SINGAPORE (The Straits Times / ANN): Singapore and France step up bilateral cooperation to improve food safety standards.
The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday (December 14th) to promote scientific and technical partnership in food safety testing and research, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said.
Signed by the Director General of SFA Lim Kok Thai and the Director General of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES), the MOU affirmed the commitment of Singapore and France in favor of consumer health by strengthening the exchange of knowledge, cooperation in research and expert evaluations.
Potential areas of collaboration will include chemical and microbiological food safety risk assessment, novel food safety assessments, and emerging food safety risks.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding was assisted by the Minister of State for Sustainable Development and the Environment Amy Khor and the French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness Franck Riester.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said he had met Riester earlier today and that they “discussed possibilities to further improve our relationship. bilateral economic policies ”.
This includes greater collaboration in areas such as sustainability, biomedical services, advanced manufacturing and improving the logistics network in both countries.
“Singapore and France also want to strengthen our cooperation in the digital economy, for example through an agreement on the digital economy,” he added. – The Straits Times / Asia News Network