Photo: avlxyz / Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 Timed to coincide with the European Union’s Month of Food Safety, [was] the official launch of the Fiji Food Safety Association (FSSA), a non-profit organisation that brings together a group of professionals to represent the interests and views of everyone involved in food hygiene, across all disciplines.

The formation of the FFSA is the result of the series of training and coaching sessions organised under the European Union’s Improvement of Key Services to Agriculture Project, implemented under the International Trade Centre (ITC).

The FFSA consists of food manufacturers, retailers, caterers, Environmental and Health Officers, consultants, research organisations, training bodies and students. “Our focus is to integrate local know-how with international standards and best practices, to deliver safe and quality products and services that meet local and international requirements, ” said FFSA President, Ms Deepa Lal.

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