GCC Government Regulators Lead Discussions at Nutrition and Food Security Summit – News

Industry representatives included PepsiCo, Kellogg Company, General Mills, Mondelez, ADM, Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, Mars Wrigley, Hershey, IFFCO, USDA, AmCham Dubai, University of Tennessee, Michigan State University, Dubai Municipality – Environment , Health & Safety Sector, Department of Health, FDA, GSO

USDA, AmCham Dubai and industry experts pledge to support food safety

Published: Thu 26 May 2022, 17:55

AmCham Dubai’s Food and Beverage Regulatory Committee partnered with the ‘USDA Nutrition and Food Safety Summit’ which took place May 23-26 at the Habtoor Palace Hotel in Dubai , United Arab Emirates.

The program assessed opportunities in the UAE and the wider region to be future-ready by managing emerging trends such as products, environmental sustainability and new ingredients aimed at understanding the new landscape of challenges geopolitical and economic by creating a solid and flexible regulatory framework. The goal of maintaining the highest food safety and quality standards was high on the agenda. The day featured a series of lectures from global and local regulatory experts, panel discussions and collaborative working sessions involving cross-sector experts from government, industry and the diplomatic attaché of the UAE and the region. of the GCC.

Sammy Bousaba, Chairman of AmCham Dubai, said, “AmCham Dubai is delighted to be part of such a high-level discussion on food safety issues and the regulatory frameworks surrounding this topic in the region and internationally. Today we are here because the AmCham Dubai Food and Beverage Regulatory Committee has established and created a strong collaborative platform for US companies based in the UAE to engage and advocate for key regulatory issues impacting the industry. The committee seeks to create a favorable regulatory environment throughout the GCC for US companies based in the region’s business hub here in the UAE. This will contribute to the long-term success and continuity of business in the region. »

Yara Hamad, Pepsico and Chair of AmCham Dubai Food and Beverage Regulatory Committee, said: “The outcome of the meeting was a set of common and aligned recommendations that we will continue to work on to be implemented at the future. The AmCham Dubai Food and Beverage Regulations Committee was established in 2019 in partnership with the local USDA office with the aim of exchanging regulatory knowledge among committee members, building meaningful partnerships with regulatory bodies, agricultural attachés and other industry associations, and finally to carry out capacity building activities. In the region.”

With a legacy of collaboration and an eye for innovation, AmCham Dubai galvanizes American businesses, thought leaders and professionals to drive regional economic growth and opportunities in food security as well as sustainability, innovation , CIOs, HR, Healthcare and more. Reaching far beyond our member companies to thousands of stakeholders across many platforms and industries, the chamber engages an audience of influential leaders active in building their business and community.

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