Omanexpo to organise second Food Safety Oman Conference
Food safety and quality are essential components for the protection of public health and economic development. From October 16-17, exhibitions and conference organiser Omanexpo will hold the second Food Safety Oman Conference at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The conference, which elicited an enthusiastic response from industry stakeholders and professionals in its inaugural edition, will once again provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas and strategies among policy makers and various stakeholders on issues relating to food policy and regulations as well as innovative approaches and technological advancements for the assurance of food safety and quality in the sultanate.
The conference programme is overseen by an advisory committee composed of senior food safety experts from Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Khimji Ramdas, High- field Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC), NSF International, Exova, Bureau Veritas, City Seasons Hotel Muscat, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Al Jarwani Hospitality, Renaissance Services SAOG and GWR Food Safety.
The topics cover current relevant issues as Food Safety and Environment, Regulatory Environment, Presenting Best-Practice Case Studies to Help and Identify How to Tackle Critical Issues in Food Safety, Food Handlers Training, Food Inspection, Supply Chain, Logistics and Packaging and New Technologies.
The conference will also feature a brainstorming session between food officers from Muscat Municipality and food safety experts from the private and public sector. The session is aimed at discussing the key factors in improving the health situation of restaurants, developing food inspection systems in the country and enabling and building a sustainable food safety culture in the sultanate. Ammar Ahmed, event director, said, “Food Safety Conference is the only platform in the country for food safety specialists to obtain the latest updates on regional and global trends in the food industry and to enhance professional skills by meeting and hearing from subject matter experts in food safety.”
He added, “With industry experts sharing their knowledge and expertise on food safety practices, this pivotal platform will spearhead a food safety culture in the sultanate. The Food Safety Conference provides an opportunity to build a collaboration among industry experts and learn about how food safety standards will impact your business.”
Food Safety Oman Conference will be held alongside Food and Hospitality Oman Exhibition; it is under the patronage of Muscat Municipality and is supported by official training partners National Hospitality Institute and Food Safety Academy, Khimji Training Institute.