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Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Start of HACCP training in Yamoussoukro Source: GIZ/MOVE©

The Market-Oriented Value Chains for Jobs and Growth in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE) project is a fusion of two former GIZ projects, ComCashew and CARI. MOVE supports the growth in competitivity of the cashew and rice value chains.  For rice, six ECOWAS countries are supported by MOVE-CARI (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone).

As part of its capacity-building programme for two of its partner rice mills, MOVE-CARI in Côte d'Ivoire organised a training session on a prevention system designed to guarantee food safety, called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). The HACCP system is based on a set of prerequisites, which are the first hygiene measures to be put in place to maintain food hygiene as well as procedures based on the principles of the analysis of hazards, critical points and the traceability of products. The HACCP system adheres to the CODEX Alimentarius guidelines for international food safety requirements, which ensure food hygiene from « field to fork » or « barn to table ». Rice mills adopting the HACCP approach are thereby ensured that their products conform to international standards.

Start of HACCP training in Agboville team Source: GIZ/MOVE ©

The 2-day training course was held first in Yamoussoukro from February 13 to February 14, 2024 and then in Agboville from February 16 to February 17, 2024.  The aim of the training was to inform and sensitise rice mill personnel to the stages of the HACCP approach.

During the first day, participants were trained on the HACCP prerequisites. These include Good Hygiene Practices, Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices. The second day focused on learning the stages and the fundamentals of the HACCP system. This gave rise to several discussions and exchanges between the trainer and the participants. This enriching training enabled each of the participants to strengthen their capacities and learn within a collective experience. It helped to prepare rice mill personnel to adopt the ADPCM/HACCP approach, an essential step in ensuring that rice mills operate according to international health and food safety standards and can benefit from a positive audit by the Ivorian Association for Standardisation and Certification (CODINORM). The confirmation of international excellence that a positive audit would confer on the partner rice mills represents a clear demonstration of the contribution of GIZ and the MOVE-CARI project to economic development and sustainable growth in Côte d'Ivoire.

Group photo in Agboville with the trainer and the representative of the MOVE project. Source: GIZ/MOVE ©                                                                        

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