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Food safety summit February 20-21


The F ood Safety Summit 2019, on the theme “Food Safety: A Key to Financial Success”, will be held Feb. 20-21 at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, initiated by the Negrense Food Consultancy Group and the Association of Negros Producers-Foundation for Enterprise Development Inc.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. Stakeholders, key players, and experts in the food industry are invited to the conference that aims to provide local government units, tourism officers, food businesses, and the academe with information about food safety practices, including the latest innovations, national and local laws and regulations, and food-related opportunities as a means to gain business success, a press release said.

There will be a panel discussion on “How Complying with Food Safety Standards Improved My Business”, with restaurateurs Nestor Evaristo of Aboy’s, Dr. Anabel Villanueva Salacata of 26 Herb Garden, and Dr. Albert Jo of Rapha Valley Wellness and Nature Spa.

Christine Mansinares, Negros Occidental provincial tourism officer, will talk on “Food Tourism and The Role of Food Safety”, while Adonis Traje, former agriculture sector technical coordinator of AFOS Foundation, will discuss “Food Safety in Farm Tourism”, the press release also said.

Other topics include “The Local Government Unit Experience: How Having the City Vendors Trained in Food Safety Improved the Community” by Frances Mae Llamas, LEIPO head of Talisay City, and “How Complying with Food Safety Standards Improved Their Business” by food processors selling locally and abroad.

The basics of “Food Safety as a Commercial Challenge” will be discussed by Leopoldo Radan, a food safety consultant and a registered chemist, “Why We Need the Yellow Card: The Importance of the Sanitation Code for your Business Improvement” by the Bacolod City Health, “Food Safety Acceptable Designs for Kitchens” by architect Ziebert Pestaño, also a food safety consultant, and “Financial Assistance to Upgrade the Company’s Food Safety Compliance” by the Landbank of the Philippines.

For inquiries, those interested may contact Christian May Grandez-Jalique at 0925-8678078 or 034-4341000, or email her at nfcg.anpfedi@gmail.com, the press release added.*


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