Al Islami holds food evaluation workshop
Dubai, December 26, 2011
Al Islami Foods, a leading provider of halal foods, recently held a food evaluation sensory workshop for nine graduate students from UAE University in Al Ain.
The workshop was organised by the Research & Development Department of Al Islami Foods at its Sensory Evaluation Lab set up adjacent to Al Islami head office in Dubai.
“Practice is a key to succeed in the business world. The educational institutions and the industry can create synergy to develop practical skills of students, who are the custodians of next generation,” said Saleh Abdullah Lootah, managing director of Al Islami Foods.
“We look forward to doing more joint activities for the benefit of the students. We give special importance to the feedback from students as. That is how we keep improving the quality of our products to suite the food trends in consumers,” added Saleh.
The students, along with two professors learnt health & safety procedures, quality control measures to ensure safety and hygiene, HACCP certified production facilities and distribution centers and Real Halal from Farm to Fork.
The workshop also covered cross functions of new product development (NPD), research & development (R&D), marketing and supply chain teams, consumer focused and innovative products, human senses to evaluate palatability of food and sensory testing and food manufacturing.
“We are delighted to know business approach of Al Islami who cares about student community. It is a novel idea to involve students to new product development , encourage them to approach the industry and creating internship and job opportunities for suitable graduates,” said Professor Afaf Kamal-Eldin, department chair, Department of Food Science, UAE University. – TradeArabia News Service