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Food Industry Summit organised by Food Industry Asia (www.foodindustry.asia) : 06 September 2012

Food Industry Summit organised by Food Industry Asia (www.foodindustry.asia) : 06 September 2012

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    • Priorities in Thailand Dr Pichet ItkorFood Processors’ Club, FTI
    • Food Industry Summit 2012 Jakarta September 6, 2012Priorities in Thailand Pichet Itkor Vice Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Food Processing Industry Club Federation of Thai Industries
    • Content1) Thailand at a Glance2) Priorities in Thailand - Strengthening public-private partnership - Engagement with National Health Assembly3) Lesson Learned
    • Thailand: Facts and Figures Total Area: 514,000 sq.km. Water: 2,230 sq.km. Land: 511,770 sq.km. Land Use: Arable Land: 30 % Permanent Crops: 6% Others: 64 % Irrigated Land: 47,490 sq.km.
    • Thailand: Facts and FiguresPopulation: 66.0 million Labor Force by OccupationTotal Labor Force: 36.3 million Agriculture 43 % Services 40 % Industries 17 % GDP per Capita in 2011 ; 5,113 US$ Composition by Sector Agriculture: 9% Services: 55 % Industries: 36 %
    • Thailand: Facts and FiguresA Food Exporter in World Market (2011) Ranked No. 1 in the world, valued 669 million US$ Canned pineapple  Frozen shrimp Ranked No. 1 in the world, valued 3,676 million US$ Ranked No. 1 in the world, valued 2,357 million US$ Processed tuna Ranked No. 1 in the world, valued 2,061 million US$ Processed chicken Ranked No. 1 in the world, valued 6,537 million US$  Rice Source: National Food Institute, www.nfi.or.th
    • Thailand Food Safety Management System - Dept of Agriculture  Plant Quarantine Act 1964 Risk Communication -Dept of Livestock ControlDept of Medical Science  Animal SlaughteringDept of Health and Trading Act 1992Dept of Agriculture -Dept FisheriesDept of Livestock Control  Fisheries Act 1947 - Office of Food and DrugDept of Fisheries Risk Assessment Risk Management Administration <FDA>  Food Act 1979 - Hazard Identification - Risk Evaluation - Hazard Characterization - Option Assessment - Exposure Evaluation - Execution as Planed - Risk Characterization - Monitoring and Review <Science-base> <Policy-base> Effectively communicating, information and opinion sharing
    • National Food Commission Food Safety Food Quality Food Security Food Education 11 Ministries / More than 30 Public SectorsMinistry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry ofCommerce Education Defense Finance the Interior Public Health Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Agriculture Social Welfare Science Industry Consumer National National Economic Security Council National Health and Social Protection Board Commission Development Board
    • Priority No 1Strengthening public-private partnership
    • Food Industries and Their Stakeholders Industry Association Food Processing Club RA Working Group Board of Trade Food Industries Scientific Regulatory Community Authorities FoSTAT, ILSI-SEAR FDA, ACFS, INMU. TDA Food regulations shall be DMSc, DOH developed based on science
    • FDA/FTI Holistic Working Scheme Chaired by MoPH Permanent National Food Commission Secretary to endorse new regulation prior to publishing in Government Gazette Chaired by FDA Secretary General, FDA Food Sub-Committee on RA represents FTI in this sub- Standard and Management (Or 2) committee to help revise or draft new regulation RA member represent FTI in the following Sub-committee - Safety Assessment (Or 1) - Nutrition and Health Claim (Or 3) FDA Food Technical Sub- - Food Additive (Or 4) Committee - Milk and Milk Product (Or 6) - GMP (Or 8) - Food Labeling (Or 9) - Contaminant in Food (Or 10) Thailand Codex Focal Food Industry RA Working Group Point <ACFS> Executive Committee Routine monthly meeting RA member represent FTI in ACSF Consistent monthly report Working Group submission- CCFA, CCCF, CCFL, CCNFSDU etc
    • FTI and Scientific Associations International Life Science Institute: ILSI Southeast Asia Region GovernmentILSI is a neutral forum Scientistaddressing scientificissues that effectpublic health Academic Industry Scientist Scientist Tripartite Partnership
    • Burning Regulatory IssuesExpedite product registration process by - Grading food manufacturers - Grouping of food category according to production technology and risk - Less procedures for pre-marketing approval more on surveillance in the market place - Encouraging industry’s self regulationHarmonization with international standard (Codex) - ML of Food Additives - Threshold for Food Contaminant - Microbiological Criteria
    • Priority No 2Engagement with National Health Assembly
    • NHA and Obesity DebateIn 2009 National Health Assembly (NHA) adopted the resolutions toaddress obesity issue in Thailand by executing the followings 1) Color-coded nutrition labeling as mandatory requirement 2) Pricing and Tax Measures 3) Sales and Marketing Restriction
    • Multi traffic light or Color coded labeling proposed by National Health Assembly Amount per serving (XX g) Energy Sugar Fat Sodium 100 Kcal 12 g 6g 150 mg 5%* XX%* XX%* 6.3%* *% of Recommended Daily Intake for Thai (Thai RDI)Color coding nutrition criteria for snack Nutrients Green Yellow RedEnergy (Kcal) ≤ 100 > 100 - 200 > 200Fat (g) ≤ 3.25 > 3.25 – 6.5 > 6.4Sugar (g) ≤ 2.5 > 2.5 – 5.00 > 5.0Sodium (mg) ≤ 120 > 120 - 240 > 240
    • Actions taken by Industries• Stake-holders engagement plan was developed within Industrial Association• Establish industrial position on nutrition labeling base on sound science• Conduct stake-holders engagement • Thai-FDA • Executive of Federation of Thai Industry and Board of Trade • Professional association (Nutrition, Dietitian, Food Science) • Health Advocacy (NHA, Thai health, Thai-no fat belly) • Media• Collaboration with FDA and Professional Association on consumer education
    • Response from Food Regulator: Thailand FDAFact based nutrition labeling adopted by Thai-FDA, standardformat was finalized by the Food CommitteePress conference on FDA decision• April 1, 2011: Public Hearing at Miracle Grand, proposed format still in discussion• April 7, 2011: Food Committee meeting to finalized requirement GDA for Snacks Different from currently voluntary • % Energy based on 2000 kcal • Display total sugar with its percentage based on recommended daily intake (finalized at 65 g/day)Come into enforcement on Aug 24, 2012
    • Voluntary GDA Labeling from IndustriesHyper marketTesco (3 tablets without Na) Carrefour (per 100 ml/day) Big C (local hyper market) Energy Fat Sugar SodiumCP (largest food company in Thailand) Frozen foods
    • Consumer Education on Understanding GDA Cooperation of Thailand FDA and Federation of Thai IndustryGDA Road Show with FDAConducted in 30 locations in Bangkok and 4 major citiesNutrition education booklet by Thai DieteticAssociation for health educators (Nation wide)
    • Marketing Restriction for Food for Infant and Young ChildrenAge Group 0–6m 7 – 12 m 13 – 18 m 19 – 24 m 25 – 30 m 31 – 36 m 37 – 42 m 43 – 48 m IF FO GUMWHO Code IF FO GUMCurrent ThaiFDA Practice IF FO GUMTH Code proposedby DOH and NHA Period of “Breast Milk Substitute” and subject to marketing restriction PNMA Position: - Retain the control of breast milk substitute up to 1 year or - GUM and supplementary food are not “Breast Milk Substitute”
    • Lesson Learned Private sector either international or local can contribute to tackle nutrition issue Global commitment shall cascade to the fields and across functions Industrial alignment in all levels is the keys Single policy across industry Work with regional and international to make significant impact Strong commitment shall be effectively sustain with tangible outcome Public-Private Partnership is the key of success