Food safety progress for Oman
Muscat’s Food Safety Consultancy (FSC) has been the first training centre in the Middle East authorised to award the Menu-Safe management diploma to managers and supervisors in the hospitality and catering industry.
Businesses that successfully implement the system will receive formal Menu-Safe certification in HACCP and GHP.
According to an FSC spokesperson, the centre’s Menu-Safe management training will comprise “a unique one-day training course providing the skills and knowledge required for businesses to implement the system”. Courses will be held regularly throughout the year, with three dates scheduled in February.
FSC will also offer a Menu-Safe drop-in centre - a free fortnightly session providing additional support to businesses implementing Menu-Safe and helping to build a food safety management community in Muscat.
The Menu-Safe food safety management system was launched in Oman in October 2008. It is based on a new methodology developed in the UK and subsequently recognised internationally by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and locally in Oman by the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources.
Trainers at FSC hold postgraduate qualifications in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and include professionals from the catering and enforcement sectors.