Food Safety Management Training Course under Partnership Program with Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA)
The FSM Training Course with VNUA was successfully organized from 7-9, 27, 29 June, 27-28 July, and 15, 17 August 2023. The program was implemented online and hosted by the Faculty of Food Science and Technology of VNUA. 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 employees of private sector, academia, agricultural cooperatives, and government officials. 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, 15 out of 19 participants obtained qualification as a JFS-A/B standard auditor after getting certificates of both Food Safety training and Audit training.