KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As food contamination issues increase alarmingly in Malaysia, it is crucial to advocate the consumers on raising the bar on food safety and hygiene standards from farm to fork. Rentokil Initial, a global leader in pest control and hygiene solutions, is committed to be an advocator for this cause and recently
invited customers from various sectors to attend the Pest and Total Hygiene (PATH) workshop at Jen Hotel in Penang and Double Tree by Hilton in Johor Bahru on the 5th and 9th of July respectively. Meanwhile, the workshop in Kuala Lumpur was held at Aloft Hotel on the 11th July. The theme for 2018 workshop was "Achieving Sustainable Supply Chain Risk Management".
In the supply chain system, everyone plays a significant role in ensuring food safety standards. Contamination can happen at any point along the supply chain – from raw material, production, distribution and right up till it reaches customer’s plate. The causes of food contamination can be hard to trace, and varies from pest infestation, unhygienic food handling practices and also storage issue. One of the recent cases of food contaminations that happened along the supply chain was in April 2018, when the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia recalled two brands of canned sardine from China due to contaminated with dead worms.
In the PATH Workshop, Carol Lam, the Managing Director of RI Malaysia said, "The world population is going to reach 8.6 billion by year 2030 and due to globalised supply chain, the supply chain risk management has become more challenging than ever. This is why Big Data and science-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) together with good hygiene practices can come together to help you in achieving sustainable supply chain risk."
As new technology continues to innovate the food processes, transparency and tractability of data are becoming more important to ensure food safety standards are complied. In the recent PATH Workshop, Rentokil Initial has also collaborated with Ministry of Health (MOH) and global food safety audit body, AIB International to share on food safety legislation as well as pre-requisite requirements.
Having identified the issue of food contaminations, MoH continues to emphasise on the importance of adhering to food safety legislations. Partnership between government and key players of various industries in the supply chain will ultimately help to have better proactive approach in managing food safety risks in Malaysia.
"In achieving food safety standards, all industries in the supply chain are required to fulfil the Pre-Requisite Programme (PRP) through implementation of pre-requisite food safety programmes such as sanitation, good manufacturing practice (GMP), allergen control, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and others. IPM is one of the most crucial components and Rentokil Initial addresses the needs of pest control through the execution of ERDM- Execution, Restriction, Destruction and Monitoring process," said Anthony Raschke, the QA Director of AIB International.
If you want to minimise risk of food contamination in your business, it is important to engage the right partner for your pest control management and hygiene solutions. Rentokil Initial, a trusted pest control and hygiene solutions partner, believes in protecting people and enhancing lives always.
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