From May 16-20, 2016, the Resnick Program will be co-hosting a five-day leadership workshop in Shanghai, China for key officials at all levels of government who have responsibility for the safety of food products in China. The workshop will consist of presentations by distinguished experts from the United States and China, as well as a problem-solving curriculum. Topics and experts will include:
- Introduction to Food Law. Michael T. Roberts, Executive Director of the Resnick Program, together with Professor Huanfang Du, Vice Dean of Renmin University School of Law, and Professor Yangyao Yu, Vice Dean of East China University of Science and Technology School of Law
- Food Fraud and Consumer Protection. Paul Miller, Former Head of Australian Olive Association
- Gutter Oil, Risk Analysis, and Social Media. Dr. David Acheson, Former U.S. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Director, together with Dr. Zhenhua Gu, Vice President of Shanghai FDA
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Governance of Food Safety. Frank Yiannas, VP Food Safety, Walmart, together with Dr. Heping Jian, President of Shanghai Food Association
- Regulation of Food Safety at the Farm Level. Professor Rob Atwill, UC Davis, together with Dr. Shuming Cao, Vice Chairman of China Food Industry Association
The event is co-hosted by the Resnick Program, Renmin University School of Law, and East China University of Science and Technology School of Law.
The Resnick Program launched the China Food Safety Governance Initiative in 2015 to promote cross border collaboration, communication, and mutual learning among food safety professionals and academics in both China and the United States. The Initiative aspires to enhance food governance in China, with the ultimate aim of ensuring safe and healthy food for consumers. Through events as well as research development, the Initiative facilitates discussion among leaders in China on addressing food safety challenges, in order to support the development of effective solutions.