On April 20 NAEGA welcomed a group of nine Chinese plant protection and quarantine officials currently touring the U.S. as part of the USDA’s Cochran Fellowship. The fellows, all officials at the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine are in the U.S. to learn how U.S. inspection and food safety laws/regulations are created, monitored and enforced on a national and port level. The goal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of U.S. port inspections and U.S. food safety regulations along with the safety of U.S. food products from the farm all the way to the port.
During the meeting, Gary, Ryan and Jess McCluer with the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) briefed the fellows on the unique components of the North American grain system, including the bulk, comingled supply chain. In addition, the Chinese group was briefed on the Food Safety Modernization Act and U.S. industry compliance.
A copy of the presentation is available here.