2021 Zhong Guan Cun (ZGC) Forum

The Chinese Nutrition Society is hosting the 2021 Zhong Guan Cun (ZGC) Forum. The 2021 ZGC Forum will be held in Beijing, China from September 24 to 28 2021. With the theme of “intelligence, health, and carbon neutrality”, the forum will touch on leading edge and hotspot topics, such as the digital economy, artificial intelligence, life and health, science and technology and carbon neutrality.

New FAO publication: Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific

There are various elements connected to food safety and it can be challenging to group them together under the food safety umbrella. In fact, keeping up the pace with the contemporary reality can be challenging, and more and more areas related to food safety emerge: it could be challenging to recognize and trace the links.

In June 2021, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific published a booklet entitled “Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific – Introduction to the food safety toolkit”. The booklet provides a small and unconventional handbook that introduces various food safety topics, provides reference documents and offers ideas to consider.

Food allergies, fake news, new technologies, raw foods safety: these and more topics are discussed in the booklet, each one with relevant references from FAO and other international organizations. The guide also serves as an index for the entire food safety toolkit, a collection of nine booklets, and outlines lesser discussed topics of food safety on which readers are invited to read more.

Download the publication FAO Food safety toolkit booklet 1 – Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific – Introduction to the food safety toolkit

Food safety toolkit for Asia and the Pacific

·         Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific – Introduction to the food safety toolkit

·         Backyard farming and slaughtering – Keeping tradition safe

·         Investing in food safety for global benefits – A concrete case in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries

·         Food allergies – Leaving no one behind

·         Food frauds – Intention, detection and management

·         Organic food – Are they safer?

·         Parasites in foods – An invisible threat

·         Slowing down superbugs – Legislations and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)   

·         Measuring food safety – Indicators to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs)

For more information:

Food safety page – FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific