The Food Safety and Nutrition Centre, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon has indicated interest in partnering the College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC), in the areas of Food Safety and Nutrition Training.

Speaking in a meeting with the Dean of COLFHEC, Professor Folake Henshaw, the Professor in charge of the Centre, Professor Kwaku Tano-Debra, disclosed that the Food Safety and Nutrition Centre was sponsored by the Industry Development Council (IDC), a United Kingdom-based non-governmental organisation, to address the challenges of food safety through the promotion of food safety trainings.
Professor Tano-Debra stated that the visit of the team to the University was meant to explore the possibility of collaboration with COLFHEC in hosting a similar centre, which would enhance and ensure food safety, expand the centre’s regional network, develop database for food safety issues and collectively reduce the problem of food safety, which has been responsible for many health hazards and deaths in many West African countries. On the choice of the University and College for the proposed collaboration, Professor Tano-Debra said research findings made on the College and interactions with the Dean indicated that the College had the required departments, workforce and facilities needed to host the training. The Professor of Food Science also disclosed that he was impressed by the very clean and beautiful environment of FUNAAB, as a first time visitor to Nigeria.

Responding, the Dean of COLFHEC, Professor Henshaw, said that one thing that was very unique about the centre was that it addressed not only food safety, but also proffered solutions to nutritional problems associated with food safety. According to her, in COLFHEC, there were at least three departments that could work with the Centre namely; the Departments of Food Science and Technology; Nutrition and Dietetics and Hospitality and Tourism. She added that the College was willing to partner with the proposed Centre of its regional network and integration, adding that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, had granted approval for the smooth take-off of the collaboration.

Last Updated on July 4, 2014 by admin

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