Mars Opens Global Food Safety Center to Help Solve Challenges of Feeding the World

Mars Opens Global Food Safety Center to Help Solve Challenges of Feeding the World

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:45am

CONTENT: Press Release

MCLEAN, Virginia and HUAIROU, China,  September 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Convening governments, Associates and industry peers, Mars, Incorporated held the grand opening of the Global Food Safety Center in Huairou China on September 24, 2015. A pioneering, $15 million facility, the Mars Global Food Safety Center aims to raise global food safety standards through pre-competitive research and training. We believe that addressing food safety challenges will lead to better access, availability and nutrition, reducing food waste and increasing overall quality of life for generations of families around the world. But we can’t do it alone. The Mars Global Food Safety Center calls on academics, governments, NGOs and our competitors to partner with us and collaborate on this research because safer food benefits us all.

The Center will leverage insights and expertise from over 60 Mars partnerships, dedicated to innovative, sustainable and responsible food safety practices. These partnerships, among many others, include the World Food Programme (WFP), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), and the IBM/Mars Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain.

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Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history and some of the best-loved brands in the world including M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, DOUBLEMINT® and UNCLE BEN’S®. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars has more than $33 billion in sales from six diverse business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. More than 75,000 Associates across 73 countries are united by the company’s Five Principles: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom and strive every day to create relationships with stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of as a company. 

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