Australia & Singapore signed agreement

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Last week, Food Science Australia - a joint venture between CSIRO
and the Australian Industry Science Centre (AFISC) - and Singapore
Productivity...

Last week, Food Science Australia - a joint venture between CSIRO and the Australian Industry Science Centre (AFISC) - and Singapore Productivity & Standards Board (PSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost food exports, reports Industry Search. "PSB can provide assistance using their local knowledge to get Australian food products onto the shelf of supermarkets in Singapore quickly,"​ Dr Alvin Lee from Food Science Australia said. "The agreement can also benefit Singapore companies wanting to export to Australia. This will assist companies from Singapore and Australia to get a foothold in the respective countries' markets and provide new export opportunities."​ PSB Corporation represents CSIRO's equivalent research organisation in Singapore. Recently privatised, they do research and operate as a standards and quality monitoring organisation for products coming into Asia. One of the first outcomes of this agreement is the establishment at PSB of a quality testing process for Australian milk going into Singapore,. This will allow PSB to act as an independent assessor. The agreement aims to benefit food companies in Singapore as well. Australia's stringent quarantine standards for imported food products can pose a hurdle for Asian companies wanting to export to Australia, Dr Lee said. To help them meet these standards, Food Science Australia and PSB are cooperating to set up an Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) approved course in food processing techniques. Source: Industry Search

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