Growing Exports to America: the Food Safety Modernization Act and Serbian Suppliers to the American Market

Chargé d’Affaires Gordon Duguid and State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Enviromental Protection Danilo Golubović will open a conference on the “United States Food Safety Modernization Act and Its Implications for Suppliers to the U.S. Market.” The event will be hosted by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 28, from 9:00 a.m. (Large conference room, 2nd floor, Terazije 23, Belgrade).

Two food safety experts from the United States will speak. Dr. Donald Prater, Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Europe Office, will introduce the Food Safety Modernization Act and its implications for suppliers to the vast American food market. David Schmidt, President and CEO of the International Food Information Council, will speak about trends in consumer attitudes toward food processing. Both speakers will discuss the importance of food science and how technology can ensure that high-quality foods are available to consumers.

The Embassy’s Foreign Agricultural Service is partnering with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection on this event in order to raise awareness of key provisions of the new U.S. food law, to improve the safety and wholesomeness of the global food supply, and to encourage the continued adoption of internationally recognized science-based standards and practices.

For more information, please contact Tatjana Burić Maslać at 011-706-4158 or tatjana.maslac@fas.usda.gov.