Here below you can find an interesting and full of content presentation on mycotoxins testing and control in food and feed, sent me by Prof. Raymond Coker, of Toximet, a new award winning mycotoxins testing system, providing immediate and accurate testing for Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A in many commodities.
Ray is Emeritus Professor of Food Safety at the Greenwich University and it was involved with the international management of food & feed safety for over 30 years, specialising in the control of mycotoxins. He has advised a variety of national & international bodies including the Food Standards Agency (UK), EU, Department for International Development, USAID, and UN agencies (including FAO, WHO & IAEA), and led a variety of international, multidisciplinary projects. Ray has worked in South & S E Asia, Africa & South America.
It is almost commonplace to remember that China is one of the world powers whose growth increases from year to year. In this context, the eagerness of Chinese consumers for imported foodstuffs in general and Europeans in particular does nothing but increase.
However, it is also true that the law covering the food industry in China is presented as an extremely complex and constantly evolving; additional difficulty is exacerbated by the unstable criteria of local implementation by the competent authorities.
To meet the demand of those who want to experience the food law in that country, Thompson-Reuters-Aranzadi published in Spanish: “Introducción al Derecho alimentario” authored by an experienced italian lawyer, resident in Shanghai for several years, Nicola Aporti and edited by Luis González Vaqué:
The new book has been patronized by the “China European Union Food Law Working Party”. Its objective is to be descriptive, focusing on the main aspects of the most outstanding subjects and aspects of food law in China: authorities and regulations, production, distribution and supply of food, food imports, control and responsibilities, application of intellectual property rights, etc.
Its content is not only informative but its aim is to be useful to guide lawyers and entrepreneurs interested in exporting foods to China. The Food Security Act (LSA) and the Administrative Regulations for the registration of foreign producers of imported food products, two key provisions of the Chinese legal system governing the food sector are included in English version.