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The 1st Scientific Panel Meeting of ASEAN Risk Assessment Centre for Food Safety (ARAC)

The 1st Scientific Panel Meeting of ASEAN Risk Assessment Centre for Food Safety (ARAC) “Risk Assessment on Total Aflatoxins (AFT) and Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) through the Consumption of Peanut and Corn” was held in ARAC Office, Putrajaya from 26 – 27 October 2016. The Meeting was attended by 22 participants consisting of nine (9) Scientific Committee members from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand; three (3) ARAC Secretariat and 10 observers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos and ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE) as the funder.

1st panel meeting

Ms Kwanyuen Sripaoraya from Thailand and Dr Hanifah Nuryani Lioe from Indonesia have been elected as the Chair and Vice-Chair of this Scientific Panel respectively, whilst Dr Nurul Izzah Ahmad from Malaysia has been appointed by the Chair as the rapporteur of this Scientific Panel.

2 day meeting

This 2-day meeting had discussed on the implementation of risk assessment work on Total Aflatoxins (AFT) and Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) through the Consumption of Peanut and Corn” and agreed on:

  • approaches for the risk assessment based on the risk questions and available data and information;
  • workplan and timeline for the completion of the risk assessment tasks; and
  • format for the risk assessment report.

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