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Can China’s Food Safety Be Fixed?

International Roundtable

August 16, 2007: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

The food safety process in China is broken. The supply chain is badly fragmented. There are no consistent standards for food quality and safety.

Where

Gleacher Center
608
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

In the aftermath of media coverage of recalls of food, tires, and toys from China, could China’s problems keep it from being becoming the next superpower? The food safety process in China is broken. The supply chain is badly fragmented. There are no consistent standards for food quality and safety. There is inadequate inspection and ineffective enforcement. The logistics process for cold chain is in its infancy with widespread failures that ruin quality and pose a health risk to most consumers. When failure occurs, retailer and manufacturer brands are highly vulnerable to consumer backlash. Who will fix the food safety process in China? What are the implications for China’s exports and American consumers? Is the food safety clash a ‘taste’ of trade battles ahead? James Morehouse will present the study that AT Kearney gave at the CIES Annual World Food Business Summit in Shanghai in June 2007.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online
Register By Phone: 847 310 0412
Subscribe Web Address: http://www.chicagogsb.edu/alumni/roundtable/international/membership.aspx

Deadline: 8/16/2007

Program

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: presentation

8:00 PM-9:15 PM: drinks at Midway Club

Speaker Profiles

James Morehouse (Speaker)
Senior Partner, AT Kearney Inc.
http://www.atkearney.com

Questions

Karl L. Buschmann 

847.310.0412

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