JIFSAN and U.S. FDA trainers conducted a Train-the-Trainer program on Good Aquacultural Practices (GAqP) this September in Jakarta, Indonesia. JIFSAN partnered with the Republic of Indonesia Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency to train 32 participants on improved aquacultural practices.
The five-day-program, which began on September 1, 2014, consisted of interactive PowerPoint presentations, working groups, projects, and hands-on field trips. On the field trips, participants traveled to shrimp farms and processing facilities.
The program also included HACCP training. Twenty-one of the participants received their Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certification.
On the last day of training, the grouped participants presented their farm GAqPs report assignments and their processing plant HACCP plans. Dr. Nazori Djazuli, Director for Quality and Safety Certification in the Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency, indicated intent to have focus groups, fishing vessel owners, fish farmers, and processors participate in further JIFSAN training in 2015.
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