Food Safety Management Training Course under Partnership with National University of Laos (NUL) 2023
The FSM Training Course with NUL was successfully organized from 21-23 June, 18, 20 July, 7-8, 19, 21 September 2023. The program was implemented onsite and hosted by the Department of Rural Economics and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture of NUL. In this program, the Project collaborated with ECORE Co., Ltd., a recognized certification body by the Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM), to conduct an intensive training course for JFSM certification. This course consisted of 2 consecutive trainings, namely Food Safety training and Audit training. At the end of each training, tests, and retests (for those who failed the test) were conducted to measure and evaluate their comprehension and understanding.
Upon exam scoring, participants who demonstrated adequate knowledge with a score of 70% or above were eligible to receive certificates issued by ECORE Co., Ltd. The program was joined by university staff and students of NUL. The curriculum was arranged following JFSM guidelines which were comprised of essential knowledge on food safety, which consists of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), JFS (Japan Food Safety Standard), Food Safety Management (FSM) system and auditing skills.
Additionally, group work was included in the curriculum to deepen participants’ learning in creating a HACCP plan and audit factories. Upon exam, 8 out of 20 participants obtained qualification as a JFS-A/B standard auditor after getting certificates of both Food Safety training and Audit training.