Bukidnon entreps trained on food safety
Entrepreneurs from various Bukidnon cities and municipalities underwent a recent food safety training in Malaybalay City. The Department of Science and Technology recently capacitated 30 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Bukidnon via a training that aimed to equip MSMEs with insights on various areas covered by current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), including food safety regulatory requirements during production.
The training gathered 57 participants from Bukidnon municipalities such as Talakag, Baungon, Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Damulog, Lantapan, Manolo Fortich, Valencia City, and Malaybalay City.
The participants operate in the food processing industry, which makes the training a must as it addresses critical aspects like food safety, quality control, regulatory compliance, consumer confidence, and employee empowerment.
The resource person emphasized the significance of being aware of cGMP principles and stressed that implementing these practices would ensure the safety and quality of products. Meanwhile, a DOST official highlighted the importance of obtaining FDA certification for food manufacturers, to which the cGMP training was the first step.
Through the consultancy program of DOST, food processors aim to acquire their License to Operate from the Food and Drug Administration. (with a report and photo supplied by the Philippine Information Agency – Bukidnon)