Muscat, Oman Sustainable Food Safety and Quality Management Conference today kicked off virtually.
The two-day event is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources. The conference comes as per the activities of the Food Safety Week.
The conference was opened under the auspices of Dr. Saud Hamoud al-Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources.
Eng. Ya’qoub Khalfan al-Busaidi, Undersecretary for Fisheries said that the conference targets upgrading the level of food safety and quality control, as well as optimal utilization of resources and exchanging various relevant knowledge, expertise, practical and scientific experiences at local, regional and international levels.
The conference aims at upgrading food safety level in Oman in accordance with international standards targeting quality control and ensuring the safety of producing, processing, selling, distributing, and showcasing various foodstuff.
Further, the conference addressed food processing in terms of safety and quality, food safety management within the supply chain from storing down to logistics. It also evaluated the pasteurized milk validity in Oman. The fair also discussed food provided at basic schools with emphasis laid on food value (two-year case study).
The conference also discussed food safety systems, innovative technologies, best practices related to food safety and quality control of seafood, meat and poultry. It also reviewed innovations of food safety, artificial intelligence in food safety.
The event is associated with a virtual fair codenamed Oman Food Safety and Quality Control. It sheds light on challenges, obstacles and solutions in food safety sector.
This year’s edition of the conference focuses on future of food safety, challenges facing food supply chain pre and post covid-19 and the learned lessons. The conference reviews approaches and initiatives of Oman Vision 2040 in tune with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030) of the United Nations (UN).
Source: Oman News Agency