TUV NORD partners with BECA to deliver value to Bahrain’s food sector


Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) and TUV Middle East (Member of TUV NORD Group), a German inspection, certification, and training body, have announced their partnership for Food & Hospitality Expo 2010, an annual international food, beverage, hospitality, and packaging technology exhibition scheduled to open in Hall 2 of Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) from January 12-14, 2010.

Food & Hospitality Expo is part of the events portfolio of BECA, which functions under the stewardship of HE Dr. Hassan A. Fakhro, The Minister of Industry & Commerce, Kingdom of Bahrain, and chairman of the board of BECA.

TUV Nord will be conducting workshops complying with the requirements of the International Food Safety Management System Standard during the three-day premier, international food and hospitality event. Basic Food Hygiene, Basic Health and Safety for the Catering Industry, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point are some of the topics that will be discussed at the workshops, which aim to raise safety standards and preserve consumer confidence in the products of the food industry in Bahrain.

“We are delighted to partner with TUV Middle East, a member of TUV NORD Group, for Food & Hospitality Expo 2010. The level and caliber of our participating exhibitors including leading companies and organizations such as TUV Middle East, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coca-Cola, Tamkeen (Labor Fund), Babasons, Bahrain Modern Mills, Bahrain Airport Services, Noor Al Bahrain, The Diplomat Radissson BLU Hotel, Moevenpick Hotel, and The Regency InterContinental Hotel demonstrate the value that will be delivered by this business event in January,” said Hassan Jaffer Mohamed, CEO, BECA.

“Food & Hospitality Expo will serve as a strategic platform for those in the food, beverage, and hospitality business wishing to access a market of more than 274 million people in the northern Gulf. Its concept and program of workshops will optimize the dialogue between exhibitors and retailers and further participants’ and visitors’ understanding of these sectors,” added Mr. Mohamed.

According to Markus Letchtermann, vice president, TUV Middle East: “TUV Nord is one of the largest and most widely-respected certification bodies in the world with a proven track record of delivering value to the food sector. TUV Nord is ideally placed to act as a local and global partner for organizations which are committed to raising food safety standards. TUV Middle East is the biggest TUV in the Middle East covering the complete region with several offices.”