The FSCF met in Singapore in July 2009 for the first time.
This meeting included attendees from 18 member economies. Members welcomed progress made since the establishment of the FSCF, on improving information sharing and the coordination of efforts in food safety capacity building. During this time it was considered that the FSCF has raised the profile of food safety in the region with greater leverage of resources for food safety incidents, improved communication and information sharing between economies, and has involved over 550 participants from 19 APEC member economies at meetings or capacity building activities held in cities across the region.
Delegates discussed and endorsed the Review of Progress (pdf 199 kb), including the successes and challenges experienced in advancing the FSCF’s goals and objectives, and from that, set key forward directions.
In addition, delegates confirmed: