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DOST strengthens food safety in NorMin

The Department of Science and Technology-X trained the representatives from the Northern Mindanao Food Safety Regulation Coordinating Board (FSRCB-X) to become Food Safety trainers on April 29-30, 2019.

One of the purposes of the activity is to form a pool of Food Safety trainers who can be tapped by the industries and MSMEs in the region by using a harmonized training manual.

The training manual included topics about Food Safety Hazards, Basic Food Hygiene, and current Good Manufacturing Practices.

It also aims to capacitate stakeholders in the use of science and risk-based analysis in compliance with food safety regulations, promote food safety awareness, and address food safety issues and concerns in Northern Mindanao.

The trained Food Safety trainers are expected to conduct series of Food Safety trainings that are lined up for MSMEs, hotels, restaurants, street vendors, and other food handlers.

The primary objective of the FSRCB-X is to promote and enhance collaboration between the various government agencies, the local government units (LGUs), and the private sector in addressing food safety concerns and issues in the region per RA 1061.

To know more about Food Safety trainings, contact DOST-X through landline at (088) 858-3931 or through Facebook at facebook.com/dostregion10/.

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