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#1 SherwinSYcay

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 04:40 AM

Hi All,

I am Sherwin Ycay, Filipino working in the UAE for a Catering Company. Im sure I will learn great many things from this forum.

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#2 Simon

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:55 AM

Welcome Sherwin, I'm glad you finally managed to get access and find out how to post.

:welcome:

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#3 SherwinSYcay

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:29 PM

Thank you Simon. Its a pleasure to be part of this great forum. I will be preparing for my dissertation in master's in Occupational Safety and Health Management in Dubai and intends to focus in Food Safety relevant to my work in catering industry as my research topic. I know some great minds and experienced guys will help me in this endeavor.

Thank you again.

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#4 hygienic

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:21 PM

Dear Sherwin;

Welcome to you in this forum.I hope you to find useful things related to food safety.Which university you intend to study your MA?





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#5 Kamwenji Njuma

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:04 AM

Hi,everyone,

Iam a week old in this forum,its is educative and interesting.
Iam working for a horticulture export company in Kenya in quality and food safety.
Thank you all,

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Jeremy k. Njuma


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#6 Simon

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:25 AM

Hi,everyone,

Iam a week old in this forum,its is educative and interesting.
Iam working for a horticulture export company in Kenya in quality and food safety.
Thank you all,

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Jeremy k. Njuma

Welcome to the forums Jeremy, great to have you on board. I'd love to visit your beautiful country one day. I have watched hundreds of nature TV programmes throughout my life and I never tire of watching them. When I was a small boy growing up in rainy Manchester it was amazing being transported to another world by David Attenborough. Oh happy days. :smile:

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#7 Kamwenji Njuma

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:14 PM

Hi Simon,
Thanks for the compliment.You are invited anytime here.It will be a pleasure taking you to the famous Maasai Mara,where there is real wild and pleasure.

Regards,

Jeremy


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#8 Simon

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

Hi Simon,
Thanks for the compliment.You are invited anytime here.It will be a pleasure taking you to the famous Maasai Mara,where there is real wild and pleasure.

Regards,

Jeremy

Thanks Jeremy. There was a tv programme on here in the UK yesterday about food supply in the future with an ever growing world population. It showed a farm in Kenya that supplied UK supermarkets and also showed that in Kenya they already suffer food shortages because of drought and poor harvest. It didn't seem right we take the food especially as the big supermarkets here reject 20% of all deliveries because the vegetables are the wrong shape, colour or have a bit of soil on. Kind of makes one think about where our food comes from and that it cannot continue like this for much longer. A bit depressing really.

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#9 Kamwenji Njuma

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:10 AM

Hi Simon,
I get your worries,Infact I cannot really deny that.There is drought here leading to severe food shortage and deaths.The problem, I can conclusively say is due to poor governance,planning and bad politics.Most of your products are grown in large scale ,individual owned farms by export processing companies which are properly managed.On the other hand small scale farmers who produce for the country population do not get the correct inputs,machinery,expertise and goverment support thus no surplus food is kept.Thus when a drought occurs and there is no surplus food left,the country population suffers alot.
I promise you that food exported to your country is the best grown and adhere to all regulations thus don't get stressed.Okay.


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#10 Simon

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:14 PM

Hi Simon,
I get your worries,Infact I cannot really deny that.There is drought here leading to severe food shortage and deaths.The problem, I can conclusively say is due to poor governance,planning and bad politics.Most of your products are grown in large scale ,individual owned farms by export processing companies which are properly managed.On the other hand small scale farmers who produce for the country population do not get the correct inputs,machinery,expertise and goverment support thus no surplus food is kept.Thus when a drought occurs and there is no surplus food left,the country population suffers alot.
I promise you that food exported to your country is the best grown and adhere to all regulations thus don't get stressed.Okay.

I'm not getting stressed Jeremy just an uneasy feeling about our greed in the West at the expense of others. Maybe if we were not getting the food from Kenya things would still be the same for the Kenyan people anyway, but it doesn't feel right all the same.

My thoughts won't make a difference. I wonder what happens to the 20% waste does it go to waste or can it be passed to the local population at a reduced price?

Regards,
Simon
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#11 Simon

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:15 PM

Hi Simon,
I get your worries,Infact I cannot really deny that.There is drought here leading to severe food shortage and deaths.The problem, I can conclusively say is due to poor governance,planning and bad politics.Most of your products are grown in large scale ,individual owned farms by export processing companies which are properly managed.On the other hand small scale farmers who produce for the country population do not get the correct inputs,machinery,expertise and goverment support thus no surplus food is kept.Thus when a drought occurs and there is no surplus food left,the country population suffers alot.
I promise you that food exported to your country is the best grown and adhere to all regulations thus don't get stressed.Okay.

I'm not getting stressed Jeremy just an uneasy feeling about our greed in the West at the expense of others. Maybe if we were not getting the food from Kenya things would still be the same for the Kenyan people anyway, but it doesn't feel right all the same.

My thoughts won't make a difference. I wonder what happens to the 20% waste does it go to waste or can it be passed to the local population at a reduced price?

Regards,
Simon
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#12 Kamwenji Njuma

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:46 AM

Hi Simon,

It would be the best decision if the 20% waste is sold to the population.How I wish there could be way of giving back to the people instead of dumping foods which could serve the hungry guys.

Regards,
Jeremy


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#13 Simon

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:11 PM

Hi Simon,

It would be the best decision if the 20% waste is sold to the population.How I wish there could be way of giving back to the people instead of dumping foods which could serve the hungry guys.

Regards,
Jeremy

I suppose that goes for the waste foods all over the world. :smile: There was another TV program on a while back showing people in the UK who live from the bins of supermarkets; they scale fences and fill their shopping bags every day with damaged and just expired food thrown out by the supermarket. Some people call them thieves; I call them creative shoppers. Every little helps!
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