Graduating students to get food, meat safety training in Australia

ABU DHABI - As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in the region, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has for the eighth consecutive year sponsored an intensive two-week food and meat safety training programme in Australia for select graduating students from Abu Dhabi Men's College.

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Published: Thu 19 Jun 2008, 1:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:31 PM

As future meat and food inspectors in the UAE, trainees will get an international exposure to advanced meat production and processing technologies, food and meat safety, export and import strategies, and conformity to the international standards.

At a farewell party held by MLA recently, students who will set out for Adelaide soon, expressed their excitement about the training programme and their high expectations.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our graduating students to take advantage of this highly professional training programme, which would certainly leverage their theoretical and practical food control knowledge," said Ahmad Tabbara, Associate Director at Abu Dhabi Men's College.

Dr Abdullatif Al Daw, Head of Meat Inspection Department at ADFCA said, "the Australian food safety system is among the best in the world and it's good for our future food inspectors to have an insight into this system, especially as Australian meat is largely sought after by consumers in the local market here."

The two-week programme consists of theory sessions, field visits and laboratory visits related to food and meat inspection, including the latest biotechnology methods.

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