U.S.-China VIP Meeting

U.S.-China Food Safety and Quality Capacity Building Collaboration VIP Meeting with SAMR

29 October, 2019 Beijing, China

Overview 

· Government participants included: 

o   USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Dr. Mindy Brashears 

o   FDA Associate Commissioner for Imported Food Safety, Don Prater 

o   SAMR Vice Minister Sun Meijun 

· The meeting affirmed both U.S. and China’s vision and commitment to food safety and public-private cooperation to create a food safety supply chain that will reassure people globally. 

· Vice Minister Sun acknowledged the important role that AFP plays in helping to achieve this vision 

o   In addition to the public sector, our private sector plays a very important role here. For example, AFP (U.S.-China Agriculture and Food Partnership) also plays an important role in this.