The Food Technology Unit at CARIRI can assist you with almost any type of issue you have, from solving food safety problems to developing formulations to guiding you with commercialising your product. The Food Technology Unit works with your company to meet international quality standards. We offer you hands-on training and you can be sure that you will have everything you need t successfully market your product.

Premier regional food safety authority

Our Mission

To develop a region sensitized to food safety and improve the implementation of good food safety practices, thereby improving our quality of life, food security and competitiveness.

Objectives

  • Educate farmers, food manufacturers, food service providers, food distributors, food regulatory bodies, consumers and school children on good food safety practices.
  • Foster, and assist in, the implementation of good food safety management practices among food manufacturers, food distributors and food service providers.
  • Influence changes in legislation and offer support for food safety management locally and regionally.
  • Address critical issues in food safety management and develop the most relevant, applicable and workable solutions.
  • Promote co-ordination among stakeholders in the Food and Beverage Industry locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Disseminate information on key food safety issues locally and throughout the region.
  • Provide the technical assistance necessary to ensure good food safety management practices among food handlers in the region.
  • Assist local and regional exporters in the Food and Beverage sector to meet the requirements of international markets.

Activities

  • Assisting stakeholders in becoming compliant with internationally recognized systems and standards, inclusive of GAP, GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000:2005, FSSC 22000 and other food safety standards
  • Offering food safety training programmes, inclusive of GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000:2005
  • Conducting food safety audits and assistance to organizations in developing good food safety management systems
  • Creating and disseminating information via radio and television programmes, newspaper and newsletter articles, workshops and other fora, to encourage improved food safety management practices throughout the food chain
  • Conducting research aimed at improving food safety management
  • Hosting food safety conferences
  • Offering export consultancies
  • Staging outreach programmes (e.g. exhibitions and displays)
The Biotechnology Unit at CARIRI can assist you with almost any type of issue , from solving food safety problems to developing formulations to guiding you with commercialising your product and meeting local and export requirements

Our Services

  • Product and Process Development
  • Establishing Food Safety Management Systems
  • Troubleshooting Food Processing and Product-related problems
  • Plant Equipment Sourcing, Installation, Commissioning and Optimization
  • Plant/Equipment Layout  – to meet good manufacturing and sound food safety practices
  • Nutritional Labelling
  • Shelf-life Studies
  • Food Analysis (chemical, physical and microbiological analyses)
  • Food Safety Audits (GMP, HACCP and ISO 2000:2005)
  • Implementation of Food Safety Management Systems (GMP, HACCP, ISO 2000:2005)
  • Audit and Implementation of Private Food Quality and Food Safety Standards
  • Training in Food Processing Principles and Practical Skills
  • Provision of Printed Technical Packages

Food Safety Management Systems

We assist companies in implementing the following food safety management systems:

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • International Standards Organization ISO 2000:2005.

Troubleshooting Food Processing and Product-related Problem

We work quickly to analyze and resolve problems and make recommendations concerning any product/processing issue/requirement you may have.  Our goal is to have you operating at optimum efficiency and quality in the shortest possible time with minimum disruption to ongoing operations.

Nutritional Labelling

We can provide food processors with the nutritional profile of their product, formatted to the requirements of the US Food & Drugs Administration (USFDA) or any other requested labelling guidelines.

Product Development

We have successfully developed Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Beverages, Condiments, Confectionery, Drink mixes, Popsicles, Sorbets, Cereals, Dry Mixes, Soy Products, Snacks and a range of other products.

Training

Through seminars, workshops and on-site programmes, we provide both practical and theoretical training on general food processing. Areas covered include food spoilage, food preservation, good manufacturing practices, labelling and packaging, quality systems, sanitation and food additives.

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