most vulnerable to fraud in order to effectively prevent and combat economically-motivated adulteration.”

Related topics: Prepared Foods, Food safety, Beverage, Markets

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