On March 29, the Sino-US Meat Industry Sanitation and Quarantine Training System Seminar was successfully held in Beijing. The purpose of this seminar is to promote the exchange of work and experience related to the health and quarantine of the meat industry between China and the United States, effectively promote the standardized management of livestock and poultry slaughter companies, and improve the level of veterinary health inspection. Chen Wei, Executive Vice President and Secretary-General of the China Meat Association, Jennifer Lee, Secretary-General of the China-US Agriculture and Food Cooperation Project (AFP), and Carl Kress, Project Director of the East Asia Region of the U.S. Trade Development Agency, made opening speeches. Chief Expert of China Meat Association Zhang Ziping, Chief Engineer Zhang Yuanfei, Counselor Wang Xumao, and the secretary-general of each branch attended the seminar.
Bill Westman, Vice President of North American Meat Association and Senior Vice President of International Affairs, gave a keynote speech on the development of the U.S. meat slaughter regulatory system and opportunities for future cooperation with China. Dr. Yan Zhinong, Chairman of AFP China and Executive Director of Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center, gave a detailed explanation of related issues from the perspectives of the latest developments in the Food Safety Modern Act and the role the industry played in the process.
Roya Galindo, Director of Regulatory Affairs, North American Meat Association, gave a detailed introduction to the American meat slaughter business supervision system, the US Food Safety Supervision Service and the poultry meat supervision system. And to share the basic requirements, training courses and best practices of inspectors in the meat slaughter industry in the United States. Through the inspection training model, law enforcement investigation and analysis methods, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) introduced the final rules of modern poultry slaughter supervision. She said that the public safety information system is an excellent tool, which provides great convenience for communication between the government and various enterprises.
Chen Wei, Executive Vice President and Secretary-General of the China Meat Association, and Jennifer Lee, Secretary-General of the China-US Agriculture and Food Cooperation Project, said in their concluding remarks that this meeting is a new start for the meat industry exchanges between China and the United States. Strengthen exchanges, reach consensus, and create a good situation of mutual benefit and win-win results.