Food Safety Control Measures in Developing Asian Countries

The report is structured as follows: Firstly, a general overview of the necessity for a credible food safety system in the ASEAN region is provided. In the second part, the report examines the food safety concerns of consumers in each of the selected countries. Thirdly, the study gauges Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar’s readiness for the ASEAN food safety harmonisation process. The report also analyses Bangladesh’s experience with food safety control measures and COs. Best practices from Malaysia and Thailand are then discussed as possible ways to strengthen and enhance activities in the four surveyed countries. Lastly, recommendations are offered and conclusions drawn. This report is supplemented with individual country reports for the countries surveyed (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Bangladesh).