SERDANG, 19 Jan – The Faculty of Food Technology (FTSM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), in collaboration with Det Norske Veritas Pte. Bhd. (DNV) company is taking steps to further improve the research quality of food science and technology.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Development), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tai Shzee Yew said the collaboration was through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Good Management Practice (GMP) and Food Safety Management System (FSMS) training.
Dr Tai revealed that such cooperation has been agreed upon in the Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) aimed at improving the quality of the programme, the effectiveness of industrial training and industrial needs for UPM graduates.
“Both parties agreed to provide facilities and expertise in order to improve the quality of research development and innovation in this area,” said Dr Tai said before signing the MoU with Dr. Samsul Bahar Sadli, the Director / Business Development Manager of DNV.
According to Dr. Samsul Bahar, several activities have been planned to provide experimental learning experience for students.
“We provide analysis services and expertise exchanges for research and knowledge sharing in the food science and technology fields to UPM,” he revealed.
He also said that the approach not only introduced teaching based on theory but also exposed students to case studies based on industrial experiences.
DNV is a private organization that provides services on how to address risks and protect life, property and environment.
Furthermore, the management quality aspects, operational excellences, corporate responsibility and management of security, health, food safety, environment and energy are included in the DNV portfolio.
News by Noor Eszereen Juferi, 03-89468985 (MarComm). Photo by Azreen Mohd Awang, 03-8946 6199 (MarrComm).
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