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Food Safety Comes Into Focus At Food&HotelVietnam2015

First Food Safety seminar at the trade event aims to improve operational and safety excellence of commercial kitchens in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, 17 November 2014 – “Food Safety in Commercial Kitchens: An ISO 22000:2005 Approach for Practitioners” seminar, will be held for the first time at Food&HotelVietnam2015. The event will take place from 21 - 23 April at theSaigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Organised by the Lean Six Sigma Network, the seminar promises to support and encourage the application of food safety management systems and promote excellence in quality assurance for commercial kitchens in Vietnam. It will also provide a prominent and invaluable platform for in-depth discussions on important issues and challenges facing the industry.

Commenting on the seminar, keynote speaker, Dr. Nguyen Huu Thien, former General Director, Vietnam Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality; Chairman of Lean Six Sigma Network says, “In the recent years, there has been a growing concern for food safety in commercial kitchens in Vietnam. The seminar will equip participants with the required knowledge and skills to be able to enforce stringent food safety regulations in their respective kitchens.”

“In addition, the seminar will address major issues, trends and the impact of ISO22000:2005 in Vietnam as the country’s foodservice and hospitality sectors continue to grow, and I look forward to fruitful discussions with delegates,” adds Dr.Thien.

Tailored to the Needs of Vietnam’s Food Service and Hospitality Sectors

ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organisation in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that the food is safe at the time of human consumption. It is applicable to all organisations, regardless of size, involved in any aspects of the food chain and wish to implement systems that consistently provide safe products.1

Aiming to help local businesses meet these standards, the seminar will cover topics such as personal hygiene; cross contamination; food handling; storage; display and temperature control; cleaning; sanitation and pest control; food spoilage and waste; food poisoning, causes and prevention; andfood law among many others.

According to statistics from Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, food poisoning in cafeteria kitchens rose by 10 cases in the first six months of 2014, with the number of cases that affected 30 or more peopleincreasing by 11.8% compared to the same period in 2013.2

Understanding the importance for businesses, especially restaurants and hotel chains, to comply with international food hygiene and safety management standards, this food safety seminar at Food&HotelVietnam2015 will provide the industry with the support needed to apply an effective food safety management system aligned with ISO 22000:2005 standards.

Mr. BT Tee, Deputy Chief, Vietnam Representative Office, Singapore Exhibition Services, the organiser of Food&HotelVietnam2015 says: “Vietnam is a gastronomic paradise with a world famous culinary heritage. What better than to have a quality certified paradise!”

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1 http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=35466
2 http://www.moh.gov.vn/news/pages/diemtinytetucacbaocao.aspx?ItemID=169

Additional Information:

Food&HotelVietnam2015 at a glance
• Date: 21 - 23 April, 2015 (Tues - Thurs)
• Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
• Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
• Opening Hours: 09:00hrs – 17:00hrs
• Admission: Business and trade professionals only

About Food&HotelVietnam:
Food&HotelVietnam, Vietnam’s premier food and hospitality sourcing and networking trade event, features at least 70 percent of overseas exhibitors in all its editions. Since its first edition in 2004, the event is now in its 8th showing, and will bring industry professionals in Vietnam high quality equipment, services and solutions currently available in the global marketplace. Food&HotelVietnam is organised by Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd with local organiser VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd. In the previous edition in 2013, the event attracted more than 12,000 attendees, which included some 100 group delegations from Vietnam and its neighbouring regions. For more information about the event, please visit: www.foodnhotelvietnam.com.

About ISO 22000:
ISO 22000 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization dealing with food safety. It is a general derivative of ISO 9000. ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. By means of auditable requirements, it combines the HACCP plan with prerequisite programmes. ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a Food Safety Management System where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. For more information about ISO 22000, please visit: www.iso.org.

About Lean Six Sigma Network:
Founded by Dr. Nguyen HuuThien, Former General Director of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology more than 5 years ago, Lean Six Sigma Network is the bridge for companies, organizations, managers and who are interested in the innovative methodology to learn and research about not only Lean, 6 Sigma but also expanding areas especially Food Safety Management Systems such as ISO, HACCP,…The network then expands to Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Da Nang and the Mekong Delta and has many publications as well as the network of many experienced experts. For more information about Lean Six Sigma Network, please visit: www.leansigmavn.com.

Vietnam 

Nathalie Ngo
Public Relation & Conference Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services, VRO
Tel: (+84) 8 3930 7618 (Ext: 107)
Email: nathaliengo@vietallworld.com

Rest of the world 

Patricia Yee
PR Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6637             
Email: patricia.yee@sesallworld.com 

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