FE REPORT |
September 11, 2022 09:56:00
The country’s first Food and Chemical Lab Expo 2022 will kick off today (Sunday) in the city with the aim of assessing the testing and accreditation capacity of the country’s labs, organizers said at a meeting. Saturday press conference.
A total of 44 government and private testing labs and machine suppliers are ready to showcase their technology and capabilities at the one-day event, officials said at the press conference, co-hosted by the Authority. Bangladesh Food Security Project and USDA’s Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Project in the city.
The exhibition is the first of its kind to be held under the joint initiative of BFSA and BTF Project.
BFSA Chairman Md Abdul Kayowm Sarker said the main objective of the exhibition was to showcase the capabilities of the country’s food and chemical laboratory network, gain people’s trust and ensuring safe food for all.
Sarkar said 38 public and private laboratories, six equipment suppliers are participating in the one-day exhibition.
A discussion session on “The role of accredited laboratories in boosting international trade by guaranteeing the safety of food products” will also be held on the sidelines of the show.
He said academia would talk about the contribution of laboratories to food safety management, opportunities for commercial laboratories in food safety and trade, and international standards and best practices for food safety management. food safety.
He said the expo will create a network of activities involving public and private laboratories so that they can play a more active role in food safety management for local and international customers.
BTF Director Michael J Parr said they are facilitating local labs so they can increase their capacity and play a role in accelerating international food trade.
BFSA member Rezaul Karim and BTF technical consultant Quamrun Nahar also spoke, among others.
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar is likely to inaugurate the exhibition which will start at 10:00 a.m. and run until 6:00 p.m.