Highfield Chairman Richard Sprenger will be speaking at an event this March to promote food safety.
The Effective Cleaning for Food Safety seminar, held on 20 March 2017 at The Convention Centre, Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai, has been arranged by Pulseberry in conjunction with MidChem, Ecoleaf and Highfield, and with support from Dubai Municipality Food Control Department.
The event is CPD endorsed, meaning delegates will be awarded 6 CPD points by Highfield. The flyer can be downloaded:
Highfield MEA Director Rebecca Sprenger had the honour recently of meeting with one of the United Arab Emirates most important dignitaries, Sheik Nahyan bin Mubarak.
The meeting, which took place earlier this year, was to discuss training and education across the UAE in general, as well as Highfield MEA’s role in helping to upskill the workforce of the Middle East in terms of food safety and in particular, the Person in Charge programme in Dubai.
Rebecca met the Sheik, who heads the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Social Development in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. The Sheik, who is the son of Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, is also Chairman of the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT), the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology, and has been the sponsor of the Emirates Natural History Group for a number of years.
Rebecca said, ‘It was a great honour to meet the Sheikh and have the opportunity to talk with him. He has done an incredible amount of work over the years for the UAE, particularly in terms of skills and development, so it was a great opportunity to discuss that with him. He is also keen on improving the education of young people across all of the UAE, providing them with vital life skills such as first aid, food safety and health and safety’.
The event, held from 15 to 17 April 2014 and now in its second year, saw delegates from the food and hospitality sectors around the globe descend on the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre for a series of presentations, forums, demonstrations and discussions in food safety.
It was the second major speech for the Highfield Chairman this year, who in January 2014 had spoken at a seminar in Doha, Qatar about the importance of a ‘person in charge (PIC)’ in implementing good food safety measures – something that has already happened in Dubai with help of HABC.
‘PICs must ensure that food handlers are trained about hygiene before they start work,’ said Richard.‘They must also ensure that their food suppliers are registered and approved by appropriate authorities in order to trace the origin of any food contamination’.