NTPC highlights Food Safety Training initiative

Posted On: February 22, 2023

From left, Dr Nuha Mahmoud (Team Lead of Health Security and Emergencies for the WHO Sub-Regional Office for the South Pacific based in Suva, Fiji), Dr Jéssica Kayamori Lopes (Technical Officer of Food Safety and Zoonotic Diseases Health Security and Emergencies for the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific based in Manila, Philippines), Michael Hinsch (Programme Administrator at the Codex Trust Fund for WHO Headquarters based in Geneva, Switzerland), Vicky Narayan (Instructor for Food Safety and Industry Innovation), and Amrish Narayan (Manager National Productivity and Industry Innovation of the National Training and Productivity Center).


Food safety programmes and development initiatives were discussed during a recent meeting between the Fiji National University’s (FNU), National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

NTPC’s Department of National Productivity & Industry Innovation instructor, Vicky Vinesh Narayan said the agenda also discussed current best practices for food safety training, and how NTPC facilitated this role in Fiji.

“AT present, NTPC is the core training and consultancy service provider in Fiji that offer food safety training,” Narayan said.

“The Centre trains over 500 participants annually in the area of food safety.”

Narayan added that the focal points of various Pacific Island Countries’ food safety administration offices were highlighted during the meeting to develop partnerships with Pacific Island countries.

“This will allow the countries to strengthen their food safety initiatives through training and consultancy assistance by NTPC.”

“Some organisations that NTPC has conducted food safety trainings for include FMF Foods Limited, Paradise Beverages, Punjas, Orion Distributors, Air Terminal Services, Foods Pacific, Foods Processors, Agro Marketing Authority of Fiji, and many more.”