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GC team shares expertise in food authenticity in Vietnam

The Government Chemist team was invited by IAEA to attend the Asia-Pacific Technical Regional Cooperation Project Meeting in Vietnam

Meeting attendants

Selvarani Elahi, Deputy Government Chemist, was invited by Simon Kelly of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA to attend the second coordination meeting of the IAEA Asia-Pacific Technical Regional Cooperation Project RAS5081 “Enhancing Food Safety and Supporting Regional Authentication of Foodstuffs through Implementation of Nuclear Techniques”. The meeting was held during 20 – 22 November 2019 in Vietnam and hosted by the Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology.

Selvarani gave a presentation on the Food Authenticity Network, highlighting the benefits, to the 19 Member countries of this project, in joining this one-stop-shop for food authenticity testing and food fraud mitigation in the global fight against food fraud.

There was a unanimous decision by the members attending the meeting to support the affiliation of the project to the Food Authenticity Network with the creation of country-specific pages. Discussions are in progress with IAEA to explore funding options for the creation of national web-pages for Member States in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Published 30 January 2020