On Tuesday the 27th of March 2018 a workshop took place at the Grand Serail in Beirut under the title “Food Safety in Lebanon: Needs, Governance, and Enforcement”.
The general aim of the workshop was to discuss the present law on Food Safety in Lebanon and the decrees related to it.
The workshop was organised by the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil peace, and in collaboration with the Committee on Food Safety at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
The workshop took place under the patronage of H.E. Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The workshop included five sessions; the first session was the opening session where a number of speakers had opening words who are; Dr. Antoine Massara - President of the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, MP Yassin Jaber - Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on follow up of the implementation of Laws, H.E. Fouad Fleifel, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers. This session was facilitated by Lawyer Rabih KAYS.
The second session included many topics and a number of speakers had contributions at this session who are; Speaker: Dr. Hussein Dib who have presented a power point on Modern Food Safety Law from principles to Governance and Enforcement; Dr. Elie Bou Yazbeck and Mrs. Mariam Eid who have presented together a power point on Committee that is following Food Safety related Issues: Vision, objectives, and achievements.
The third session also included many topics and also a number of speakers have contributed to this session who are: Dr. Hussein Hassan who have discussed the Transparency in the Modern Food Safety Law and its Role in Promoting Governance and enforcement; Dr. Rita Yaacoub who had a presentation about Risk Analysis Principle: Assessment, Management and Communication.
The fourth session as well included many topics and also a number of speakers have contributed to this session who are: Mrs. Lena Dargham who had a presentation about Good Practices between Mandatory and Optional Approaches; Mr. Mounir Bissat who had a presentation about Food Production Sector: toward an integrated public-private relationship; and Dr. Nada Nehme who had a presentation on Role of the consumer in promoting food Safety Management System. This session was presided by H.E. MP Shant Chinchinian.
The Fifth and last session was allocated for synthesis and recommendation where Dr. Antoine Messara, President of the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace had presented some guidelines as a synthesis to this last session.