Food safety experts discussed Oman food safety practices and food safety culture in an advisory board meeting ahead of the Food Safety Oman Conference, to be held later this year.
The meeting was organised by Omanexpo at the National Institute in Wadi Kabir, and highlighted the importance of food safety for the protection of public health and economic development in Oman.
The advisory committee comprises senior food safety experts from: Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, Khimji Ramdas, NSF International, Exova, Bureau Veritas, City Seasons Hotel Muscat, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Al Jarwani Hospitality, Renaissance Services SAOG and GWR Food Safety.
Robert McLean, principal, National Hospitality Institute, commented: “The advisory committee is dedicated to improving the food safety environment in the country.”
Organised by Omanexpo, the second edition of Food Safety Oman Conference will take place on 16 – 18 October at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre in Muscat.
The annual food safety platform provides an avenue for the exchange of ideas and strategies among policy makers and various stakeholders in the Sultanate on issues relating to food policy and regulations.
Food Safety Oman Conference is expected to attract food and beverage manufacturers, processors, producers, retailers, catering and restaurant services, testing laboratories, importing/exporting, packaging and processing technology providers, vendors and government representatives.
The latest policies, regulations, innovative approaches and technological advancements for assurance of food safety and quality in the Sultanate will be topics up for discussion at the event.
It will also provide a platform for learning, networking and sharing knowledge.
Ammar Ahmad, exhibition director, said: “Food safety doesn’t just affect customers; it affects your company and bottom line. The conference is set to provide an avenue for like-minded professionals to build strong collaboration with industry experts and food solution providers.”
Food Safety Conference is organised by Omanexpo and supported by the National Hospitality Institute.
For more details, visit www.foodsafetyoman.com.