A Food Safety Collaboration between PolyU and Bright Food to Advance Industry Food Safety Standard

Date:08 Nov 2019

On November 8, 2019, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bright Food International Limited (Bright Food) on food safety R&D collaboration in Shanghai during the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE). Both parties have reached a collaborative understanding of the framework for food safety research and development, technology transfer and the intention to establish a joint research laboratory for food safety and technology innovation, based on each networks and resources for technology transfer into practical applications to support the advancement of food safety and quality to benefit a wider community.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Terence Lau, Convener of Food Safety Consortium and Director of Innovation and Technology Development of PolyU, and Mr. Zhi-dong Min, General Manager of Bright International Food Industry Fund (previously Managing Director of Bright Food Hong Kong Limited). The joint research laboratory is committed to the development and testing of agricultural and food innovation technologies, with at least five promising international projects for R&D each year for incubation and application.  Bright Food as the second-largest food conglomerate in China with a comprehensive food supply chain, they would provide resources and support to PolyU researchers and build a mutually beneficial platform with PolyU to advance the transfer of research results into applications through close collaborations among industry, academia and research & development sector. 

Bright Food and PolyU will also synergize the advantages and resources of Shanghai and Hong Kong to build a joint Food Safety and Innovation Technology Training Center to nurture young scientists and talents for food-related industries to contribute to their sustainable development.