ITS SAFE Updates

Once again, ITS SAFE (Integrated Technology, Systems and Support Amenities for Food Enterprises) Center has extended its helpful arms to the stakeholders of the Abatan River Community Life Cruise. Five (5) organizations were given two consecutive trainings on Food Preparation and Basic Food Safety which was held at Victoria’s Farm, Balilihan, Bohol. These trainings were conducted to prepare them for the Abatan River Cruise.

The ITS SAFE Project Manager, Ms. Yoradyl E. Israel, together with the BCCI President, Ms. Marietta S. Gasatan also attended the five (5)-day training/workshop on the Sector Unit Approach conducted by AFOS and German bfz. This is still part of the WE CAN Project of Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Ms. Israel focused on the Food Sector while Ms. Gasatan focused on Tourism.

The Bohol Food Safety Team, together with Ms. Vina Antopina of DOST-Bohol, and ITS SAFE Staff were in Metro Manila last June 24-26, 2010 for the plant visits on HACCP and ISO 22000:2005 certified food companies. This is one of the team’s learning activities which is to observe actual operations and documentations on HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and ISO 22000:2005 (Food Safety Management Systems).

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