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Food processing practices comes under microscope at Workshop – 13th Feb 2013

shot0004Food Processing practices are coming under the microscope at a workshop organized to assess how those practices have been carried out. Director of the Food and Drug Analyst Department, Marilyn Collins, made a call for the beefing up of our laboratories and the enhancement of our food industry in order to be competitive. She made those remarks at the opening of the workshop.

The workshop which is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Health, The US Department of Agriculture and Washington State University. Dr. Karen Killenger represented Washington State University and outlined the steps the US is taking to ensure that food safety remains a priority.

Dr. Shamdeo Persaud is the Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Officer and he said, that there has been progress in Guyana’s efforts to maintain food safety standards. He said the Ministry will continue to protect Guyana’s population from the possible negative effects of bad food safety practices.

The workshop runs for two days at the Cara Lodge.

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