French Pavilion-promotion of French Culture and dining

French Pavilion-promotion of French Culture and dining

The food crisis in Asia has caused frequent problems, leading to consumers paying more attention in food safety and product’s quality. France has a very complete food safety management and agricultural production laws providing an effective protection system. In 2015 its export trade brought in 250 million euros which showed the acceptance of French products in the international market. In a move to promote qualitative French dining and agro-food products to Taiwanese food & beverage manufacturers, traders, and service providers as well as the public, the French Trade Commission BusinessFrance presents the “French Pavilion” during the 2016 Food Taipei Exhibition. "In a recent meeting with the President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan and France extend more cooperation in agriculture and expect to make an annual dialogue with the two countries, Ministry of Agriculture, " said Director Guidée at the opening of the seminar. Due to a series of food safety-related scandals in the past years, hygiene, safety, and traceability for food ingredients have become a prominent topic in Taiwan. France, as a pioneer with extensive experience and accomplishments in relevant areas, for example the establishment of the Appellation d’Origine Contôlée (AOC and now AOP system), share its expertise during a seminar titled “Food Safety, Traceability and Labels of Quality for French Food Products: Applied to the case of French processed meats” on June 24, with contributions from Ms. Heloise Pestel, Deputy Head of International Relation Department of DGPE, Ms. Carole Ly and Mr. Charles Martins-ferreira, Regional Counsellor and Deputy Regional Counsellor for Agricultural Affairs at the French Ministry of Agriculture, Ms. Cécile Franchois, Representative and expert from the French National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO), Mr. David Bazergue, Director of the French Association of Processed Meats, and Mr. Kenny Lin, lead auditor at Bureau Veritas Taiwan.