This is being done under the Authority's Progressive Licensing Scheme Programme, which aims at helping small and medium enterprises to operate properly under regulations.
FDA, working together with the World Food Programme (WFP) has just completed an intensive training on good manufacturing practices, effective labelling and food safety for 30 cottage industries into cereal production in the Greater Accra Region. Ms Delese Mimi Darko, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, said their goal was to support the growth of the local industries, assist them to obtain the skills set to produce high quality products.
That, she said, was how they could effectively compete on the market - take advantage of the opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) agenda.
A total of 1,522 food and cosmetic businesses had registered with them and out of the number, they had licensed 527. They would continue to monitor and assist them with every necessary technical support. She said the training was going to cover every part of the country.
Madam Patience Asiedu, Head of Nutrition, World Food Programme, said they were on course to ending global hunger. She said working closely with state agencies like the FDA to support stakeholders in the food production value chain was a pathway to building sustainable food systems that would deliver safe nutrition and affordable diet, something critical to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Two (SDG-2).
That was why the WFP would continue to aid efficient, resilient and inclusive food systems to provide good nutrition for the population. The programme with support from the Canadian Government has been assisting agro-processes in the country to produce safe and nutritious foods.
Beneficiary industries were given licenses and tool kits by the FDA.
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