Waters Corporation will sponsor professionals in the food industry to do an online Masters in food safety at IGFS.
Dr Paul Young, senior director of government affairs at Waters Corporation, said: “We believe that building a base of qualified food safety professionals in countries through programmes like this is an essential step towards sustainability.”
Two employees from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) are the first beneficiaries and will begin the Masters in Global Food Security from India.
Waters is a member of the Governing Council of the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP), a public-private initiative that promotes capacity building.
Lystra N. Antoine, CEO of the GFSP, said: “Supporting and promoting cooperation for food safety capacity building, especially in emerging economies worldwide is at the heart of our mission and trainings like these, as supported by Waters Corporation, are critical to improving public health, facilitating market access, and enhancing food security across the globe.”
IGFS will run its first online distance learning postgraduate programme to help industry professionals enhance skills and knowledge in food safety, fraud and legislation.
Dr Mark Mooney, programme coordinator, said: “Food safety is a global challenge and this course offers professionals the chance to learn remotely on a part-time basis from renowned experts to increase their knowledge of the threats to feed and food compromising food security, and also about the techniques and methods which can be used to confirm food safety and integrity.”
Professor Chris Elliott, pro-vice chancellor at Queen’s University, added: “We gratefully welcome sponsorship by companies such Waters Corporation to help train future leaders in food safety across the world on our leading e-learning programmes.”
The course is accepting applications for October 2017 and February 2018 start dates. To find out more or to apply follow this link.