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Free SME training on food safety and compliance

Free SME training on food safety and compliance

All Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are invited to attend a two-day training session on Food Safety and Compliance, by Iyalago Food Assurance Consultants in collaboration with Namibia Trade Forum, supported by the Namibian Standards Institution.

The training will be conducted on 23 and 24 February at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Hotel School, from 08:30 to 16:00.

The consultants and facilitators of the training, Vera Iiyambo and Ruth Martinez said prospective participants should RSVP their company profile to [email protected] asap to be listed for the two-day session. Upon completion of the course, the participants will each receive a certificate of attendance, which will be provided at the end of the training.

“The training entails food spoilage and food poisoning, good manufacturing and preventing food contamination, food hygiene requirements, inspections and monitoring techniques, and food preservation methods and packaging,” said the course presenters.

The Iiyambo and Martinez said companies who want to join the training should be registered as MSMEs or SMEs, produce packaged food which is ready for export or distribution in the retail market, and must have existing recipes and products developed and sold as packaged.

“Companies who use any preservation methods, companies who manufacture food and distribute food, can apply,” they said.

Only one representative per company can be accommodated and the training is free.


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