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Food safety workshop focusses on enhancing research, innovation

Food security workshop focusses on enhancing study, innovation

A quantity of international specialists and nearby stakeholders are attending the workshop, which is organised by The Research Council (TRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources.

It aims at assuring that the draft’s set objectives correspond to the vision of the Strategic Research Program for Food Safety and Quality, and the newest international trends. It also aims to locate how to translate the understanding that would be made from this study programme into commercialisation of meals items. It also aims at addressing meals problems that had been in no way addressed in Oman prior to. Dr Hilal bin Ali al Hinai, secretary common of TRC mentioned, “The Strategic Research Program for Food Safety and Quality is expected to enhance research and innovation activities in the field of food safety and quality. It is expected to help conduct applied research that produce research outputs, which can be transferred into safer and higher quality products and technologies.”

Dr Hinai added, “The programme will also help set evidence-based policies from the perspective of food security, conservation of natural resources, and production and regulation of safe toxic-free food.”

In his speech, H E Hamed bin Sulaiman al Gharibri, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, mentioned that the 2010 statistics of the World Health Organization show that not much less than ten per cent of individuals all through the planet get meals-connected illnesses almost two million individuals of these individuals are dying annually. The statistics also showed that meals frauds improved by 400 per cent in 2015, as compared to these in 2007.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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