Posted on December 07, 2017

Boecker®, the leading public health services company in the Middle East, along with Al Rayyan Municipality represented by the Municipal Control Department conducted an “Implementation of Food Safety Measures in restaurants and food companies- Induction to HACCP Training Workshop’ for professionals across Qatar’s F&B industry.

The one-day event was hosted at Al Rayyan Municipality Convention Theatre and focused on food safety hazards and Understanding the principles of the HACCP system. Food specialists from other municipalities,  restaurants and coffee shops managers across Qatar came together to learn more about the latest technologies, innovations, protocols and techniques in food safety.

The training workshop offered attendees an induction to HACCP Session, a globally recognized system that addresses food safety through the identification, analysis and control of microbiological, chemical, physical and allergy-related hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the end product. During the in-depth interactive workshop, Boecker® trainer guided the group through the latest food safety tools and their uses, hazards and challenges currently facing the industry, the legal requirements and principles of HACCP – as well as guidelines on how to prepare for its full implementation.

“Firstly, on behalf of Boecker team, I would like to thank The Ministry of Municipality and Environment in the State of Qatar represented by Al Rayyan Municipality for their participation in this initiative and for the great efforts put to make this event a successful one.” said Carla Ghaleb, Boecker® Qatar Country Manager. “Knowing how to properly handle, prepare and store food and in-depth knowledge of food safety is crucial for food businesses. Hazards should be controlled and critical control points should be monitored in order to prevent foodborne illnesses that cause harm to public health”

The event was attended by Mr. Majed Borhan Al Zaidan, Health Control Section Head, representor of Al Rayyan Municipality Director who welcomed the attendees to the workshop and introduced Boecker® trainers, then began his presentation by updating the attendees on the latest food safety policies and violations, and outlined penalties incurred for breaking the rules. “We are committed to ensuring that all those who work in the F&B sector are fully educated on, and compliant with, the highest standards of food safety and best practices as we strive to safeguard public health, and provide safe food for customers” said Mr. Al Zaidan.

Mr. Al Zaidan also thanked Boecker® on behalf of Al Rayyan municipality for sharing its expertise with Qatar’s food professionals and stressed that this event is only one of many initiatives that will be launched by the Municipality, given the importance of raising the level of health awareness across all who work in the food sector.