30 April 2021 | News
FRESH will provide new food safety support and complement existing efforts under the Singapore Food Story
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Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), in partnership with the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), officially launched the Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) hosted at NTU on April 27, 2021.
Witnessed by Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, NTU President Professor Subra Suresh, A*STAR Chairman Chan Lai Fung and SFA Chairman Lim Chuan Poh, the FRESH collaboration agreement was signed by NTU Senior Vice President (Research) Professor Lam Khin Yong, A*STAR CEO Frederick Chew, and SFA CEO Lim Kok Thai at the opening of Food Science and Technology Global 2021 (FST Global 2021) conference.
FRESH is set up to drive food safety research for ‘Food Safety Science & Innovation’ under the Singapore Food Story (SFS) R&D Programme. It is also tasked with helping build local food safety science capabilities in support of Singapore’s growing food innovation ecosystem.
FRESH will provide new food safety support and complement existing efforts under the Singapore Food Story. FRESH will bridge multiple disciplines, which include food science, microbiology, chemistry, toxicology, engineering, and communication sciences and will work with government, academic and industry stakeholders to build a unique collaborative tripartite R&D platform.