ARISE Plus developed and delivered a training course to support ASEAN Health Officials in building capacity of Member States for Food Safety Risk communication, The four days training course was delivered virtually from 25-28 April 2022, with participation of more than forty experts from ASEAN Member-States. The training course was developed in close consultation with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Health Cluster 4 -Ensuring Food Safety, a grouping of health officials representing the ASEAN Member States.
The objective of the training course was to enhance knowledge on risk communication practices to better serve the needs of regulators and food industry and understand the practical approach for risk communication strategies including global best practices. The case study scenarios delivered during the training provided an opportunity for participants to understand the role of stakeholders involved throughout the food chain e.g., producers, food business operators, regulatory authorities, consumers and cross border risk communicators
The training material from the course will be reviewed and improved based on the feedback from the pilot training and was the fifth course in the series of food safety trainings developed for ASEAN. All the course material will be compiled and provided to ASEAN Secretariat and to training institutions in ASEAN for future use.