METRO Wholesale Myanmar has just received a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification as the first foreign direct investment wholesaler in Myanmar, according to a press release.
“METRO is a global champion for food safety. Improving the quality of lives for the people of Myanmar is at the core of METRO Wholesale Myanmar. Since we started this journey in 2017, followed by the official Market entry in March this year, food safety has always been our first priority and we are so proud to announce that we are the first HACCP certified international wholesaler in Myanmar. HACCP is an internationally accepted food safety system and by attaining this certification, it is a stamp of credibility on our commitment to food safety and our efforts in delivering high quality standard products for our customers,” said Mr. Jens Michel, CEO of METRO Wholesale Myanmar.
Mr. Ajay Pohare, Head of Quality Assurance, METRO Wholesale Myanmar said, “During our HACCP certification process, the auditors have reviewed our system from receiving, processing and storage to delivery steps, and also interacted with our employees to ensure METRO Myanmar is maintaining every process against the HACCP requirements and standards. HACCP certified wholesaler means that our products are fresh, best quality and hazardous free and we will continue to work hard to raise the bar of food safety in Myanmar together with our suppliers, partners and authorities.”
In 2018, The METRO Wholesale Myanmar QA department facilitated basic training on HACCP and GMP (Good manufacturing practices) to their sea food supplier and Chicken processing plant. Simultaneously by the end of 2018, the company has initiated Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P) trainings to their 200 fruits and vegetables farmers and potential suppliers in Aung Ban, Shan State and Pwint Phyu, Magwe Division.
Out of the 200 farmers who received GAP training, 62 farmers have been awarded Myanmar’s Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certifications from the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI).