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Promasidor Ghana marks this year’s world food Safety Day with the launch of the PGH Quality Academy and a pledge to adhere to quality standards
Promasidor Ghana (PGH), has joined the global call for a Safer Food Better Health campaign; the theme for this year’s World Food Safety Day celebration.
In a short ceremony held in the Kremela conference room, leadership of the business reaffirmed its commitment to produce safer food products under high quality standards. In attendance were staff and managers from various units and departments.
The event also saw the launch of the PGH Quality Academy; an initiative from the QA department to continuously improve the operational capacity of the staff in their day-to-day activities.
In his solidarity message, Managing Director for Promasidor Ghana, Mr. Festus Tettey, expressed his appreciation to all staff for their support in the establishment of the Food Safety Management System. He further called on each department to contribute their quota in ensuring that the business continues to produce safe food products at all times.
As part of the ceremony, three staff members, Razak Abdul Zakari, Deborah Acquah and Ebenezer Ghansah were presented with a special prize for actively raising issues of food safety risk through the Quality Improvement and Observation Card (QIO Card). The World Food Safety day is a WHO and FAO internationally recognised day to raise awareness of the health hazards associated with unsafe food, and to highlight the significance of hygiene in daily life which is part of a broader conversation about workplace safety in general.
Earlier on, PGH marked this year's World Safety day with a sensitisation program to reiterate the importance of occupational Safety and Health in the company. The the celebration themed, "Act together to build a positive safety and health culture", saw staff from different departments pledge their commitment to safety in their respective work units and departments.
In an interview, Managing Director Festus Tettey, assured staff of management’s pledge to provide the needed tools, financial support, training , PPE, etc to enable staff, visitors and stakeholders to experience a true sense of safety throughout their work, visit or stay within the facilities of PGH. He also charged the safety team to ensure that guidelines for work place safety in the company are followed to the letter in order to create an incident free work environment.