International regulations used to control food quality — JFDA

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AMMAN — Director of the Food Directorate at the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) Amjad Al-Rashaideh said that the administration follows international regulations to control locally traded food, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

In a speech at Sunday’s opening of a training course organized by the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC), Rashaideh said that the food control and monitoring systems in Jordan depend on the type of facility where food items are produced, as well as the type and quantity of food.

Rashaideh explained that raising awareness regarding the methods of ensuring the safety of food, whether through knowledge or practical experience at all stages of food handling, is a common goal of JFDA, and the parties which share similar responsibilities, including the chambers of commerce.

He pointed out that JFDA’s priority is to ensure that safe food and medicines are provided to the citizens of Jordan. He said this is why the administration uses advanced quality control methods and updated approaches that focus on keeping food safe and educating those in charge of food establishments on the best practices when handling food.

Rashaideh said that the four-day event offered by ACC includes courses organized by the Food Directorate, in cooperation with the private sector, to raise the level of awareness of workers in the field, increase food-handling knowledge regarding the health requirements, and ensure the consumers’ safety.

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