The newly-launched Centre of Excellence for Food Safety (CoEFS) will announce the Msc soon via its website
The Dubai Men’s College of the Higher Colleges of Technology launched their new Centre of Excellence for Food Safety (CoEFS) on January 9, in the presence of a wide contingent of industry and municipality guests. In a show of unity to promote food safety, distinguished guests from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi municipalities described their ongoing food safety initiatives.
H.H. Sheikha Dr. Rasha Al Qassemi, Assistant DG of Health Environment and Quality Affairs at Sharjah Municipality detailed the new ‘Sharjah Food Safety Program’ initiative. Ahmed AbdelRaham Al Ali, Head of Food Inspection Section and Bobby Krishna Thulasi, Senior Food Studies and Surveys Officer, both from Dubai Municipality’s Food Control Department, described a range of DM food safety initiatives including the new Person in Charge (PIC) programme. Ali Omar, Director of Regulation & Standards from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority shared his experience with the ongoing Essential Food ST programme.
Dubai Men’s College is a registered training company with Dubai Municipality for PIC food safety training levels 2 & 3 and for Menu-Safe, the only packaged GHP &HACCP food safety management system recognised by the Municipality. They are also a registered training company with Sharjah Municipality for their GHP (Good Hygiene Practice) program.
The CoEFS is one of very few companies to be registered with both municipalities. The launch of the only Masters in Food Safety in the Middle East was also announced. The course focuses upon HACCP principles and is aimed at both industry and government candidates.
Mark Hale, head of this new initiative, stated: “The Centre of Excellence for Food Safety (CoEFS) at Dubai Men’s College aims to become synonymous with Food Safety Excellence in the Middle East. The Centre will be providing high impact food safety courses, curricula and research. This, of course, is only possible through cooperative involvement of industry’s leading pioneers and legislative bodies, hence this launch event.”
A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the Centre of Excellence for Food Safety and industry partner Trakhees. The next event, training courses and the MSc will be announced via the website http://coee.dmc. hct.ac.ae/coefs