A series of coaching were conducted in Bogo City, Cebu through its Local Government Unit (LGU) and the Cebu province. Bogo City LGU saw the need for its local food industry to practice food safety standards and the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as a means to upgrade and upscale the industry.
The training were conducted in two separate dates namely, August 15-17, 2016 on Good Manufacturing Practices, and September 5-7, 2016 on Food Safety in the Food Service industry. Both trainings were held at Bogo LiTES Training Center, Bogo City, Cebu.
GMP was participated by owners and employees of food manufacturing/processing MSMEs of in Bogo City numbering about 25 participants. Resource persons for the training were Cebu Food Consultancy Group (CFCG) members Orleyne Tabucanon, Rendell Barcimo and Vergie Solidarios. Food Safety on the other hand was attended by about 40 owners and employees of restaurants and food service establishments in the city with CFCG members Josefina Andrada – Catacutan and Rendell Barcimo as the resource persons.
With the increasing awareness on the need for Food Safety standards compliance, more and more companies are eager to be trained on GMP and Food Safety.