February 3, 2012
CHICAGOThe Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)" to facilitate cooperation between FAO and IFT in preventing and readdressing the increasing risks associated with food safety and quality and their impact on public health and consumer protection.
We are proud and honored to be able to offer IFTs collective scientific and technical expertise as a resource to FAO," said IFT Executive Vice President Barbara Byrd Keenan. This partnership brings us closer to achieving our common goal of achieving a safe and more abundant global food supply."
Cooperative activities covered by the MOU include:
Identifying individuals for consideration in food safety, quality and security-related expert rosters;
Collaborating within the organization and implementation of conferences, seminars and workshops related to food safety, emerging technologies, food science and nutrition;
Assisting with education curriculum development, review of university food science and nutrition programs in developing countries;
Facilitating development and providing scientific input on background papers, scientific perspectives and documents; and
Providing timely responses on public policy and regulatory issues relating to and affecting the global food supply.
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