GWC has celebrated the 2021 edition of World Food Safety Day (WFSD) by organising interactive training and awareness sessions for its employees, highlighting this year’s theme, 'Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow'.
"As the leading logistics and cold chain provider in Qatar, GWC has been an integral part of the nation’s food supply chain for many years. GWC continues to provide end-to-end logistics support for food imports in terms of sampling, inspection as per the procedures set forth by the Ministry of Public Health and Customs clearance, followed by cold chamber warehousing and distribution to end-use destinations," the company said in a statement, stressing that its WFSD initiative "reiterated its commitment to food safety standards".
The training session emphasised how safe food is a shared responsibility between producers, governments, importers, retailers and every person who handles food during the course of this supply chain. Various interactive activities were conducted by GWC’s certified in-house experts to impart knowledge about safe food handling to deliver safe and healthy food to the consumer.
“Our goal is enabling food safety from farm to the table, and a highly trained workforce is imperative for this purpose,” said Ranjeev Menon, GWC’s Group CEO. “These sessions will help in adding to our collective awareness about the subject of food safety.”
With ISO 22000:2018 certification for Food Safety Management System since 2007, GWC has long been a champion of setting high standards of quality, including those for food safety, the statement notes. This "dedication to quality in storage and delivery of food consignments" has led to it being trusted by retail and food distribution outlets in Qatar. GWC’s in-house experts spotlighted these best practices and guided attendees to diligently follow them at every stage in an effort to reduce the burden of foodborne diseases resulting from unsafe food handling practices.
“GWC is a bona fide expert in food and cold chain logistics, and it is our endeavor to constantly monitor the safety of food in storage and during transit using enhanced systems,” added Menon. “Our warehousing and logistics services are consistent with Qatar’s food security and safety guidelines to counter any threats to food security.”
Resonating with the objectives of this global initiative by WHO and FAO, GWC observed the third edition of World Food Safety Day on an educational note.Last updated: June 12 2021 11:03 PM
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