Agricultural Innovation for Resiliency Conference

On August 17, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond spoke at the Agricultural Innovation for Resiliency conference. Organized by USDA and  USAID Asia  , the conference gathered experts and government officials from around the region to share international best practices and tools for boosting agricultural resiliency. Increased agricultural innovation and resiliency have the potential to strengthen food security ...
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Blue Diamond Launches “Almond Breeze”, Dairy-Free Milk Made from California Almonds

On June 28, 2017, Mr. Paul Welcher, Agricultural Attaché of U.S. Department of Agriculture joined Blue Diamond Growers, a U.S. almond-growing agricultural cooperative based in Sacramento, California, at their launch event for Blue Diamond Almond Breeze in Thailand. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, is a healthy dairy-free alternative to milk which is now available in 7-11s ...
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FDA Launches Online Applications for Third-Party Accreditation Body Recognition

The Food and Drug Administration has launched a website where organizations can apply to be recognized as a third-party accreditation body. Foreign governments and agencies or private third parties may apply to be recognized. Accreditation bodies recognized by the FDA will have the ability to accredit third-party certification bodies, also known as third-party auditors. Certification ...
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Show Your Love the USA Salmon

Crab and Claw Executive Chef Colin Stevens created a delicious U.S. wild-caught salmon dinner for Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond and his wife Dusadee, as well as select guests. Through the meal, attendees learned how to prepare and distinguish the special flavor characteristics of Keta, King, and Sockeye Salmon – three salmon varieties found in the ...
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American Taste on The Beach

On April 28, U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Foreign Agricultural Service launched the American Taste on The Beach Burger Festival at Central Festival Pattaya. The event kicked off with The “Great American Burger Competition”, where ten chefs from Pattaya’s top burger restaurants battled each other with their own special menu created with U.S. beef, U.S. potatoes, California ...
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The Distinctive Flavours of America with American Food

Ambassador Davies joined food and beverage professionals across Bangkok April 7 to hear from Chef Chom, Executive Chef of the Pomodoro Group and Culinary Institute of America graduate, describe the best methods for pairing American foods and beverages based on his extensive experience at several Michelin Star restaurants. He was joined by Steve Bashore, a ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond on Channel 3 Family’s Jaew

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined well-known Thai Chef Ian Kittichai on Channel 3 Family’s Jaew program to introduce creative dishes made from U.S. potatoes. Chef Ian recently won the “Spud Nation Throw down” cooking contest at Potato Expo 2017 held in San Francisco. The Chef featured his wining dish – U.S. beef massaman ...
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Launch of Greyhound Café’s New American Menu

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined Greyhound Café Managing Director Pornsiri Rojmeta and a group of media and food bloggers for a special luncheon to celebrate the launch of Greyhound Café’s new American menu. Under the theme, “A Taste from the Heart,” Greyhound Café’s Executive Chef Harit Vejakul created 12 new unique ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond at 3Family

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond appeared on a live broadcast of Jaew, 3Family (Ch. 13) and to discuss the extraordinary success of the American Burger Festival. He introduced the Burger Competition winners and highlighted several U.S. food and agricultural products imported to Thailand. Did you know that the United States and Thailand have a ...
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American Food, Fun and Family Fair: Episode 2

On August 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond launched the American Burger Festival Episode 2 at the American Food, Fun, and Family Fair at Central World. The event kicked off with The “Great American Burger Competition 2016” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture attracted thousands of hungry people at CentralWorld eager to sample burgers, snacks, ...
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FAS Administrator Karsting in Thailand

On August 10, 2016, U.S. Embassy Bangkok welcomed Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator Phil Karsting to Thailand. FAS Administrator Karsting met with Thammachart Seafood team who is the leading importer of U.S. seafood such as U.S. king salmon, Alaska king crab, cod fish, lobster, oysters, and more. A highlight of FAS Administrator Karsting’s visit was ...
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