Importance Of Food Safety

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5 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur: Rentokil Initial Malaysia brought together over 200 key industry leaders nationwide, from F&B manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, hospitality, food handlers, and pharmaceutical sectors with one objective - to improve food safety in Malaysia. The event was also graced by Health Inspectors from the Ministry of Health (MOH), whose role is to ensure that the parties involved in food preparation for consumer consumption are well governed.

Recently, international news portal were swamped with food recall reports on contaminated eggs in the European markets. Besides recalling the eggs, a long list of food products that contained eggs had to be withdrawn from shelves as well. Closer to home, in 2016 a popular milk
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Ensuring the supply of safe food products is extremely crucial to protect the public’s health. This is why technology and data transparency are important to mitigate any potential food safety risk in the entire supply chain.” said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

Carol also added, ”In recent years, Internet of Things (IoT) has been the talk of the town on its potential to revolutionise the way businesses operate across the globe. The IoT is currently used most commonly in the food industry to track and trace the status of products through the entire supply chain. The other main advantage of end-to-end food safety monitoring is that it enables various parties involved from farm to table to quickly identify points of origin if food contamination is discovered. Previously these investigations could have taken weeks or
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It can also provide a real solution to help mitigate risk in the increasingly complex modern supply chains. It is a more proactive approach towards food safety that helps organisations throughout its supply chain risk management.”

“We are always on the lookout to improve the quality in Malaysian food industry. With the today’s technology, it gives us better understanding of how these pests behave through biological research. Instead of always enforcing strict legislation to these decision makers, we are changing our approach and very excited to work with Rentokil in educating and create awareness amongst the auditors and food industry on the existing food safety compliances,” said Jamilah Binti Salikin, Principal Assistant Director, Pre-Market Approval Branch, Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health

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