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MEFOSA Technologies, Consultancies, Auditing, Training ,Research and more…
Food Quality & Safety Auditing
MEFOSA is specialized in raising food hygiene and quality standards in companies engaged in catering, processing and distribution of food products. We aim to provide a service designed to ensure the safety of your products and your customers. We offer food safety training services that help to fill in the identified gaps and aid in implementation activities. These services can be used in conjunction with other consulting services that we offer or as stand alone programs. We will work to develop HACCP / Hazard Analysis systems designed to ensure the safety of your products and suitable for your business. A full implementation service including the training of staff is available and follow up audits are undertaken on a regular basis.
Food Security & Agribusiness Consultancy
The objective of the Agri Business Consultancy Services is to provide quality consulting to entrepreneurs who venture into Hi-Tech agriculture. We offer a package of comprehensive services to a wide range of clientele. Our services cover agricultural primary production, included horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries (maritime and fresh water) and aquaculture (incl. health), Land management (land reform, land use planning and farm restructuring), rural infrastructure incl. irrigation and drainage, Equipment definition (agriculture equipment, laboratories...), Crop protection and disease control, Animal production and health Conservation, storage, processing and packaging, Agricultural production and marketing groups (inclusive of co-operatives, filiére, marketing boards, etc…), Food/ Agricultural Traceability Services and Rural extension services.
Sustainability and Policy Development
Lebanon is known for its free economy which is however hindered by the region’s instability. MEFOSA is hence concerned with the growth of the Lebanese industry, economy, and trade through the development of national, regional, and international policies.
MEFOSA is engaged in several activities such as research on issues of public, social, and economic policy in coordination with the Ministry of Industry to evaluate and assist the industrial sector aiming at increasing production and exports. In view of that, it is important to developing a proper infrastructure from managerial and technical levels, and implementing the appropriate strategies and procedure to insure the corresponding human resources, marketing, and financial plans.
MEFOSA is also engaged in policy development such as research on issues of public, social, and economic policy in coordination with the ministry of industry.
Markets & Trade Agreements
MEFOSA’s scope also includes free trade agreements in the Arab and Euro-Mediterranean region, rules of origin, services, intellectual property rights, investment, and agriculture, as the Arab countries are progressively more signing bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade agreements which are highly interlinked. The World Trade Organization (WTO) represents a set of multilateral agreements; these agreements often unsuitable to developing countries, bilateral free trade agreements put forward better interests, such as the Lebanese Egyptian Trade Committee whose objectives include increasing transfer of goods between the two countries, coordinating the bilateral agreement with other regional agreements, standardized rules and regulations, rules of origin, exhibitions, and quarantine issues.
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MEFOSA can support you move ahead in your export credentials across the western markets.
If you have not finalized your registration formalities (see below) or removed your company name from the FDA automatic detention list( review previous broadcasts) ,now is there time to engage MEFOSA to help you address the New FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)requirements .
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Food Facility Registration Requirements under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
October 19, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued further information and guidance regarding registration requirements for domestic and foreign manufacturers, processors, packers or holders of food for human or animal consumption based on changes made by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The updated food facility registration system will become available at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, October 22, 2012.
Food producers and manufactures have long been required to register with the Food and Drug Administration. There is no fee to register or renew the registration of a food facility. Facilities can register online, via mail or fax. FDA encourages online registration as a quick and efficient means for food facility registration.
The Food Safety Modernization Act improves the registration process by ensuring, among other things, that the FDA has accurate contact information for each facility. The new registration form also includes new categories of foods. These new categories will help FDA rapidly communicate with the right facilities in the event of an emergency.
• An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software product providing process manufacturers the ability to operate their businesses more effectively with less effort and at lower costs.
• It is used for a wide variety of process manufacturers including Food and Beverages, Paints and Coatings, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries, among many others.
• This Software solution provides the tools to manage complex, multiple level formulas/recipes, with multiple packaging, coupled with both a strong manufacturing and distribution solution.
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Fish and fish products are one of our most valuable sources of protein food. World wide, people
obtain about 25% of their animal protein from fish and shell fish. The importance of fish is that it
gives you omega-3 and protein that you body needs in your diet.
For this the safety of seafood products continues to be a major concern for consumers. And researchers are looking for ways that processors can protect the pleasing flavor and texture of fish while reducing or eliminating contamination by foodborne pathogens.
Most fish related foodborne illnesses are traced to Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus spp., Pseudomonas and Vibrio parahemolyticus.