Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 农业,食品和饮料业建议书2018/2019 Go back »

  • Published on:
    2018-09-18
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    Position Paper
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    Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group / Forum
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Agriculture, food and beverage (AFB) industries have a significant impact on people's daily lives. At the global level, these sectors are on a continuously innovating track, with more attention being paid to food safety and the sustainable sourcing of food, pushing the industry to achieve new breakthroughs and employ new technology. In China, while the rapid growth of rural internet access is improving agricultural development, problems related to the modernisation process and food safety remain.

The Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group helps connect members with the Chinese authorities, in order for the government to better understand what needs to be done to promote food safety and improve market access for European food and beverage (F&B) companies operating in China. The working group represents a wide range of companies that include
importers and exporters, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, catering service providers, specialised testing laboratories, and consultancies. Currently, the working group has over 150 member companies.

The Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group has three sub-working groups – the Cheese Industry Desk, the Food for Special Medical Purpose Advisory Committee and the Paediatric Nutrition Desk. The Cheese Industry Desk was established in 2014 and has eight prominent European cheese producers and industry associations as its members. The Food for Special Medical Purpose Advisory Committee was established in 2016 and has four leading international manufacturers with expertise in special nutrition. The Paediatric Nutrition Desk was established in 2009 and currently has eight international companies as members and four domestic manufacturers as local partners.

All three desks represent member interests and promote dialogue and communication among relevant stakeholders.

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