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Food Safety and Security in Vietnam -- The Training of Specialists and the Current Situation

2009-11-29 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

As the economic relationship with Japan becomes stronger, more and more foods are coming from Vietnam. However, it has not been clarified how these foods are produced, distributed, or consumed in Vietnam.

Three specialists addressing food safety in Vietnam will be invited to this symposium to exchange opinions with Japanese counterparts. In this symposium, the situation regarding the training and management of personnel assuming responsibilities for food safety will be discussed.


There is no participation fee.

Sponsor: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University

In cooperation with: Program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools, "Cultivating Professionals in Health and Environment Risk Management", Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University and Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry Ltd.

This symposium will be in Vietnamese.

Translation service between Japanese and Vietnamese will be available.


Pham Ngoc Khai, Vice director at Thai Binh Medical University, nutrition, food hygienics

"Education regarding Food Safety and Health Management and Nurturing Professionals in Vietnam"

Trinh Hong Son, vice director at Nutrition Information, Education and Communication Center, National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam

"Two Aspects in Food Education: Nutrition and Health"

Pham Xuan Da,  acting director general, National Institute for Food Control
Ministry of Health, Vietnam

"Situation and Problems in Food Safety and Health Inspections in Foreign Trade and Domestic Distribution"


MIYAMOTO Kazuhisa (M.C), professor at Global Collaboration Center

YAMAZAKI Shinji (commentator), professor at Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University

HIRATA Kazumasa (commentator), professor at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

SUMIMURA Yoshinori (coordinator, presenter of symposium message, interpreter), associate professor at Osaka University

Date: 2009-11-29 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room, 2nd floor, Senri Asahi Hankyu Building
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University

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