The 2nd Consortium meeting of the Veg-i-Trade project took place in Ghent from 24-27 January 2011. Veg-i-Trade Consortium meeting included the General meeting and Board meeting but also dedicated working groups of the various Work Packages. It gave the opportunity for all Veg-i-Trade partners to present and discus their work plans and achievements so far and promote international collaboration.

Discussion forum "Dealing with food safety issues for fresh produce"

Ghent, 28th January 2011
A discussion forum on “Dealing with Food Safety Issues in Fresh Produce” was organised at Ghent University on January 28th 2011, linked to the 2nd Veg-i-Trade Consortium meeting that took place in Ghent in that month. This discussion forum was intended to provide a unique opportunity to explore the food safety experience of different stakeholders from the fresh produce supply chain. Participants included representatives from primary production, fresh produce processing industry, retail, research institutes and universities, consumer organisations and food safety authorities. Present and emerging food safety issues, challenges and control measures were identified, discussed and prioritised. The discussion has been captured and is summarized in the report.
2nd Veg-i-Trade Consortium Meeting
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24-27 January 2011 - Ghent, Belgium