International Food Safety Capacity Building Efforts

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Food Safety Cooperation Forum Partnership Training Institute Network (FSCF PTIN)

GMA has been a founding member of the APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF) Partnership Training Institute Network (PTIN) since its creation in 2008.  
To improve food safety practices and technical processing expertise in the Asia-Pacific region, the PTIN works to facilitate trade and protect public health by facilitating adoption of science-based food safety standards and practices. In doing so, the PTIN will help APEC Member Economies anticipate, prevent and manage food safety incidents, and thus better assure the safety of the food supply chain in the Asia Pacific region.



Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP):

As part of its constant effort to improve food safety, on November 12, 2011, Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA joined U.S. government and World Bank officials in announcing an innovative public private partnership, the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP).  The GFSP is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the World Bank that leverages the tripartite approach (government-industry-academia) pioneered in APEC and enlists a wide range of stakeholders to design programs to enhance food safety and facilitate trade.

“GMA was honored to be a founding member of a unique partnership in APEC that inspired the concept of the [GFSP’s] creation.  In APEC we brought together food safety regulators, multi-lateral institutions like the World Bank, academia and industry –stakeholders all focused on a common mission of improving food safety,” said Bailey.  “Building on the landmark MOU between the APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum and the World Bank signed in May 2011, the proposed fund will leverage APEC’s unique food safety training programs together with World Bank international reach to help improve the safety of the global food supply –in APEC economies and beyond.”



General APEC Website
GFSP website
Science and Education Foundation (SEF)


Contact: Shannon Cooksey, Vice President, Science Policy and Program Management