JANUARY 21, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) January 20th 2015 marks the launch date of the Lebanese Food Safety Training Center that was announced last December as a joint initiative by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Lebanon and the Lebanese Franchise Association who have chosen Boecker®the leading provider of a holistic range of Public Health services and GWR consulting as the parties in charge of running the Training Center.
Bookings for the weekly sessions at the Center have started early January, and so far the first 5 sessions are fully booked. The trainings are provided Free of Charge to all food handlers from all the regions in Lebanon in response to the food safety surge lead by ministry of public health.
Boecker® launched the first session of the trainings where it provided the first part of the Foundation Level in Food Safety principles followed by GWR consulting who provided the second part and closing the session.
The first group of 45 food handlers representing some of the most renowned food establishments attended the inaugural training session that covered the basic principles of food safety from contamination hazards to personal hygiene, pest control, temperature control and food poisoning.
Speaking about the importance of this initiative, Bana Kobrosly, Lebanon Country Manager at Boecker®, commented, “We are just starting off our food safety training sessions with the intent to increase the knowledge and skills of food handlers to assure safe wholesome food to the consumer,” adding that “the first session generated a big interest amongst participants and we are looking forward for the upcoming sessions.”
The training inaugurated by Boecker® proved to be of great value in line with the food safety campaign being implemented. The five upcoming training sessions are already fully booked. All Food and Beverage employees and food handlers are invited to participate in these free trainings, covering critical areas of food safety that will help them maintain appropriate food safety management standards.
Boecker is the Middle East’s largest Public Health Company providing a holistic range of products and services covering Pest Management, Food Safety and Biosecurity.
Founded in 1994, Boecker® provides Integrated Pest Management with the highest international standards for business and residential clients, as well as Food Safety consultancy, trainings, tools and Biosecurity services across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Nigeria and Jordan.
Boecker Food Safety, a registered training center with Royal Society for Public Health – RSPH and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health – CIEH, provides food hygiene training recognized by the leading regulatory bodies worldwide. Boecker’s professional consultancy services cover the delicate aspects of building safe food systems like the GCP, HACCP, ISO22000, and QPA.
Boecker services are ISO9001:2008 certified, and all of its used products are EPA approved and licensed by local authorities.
SOURCE: National News Agency- Lebanon