Bangladesh Food Safety Conference 2017

Protecting Consumers: A Shared Responsibility

Organised by: Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA), Ministry of Food and Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), Ministry of Industrys.

DAY 1: 23rd August 2017

Venue: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka

Session 1: Conference Opening Ceremony

Date/Time Topic Speaker
08.30 - 10.00 Registration  
10.00 - 10.05 Recitations from the Holy Quran and Silence for Mourning Month  
10.05 - 10.10 Welcome Address Mr. Md. Saiful Hasib
Director General, Bangladesh Standards And Testing Institution (BSTI)
10.10 - 10.15 Address by FICCI Ms. Rupali Chowdhury
President, Foreign Investor’s Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI)
10.15 -10.20 Address by MCCI Ms. Nihad Kabir
President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)
10.20 – 10.30 Background and Objectives of the Conference Mr. A.K.M. Nurul Afsar
National Team Leader, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
10.30 - 10.35 Address by the Guest of Honour Ms.Sue Lautze
FAO Representative,Bangladesh
10.35 - 10.40 Address  by the Guest of Honour Secretary, Ministry of Food
10.40 – 10.45 Address  by the Guest of Honour Secretary, Ministry of Industry
10.45 – 10.55 Address  by the Special Guest Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam MP
Minister for Ministry of Food
10.55 - 11.05 Address  by the Chief Guest Mr. Amir Hossain Amu MP
Minister for Ministry of Industries  
11.05 - 11.15 Address by the Chairperson Mr. Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque
Chairman, Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA)
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee Break / Networking

Session 2: Global Food Safety Challenges

Chairman: Mr. Fakhrul Islam Munshi, President, Bangladesh Agro-Processor's Association

Date/Time Topic Speaker
11.45 – 12.05 Global Overview of Food Safety Mr. Sanjay Dave
Former Chairman of Codex Alimentarius Commission and the former Advisor of FSSAI, India
12.05 -12.25 Food Safety priorities for improving public health Mr Carmen Savelli
World Health Organization, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, Risk Assessment and Management Unit
12.25 – 12.45 Food Safety Management – Application of Codex Guidelines and Recommendation Mr. Himangshu Gupta
Nestlé S.A, Vevey, Switzerland
12.45 - 13.10 Panel Discussion: Global Food Safety Challenges

Prof. Dr. Nilufar Nahar
University of Dhaka

Ms. Majeda Begum
Board Member, BFSA

Dr. F.H Ansarey
MD & CEO, ACI Agribusinesses

13.10 – 13.15 Session conclusion & Remarks Session Chair
13.15 - 14.30 Lunch and Prayer Break

Session 3: Strengthening Food Safety Management in Bangladesh

Chairman: Mr. Anjan Chowdhury, Managing Director, Square Food & Beverage Ltd.

Date/Time Topic Speaker
14.30 - 14.50 BFSA: coordination of food control across the food chain  Prof.Dr. Md. Iqbal Rouf Mamun
Board Member, BFSA
14.50 - 15.10 Risk-based food inspection: a new paradigm for Bangladesh Mr. Md Imrul Hassan
National Consultant, FAO Food Safety Project, Dhaka
15.10 - 15.30 Food safety management: applications of HACCP principles Mr. Suhas Risbood
Head of Food Certification Alcumus ISOQAR, India 
15.30 – 15.50 Regulatory Framework of Food Safety management: industry perspectives Ng Kim Keat
Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Coca-Cola Far East Limited, Atlanta.
15.50 – 16.15 Panel Discussion: Strengthen Food Safety regulations and implementation in Bangladesh

Mr. Ashek Mahfuz
National Program Officer- Fortification, Nutrition International Bangladesh

Engr. S.M. Ishaque Ali
Director (CM), BSTI

16.15 – 16.20 Session conclusion & Remarks Session Chair
16.20 - 17.00 Coffee Break / Networking

DAY 2: 24th August 2017

Venue: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka

Session 4: Harmonising Food Standards in Bangladesh with International Norms

Chairman: Mr. Golam Rahman, Chairman, Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB)

Date/Time Topic Speaker
09.00 – 09.20 Harmonisation of food standards by BSTI and the activities of the National Codex Committee Mr. ANM Asaduzzaman
Director, Standard, BSTI,
Member Secretary, National Codex Coordination Committee, Bangladesh
09.20 - 09.40 Regulatory Gap Analysis: strengthening food standards in Bangladesh Prof. Dr Shah Monir
National Advisor, FAO
09.40 - 10.00 The role of BFSA in harmonizing Food Standard Mr. Abdul Baten Mia
Board Member, BFSA
10.00 – 10.25 Panel Discussion: Role of Industry in harmonising standards with CODEX Alimentarius

Mr. Colin Ian Urquhart
Category Regulatory Affairs Lead, GlaxoSmithkline PLC (GSK)

Mr. Anwar Hossain Mollah
Director, Metrology, BSTI

Dr. Zahurul Haque
Director, IFST, BCSIR

10.25 - 10.30 Session conclusion & Remarks Session Chair
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break / Networking

Session 5: Sharing Experiences with Food Control from countries in the Region

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Md. Ali Akbar, Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Date/Time Topic Speaker
11.00 -11.20 Food Control in Indonesia Dr. Halim Nababan
National Agency for Drug and Food Control, Jakarta, Indonesia
11.20 - 11.40 Strengthening National Food Control Systems – experiences from the World Health Organisation Mr Carmen Savelli
World Health Organization, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, Risk Assessment and Management Unit
11.40 - 12.00 Food Control in India Ms. Suneeti Toteja
Director (FSMS) from Food Safety Authority of India (FSSAI).

Session 6: Ensuring Food Safety - A Farm to Fork Approach

Chairman: Dr. K.A.S Murshid, DG, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

Date/Time Topic Speaker
12.00 – 13.05 Panel Discussion: Ensuring Food Safety - A Farm-to- Fork Approach

Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Malek
Dept.of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

Dr. Md. Mehedi Hossain
Director (Extension), DLS (From Pran-QC Manager)

Mr. Shadab Ahmed Khan
Chairman FICCI FMCG-Subcommittee

Mr. Elias Mridha
MD PRAN

13.05 - 13.15 Closing Remarks of Panel Discussion Session Chair
13.15 - 14.15 Lunch and Prayer Break

Session 7: Closing Ceremony

Chairman: Mr. Md. Saiful Hasib, DG, BSTI

Date/Time Topic Speaker
14.15 - 14.45 Summary &Action points from the Food safety Conference  Mr. A.K.M. Nurul Afsar
National Team Leader, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
14.45 - 14.55 Remarks from President Organizing Committee Mr. Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque
Chairman, Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA)
14.55 - 15.05 Address  by the Chairperson Mr. Md. Saiful Hasib
Director General, Bangladesh Standards And Testing Institution (BSTI)
15.05 - 15.15 Address by Guest of Honour Mr.Shubhashish Bose
Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
15.15 - 15.30 Address by Special Guest Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam MP
Minister for Ministry of Food
15.30 - 15.45 Address by Chief Guest Mr. Tofail Ahmed MP
   Minister for Ministry of Commerce
15.45 - 15.55 Vote of Thanks Ms. Rupali Chowdhury
  President Foreign Investor’s Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI)
15.45 - 16.30 Coffee and End of the conference

Bangladesh Food Safety Conference 2017

Protecting Consumers: A Shared Responsibility

Organised by: Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) in collaboration with Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA), Ministry of Food and Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), Ministry of Industry