For the sake of public safety on food, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration of Ministry of Health and Welfare (TFDA) hosts “2022 APEC Online Communication Platform for Testing Techniques for Food- Pesticide Residue Workshop” virtually on September 13th. The TFDA has invited officials and experts from five countries such as Canada, Peru, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam to be speakers in this workshop. A total of about 150 domestic and international experts from official agencies participate in the workshop.
In recent years, there were violation or improper use of pesticides in food in Taiwan. It damaged domestic economy and international image. The TFDA has long fought illegal products using source management, enhanced inspections and scientific evidence. Furthermore, the TFDA keeps handling the development of international innovation analytical techniques and knowledge immediately to meet the need of management. In order to enhance the capabilities of analytical techniques of pesticide residues and to be in line with international levels, the TFDA organizes “2022 APEC Online Communication Platform for Testing Techniques for Food- Pesticide Residue Workshop”. Also, this workshop has got the support of APEC, which promotes international communication and establishes a bridge for cooperation with the APEC economies.
In this workshop, a number of international experts have been invited to share the experience on analytical techniques and monitoring program for pesticide residues. The TFDA expects through this workshop to be helpful for enhancing Taiwan's analytical capabilities.