Food Safety Management Training Course under Partnership Program with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The FSM Training Course with UPM was successfully organized from 31 July, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 10 August 2023. The program was implemented in a hybrid scheme and hosted by the Department of Food Service and Management of UPM. In this program, the Project collaborated with Kagoshima University, 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, which were delivered by 2 lecturers from Kagoshima University and Mae Fah Luang University. 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 Kagoshima University. The program was joined by government workers and academic staff of UPM. 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, 19 out of 20 participants obtained qualification as a JFS-A/B standard auditor after getting certificates of both Food Safety training and Audit training.