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For the first time in the Far East Russia, SGS conducted the open seminar focusing on international management systems standards. The two-day seminar that took place on November 13-14 in Khabarovsk covered food safety and gathered representatives of Khabarovsk companies engaged in production of food products and food packaging as well as in retail trade.

In the course of the seminar the participants got the understanding of the most critical food safety management principles and of major GFSI-recognized standards and schemes: BRC, IFS, SQF, Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP, FSSC 22000. The trainees highlighted the high professional level of the trainer Julia Kryuchkova, SGS Food Audits Manager in Russia, and the practical use of the training.

Konstantin Timoshechkin, Head of Systems and Services Certification at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of the SGS Group: ‘Starting from 2004, our company has been regularly conducting seminars, training courses and conferences all over the Russian Federation aiming at informing domestic companies with international quality, environment and safety standards thus promoting modern management tools in our country. We expect that this seminar in Khabarovsk will be our first but certainly not last experience in the Far East Russia, and local companies will be able to train their staff on international standards locally”.

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