EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst speaks at the Arab Food and Quality Forum in Beirut, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Arab Forum for Food Safety and Quality opened Wednesday, bringing together food industry leaders and lawmakers from across the Arab world to exchange knowledge and harmonize safety standards at a regional level.Since November the Health Ministry has exposed establishments with faulty hygiene practices, bringing attention to the dire state of food safety in Lebanon.Jaffan emphasized the need for worker training to sustain the ministry's progress. He said that he hopes the event will lead to better synchronization of food safety among Arab states. Salam addressed the crowd during the forum's opening ceremony. He praised the Health Ministry's work on bringing food safety to the nation's attention. Kassar added that there is still progress to be made with regard to improving safety standards for food establishments.
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