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Summary Findings and Recommendations Stakeholder Meeting DMSc Building 6 th November 2009.

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1 Summary Findings and Recommendations Stakeholder Meeting DMSc Building 6 th November 2009

2 Source : Global Trade Atlas (2007) World Market Share of Thai Food Export ( 7th)

3 CommoditiesValues (million baht) World Market share (%) - Canned Pineapple and Juice 18,779.3849.1 (1 st ) - Shrimp81,645.7222.1 (1 st ) - Processed Tuna44,881.1247.6 (1 st ) - Processed Chicken40,971.2324.1 (1 st ) - Rice119,327.7137.2 (1 st ) - Fisheries Product192,061.757.9 (3 rd ) - Processed Fruit45,366.535.0 (7 th ) Food Export of Thailand in 2007 Source : National Food Institute

4 In The Year 2008 Food Export Value Baht 750,000 Million 15% of total export revenue 20 million employed in the food and agricultural Sector Tourism – 300,000

5 National Food Safety Policy Equivalent food safety standards for local and foreign consumers Harmonised science-based safety standards and regulations An effective farm-to-table control system that is internationally recognised

6 Food chain only as strong as its weakest link Feed Drugs Fertilizer Pesticide Production Storage Processing Transport Distribution Wholesale Retail -Packaged Catering All Links Must Be Secure

7 Your Role - To Protect… Consumers Of Thai Food Consumers Of Thai Food

8 Official Food Control Systems WHO/FAO Key Components

9 This Man Delivers… 35 Products 60 Countries 5 Continents …in 1 Box

10 In Just One Pizza! Dough France UK Poland USA Yeast UK Ireland Germany Salt UK France China Thailand Sugar Brazil Indonesia Jamaica UK Tomato paste Italy Spain Greece France Netherlands Herbs Greece, Thailand, Spain, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Morocco And Then the Toppings… Cheese from Switzerland, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, UK,Netherlands; Ham from Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Chile, Brazil, Belgium; Chicken from Thailand, Brazil, Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Germany; Chilli Peppers from Africa, Asia, South America; Anchovies from Peru, Thailand, Italy, Falkland Islands; Spain; Iceland Denmark; Pepperoni from Poland, Italy Ireland, UK Denmark, USA; Vegetables such as garlic, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onions, olives, from Asia or Mediterranean countries; Olive oil from Italy, Greece, Spain, Globalisation of food supply The world on your plate!!

11 Observations (1) Number of agencies large Coordination/collaboration weak Promotion vs control “Silo approach”

12 Observations (2) Legislation need modernisation Food standards domestic vs exports Product standards/recipes approval/registration Data sharing across agencies

13 Observations (3) Many “Q-marks” confusion Quality vs Safety Q-marks Food education – many messages/programmes Risk assessment

14 Observations (4) Monitoring and surveillance – data management and sharing Auditing focus on accountability Harmonisation of food safety control local vs central Mandatory vs voluntary standards

15 National Food Commission National food strategy and policy Guidelines for national agencies Coordination Monitoring and evaluation Continuous improvement Effective and efficient use of resources Under Construction

16 How to achieve NFC goals? Enhancing surveillance and monitoring Strengthening cooperation and collaboration Establishing a national food safety database Harmonising risk assessment National coordination of food crisis management Modernisation of food legislation

17 How to progress the food safety agenda? Executive Agency reporting to NFC - Thai Food Safety Authority (TFSA) Consider and keep under review the efficacy of the national food safety control programme Report at least annually to the NFC on the scope for better co-ordination and delivery of the food safety control programme

18 Tasks of the Thai Food Safety AuthorityAuditing Risk assessment Crisis coordination Sharing data Food education

19 Structure of TFSA Reports to National Food Commission Independent of sector interest Chief Executive (Five year terms) Staff seconded from food safety control agencies (max 100) Structure (Food Science and Standards; Regulatory Affairs; Audit and Compliance; Data Management; Crisis Planning; Food education)

20 Benefits of TFSA Greater accountability across food safety agencies Better food chain coordination and collaboration More efficient use of resources Stakeholder credibility Global recognition of Thai Food safety standards Enhanced public health outcomes

21 How long will Thailand be No 1? Global competition Need to modernise legislation Need to move forward quickly Fragmented system of food safety control Reduced trading partner confidence Domestic food safety control weak Urgent need for action

22 ScienceIndependence Consumer Confidence Trust & Credibility Thai Food Safety Agency

23 Ensure Everything They Eat is Safe… Focus of Thai Food Safety Control System The Task… …for 80 years

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