|China-US Food Safety Center Established in Shanghai|
China-US Food Safety Research Center opened on May 12, 2008 its first annual meeting,
where a ceremony was also held to mark the establishment of the new center at Shanghai
Jiaotong University. Some 80 Chinese and US officials and experts were present at the
event. At the meeting, 4 Chinese experts from Shanghai Jiaotong University, East China
University of Science and Technology, and the University of Hong Kong, 7 American
experts from US Department of Agriculture and Purdue University, and 1 expert from the
UK, spoke about the latest issues on food safety. The meeting enhances participants'
understanding of the latest development, current, and potential issues in the area. During
the meeting, YE Quyuan, Vice-President of Shanghai Jiaotong University and Dr. James
Lindsay, National Program Leader of Food Safety, USDA, signed an accord to conduct joint
studies in the area of food safety.