Come and Meet the Principal Stakeholders of the EU Food and Drink Sector

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                                  SOMMET ALIMENTAIRE EUROPÉEN
                                         European Food Summit
                                  BRUSSELS, 11-12 APRIL 2002
    "Quality for a Confident Consumer" - It is under this banner
that the next European Food Summit will take place at the Palais des
Expositions in Brussels on 11 and 12 April 2002 under the aegis of
the CIAA, the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the
    The Food and Drink Industry is the first industrial sector and one
of the main employers and exporters in the European Union.    
    How do the various actors, from the farm to the fork, assume their
responsibilities in the field of safety ? Why does the European Food
and Drink Industry have reason to be proud of its products ? How do
our overseas neighbours tackle the challenge of quality ? How has the
consumer's  perception of quality evolved over recent years ?
    You will find the answer to these questions and to many others at
the Sommet Alimentaire Européen (European Food Summit), the
Conference and Exhibition of the European Food and Drink Industry.
    The theme of food quality will be developed during the Summit with
high-level specialists representing the various links of the food
chain. The CEOs of some of the biggest European food companies will
detail the concrete measures put in place by the industry to
guarantee quality. You will learn about the results of a survey
carried out especially for the Summit about the evolution of
attitudes and of behaviour of consumers in Europe.
    Amongst the numerous speakers will be Franz FISCHLER, European
Commissioner for agriculture; David BYRNE, European Commissioner for
Health and Consumer Protection, as well as Antony BURGMANS, CEO of
Unilever; Peter BRABECK-LETMATHE, CEO of Nestlé; and Sir Richard
GEORGE, Managing Director of WEETABIX.    
    The Exhibition, alongside the conference, will illustrate concrete
examples of solutions developed by suppliers of the Food and Drink
Industry to control and guarantee safety and quality.
    For the third time, the European Food Summit is being organised in
close co-operation with the CIAA (Confederation of the Food and Drink
Industries of the EU), spokesman of the European Food and Drink
Industry towards the European and International Institutions.
    For more information, consult
ots Originaltext: CIAA
Interested journalists can register free of charge at the following
e-mail address:, or contact the CIAA for
more information (Thierry Dieu: Tel. +32/2/508'10'24, E-Mail:

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