Professor Zhongli Pan to serve as center director for the World Food Center-China

World Food Center
Wang Qingli, Vice Mayor, Zhuhai City
Ralph Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Davis
Back row from left to right:
Zhongli Pan, Director, World Food Center – China, UC Davis
Chen Linhao,Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation,
Ministry of Science and Technology
Yu Jun, Director, FDA, China
Liu Jia, Member of CPC Committee, Zhuhai City
Zhang Zhaofeng, Manager, Department of Society Development
Jiang Ling, Mayor, Zhuhai City
Zhang Laiwu, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
Roger Beachy, Executive Director, World Food Center, UC Davis
Christopher Hickey, FDA Country Director – China, US Department of Health and Human Services
Jiang Danping, Deputy Director, Department of Rural Science and
Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology
Yang Jiangyue, Deputy Director, Communications, China, Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation
Zhang Song, Manager, Department of Rural Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology

Officials from the city of Zhuhai, China, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of understanding on May 26 to establish the World Food Center-China.

The WFC-China will be the central office for coordinating research and training activities in food safety for various Sino-U.S. Joint Research Centers across the country. A facility for the center is being developed in a newly created economic zone in Zhuhai’s Guangdong province, a region known for its technology industry, economic vitality and proximity to Hong Kong.

“China has placed a very high priority on improving the safety of its food and restoring confidence in consumers here and around the world,” said Roger Beachy, executive director of the UC Davis World Food Center. “We will measure success by the reduced incidence of unsafe foods in China in coming years.”

Zhongli Pan, an adjunct professor in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, will serve as the center director.

Read more about this at the World Food Center website, and on UC Davis News.