Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri said that the ministry plans to elevate the standard of factories which manufacture processed food in an instant package with the objective of gaining acceptance from both domestic and foreign consumers in preparation for the country's integration into the AEC.
All food product manufacturers under this category must comply with production process, production equipment, and food storage (Primary GMP) rules and regulations. The premises where the production process takes place must be clean, free of waste and water stagnation; while being able to prevent animals or insects from contacting with food. The factory must also have appropriate control of production process, materials, ingredients and storage. Additionally, equipment must be easily cleaned and free of oxidation.
Entrepreneurs meeting the standard will be issued a food registration number which can be applied or printed on food packaging or labels in order to create confidence for consumers.
On this occasion, Mr. Wittaya presented certificates to 65 entrepreneurs who have passed the Primary GMP standard.