Qatar National Import and Export Co. (QNIE) sponsored a Food Safety Seminar on the 9th of June at Crowne Plaza Doha, throwing light on the world-class practices within the meat processing and supply chain industry.
The seminar was presented by leading research and development experts from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Limited. Dr. David Beatty, International Business Manager for MLA-MENA, and Mr. Tarek Ibrahim, Corporate Master Chef and Business Development Manager, MLA, and celebrity chef of Fatafeat TV fame, chaired the seminar.
“As one of the largest food import and distribution firms in Qatar, we consider it our responsibility and pride to provide safe, nutritious, wholesome and quality products as well as world-class services to our customers and their consumers,” said Mr. Sameer Mazhar, Senior HR and Admin. Manager for QNIE. “This seminar is yet another step towards ensuring quality meat import and consumption in Qatar,” he added.
Dr. Beatty briefed the food industry professionals on the safe and hygienic handling of red meat and its various attributes. He said, “Australia is known globally as a great food producing nation and is recognized for its integrity in the supply of meat, including Halal certified red meat. Australia exports more than 60% of the red meat it produces and is a global leader in meat science, technology, research and development.” He shared that Qatar is a valuable importer of Australian meat and livestock, with the market showing continuous growth. “It’s a privilege to be invited to Doha, to work with QNIE and to present and share knowledge with Qatari authorities and the food industry”, he said.
Chef Tarek Ibrahim gave an informative presentation on the excellence of Australian red meat processing. Chef Tarek spoke about his own experiences in Australia, of visiting various farms and meat processing facilities, affirming Australia’s Halal integrity as one of the finest in the world.
The event was attended by representatives from the Municipality of Doha, Ministry of Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, management of leading Key Accounts Chains operating in Doha and Quality Assurance Managers of various star hotels.
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