(AGI) Beijing, Oct 15 - Food safety, quality of food productionand consumer health are issues on which Italy and China havebuilt a fruitful relationship over the years, to be renewed onFriday with the "Third China-Italy Food Safety Dialogue". Theevent has been organised by the Italian Embassy in China inpartnership with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)and with the contribution of the Italian Institute for ForeignTrade (ICE), the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China and ChinaEconomic Net, on the occasion of World Food Day. This year willbe dedicated to pigmeat in particular and the conditions topromote true excellence, inspired by the innovative productionprocesses used successfully in Italy. Inaugurated byAmbassador Ettore Francesco Sequi, and Vice President of theCFDA Guo Wenqi, the event will include representatives from theItalian Ministry of Health and Italian and Chineseassociations. It will discuss not only the traceability ofproducts, the cold chain and appropriate consumer informationcampaigns but also access to the Chinese market for Italianfood products and regulatory systems to ensure food safety. Theafternoon will also include a session dedicated to the exchangeof information and experience between meat sector businesses inthe two countries. The initiative is a follow-up to theagenda agreed between Rome and Beijing at the Joint Commissionin March, attended by Deputy Minister of Economic Development,Carlo Calenda, and to the government committee in April,co-chaired by Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni. It also fits inthe broader context of cooperation between the authorities ofthe two countries, to continue with an inspection by theChinese import quality control authority (AQSIQ) of pigfactories in Northern Italy. The aim is to open further therespective domestic markets by overcoming existing barriers totrade; the hopeful scenario includes authorisation of Italianpigmeat for export to China. (AGI) . .