ESA Organizes a Half-Day Workshop on Improving Standards and Packaging of Local Chips

Enterprise Seychelles Agency (ESA), an entity of the Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry organized a Half-day Workshop today, Thursday 29th April 2021 to educate the local chips manufacturers on the standards and packaging requirements of local chips. The workshop was held in partnership with the Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS), the Seychelles Agricultural Agency (SAA) and the Public Health Authority (PHA).

The aim of the workshop, as highlighted by the CEO of ESA, Ms. Angelic Appoo and Mr. Bob Petrousse from SAA, was to educate the local chips manufacturers on how to improve their products by raising the standards to satisfy the local consumers and eventually prepare them to meet international export standards. This will also contribute towards a reduction and dependency on imported products and encourage consumers to buy more local goods.

Mr. Elvis Nicette, a representative of SBS presented the standards that has been developed by the Bureau for the local chips manufacturers. Two representatives from the PHA, Ms. Michelete Albert and Mrs. Naomi Laurence were also in attendance to educate the participants on food hygiene and safety as well as the packaging and labeling requirements in accordance with the Food Act (Labeling of Pre-Packaged Foods) Regulations, 2019.

The Workshop attracted 11 participants and it was held at the Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) training room, at Providence and it ended with a certificate presentation whereby all participants received a certificate of participation.