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      Nugata Consults Limited presented a paper on “Developing Quality Certification for Non-Oil Export” at the recently concluded Course 11 of the Fidelity Bank EMP at the Lagos Business School. The Fidelity Bank Export Management Programme (EMP) is designed and delivered by the Lagos Business School (LBS) Operations Management Faculty to provide exporters/export-related businesses, regulators, policy makers and financiers with the practical knowledge and business management skills to effectively compete in the global market. The
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    We, in Nugata Consults Limited, a GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer Company in tandem with GLOBALG.A.P. in Germany held the first in our series of Virtual Training on GLOBALG.A.P. Requirements, Compliance Criteria  and  Certification on 30th & 31st October 2020. In attendance were farmer/farmer groups 4%; agribusinesses  6%; transport/logistics companies 8%; consultants 4%;  and regulatory bodies 83% (NAQS,  NAFDAC,  SON, ARCN) which is an indication that GLOBALGAP certification is on the front burner for Nigeria. We
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      The SOP training on 12th September 2020 was aimed at strengthening the food safety management system and assisting operators in the food value chain to meet international standards and statutory, regulatory and customer requirements. Participants were from various fields of operations namely: agribusiness entrepreneurs (24.2%), processing (21.2%), manufacturing (21.2%), farming (15.2%), consulting (6.1%) and others (12.1%) out of which 20% had no knowledge of developing SOPs. A food safety system is sustained by the
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      We organized our first virtual training at Nugata Consults Limited on the 11th of July 2020. We would usually organize physical training but had to explore the virtual option as a result of the realities of a Covid-19 pandemic and post-pandemic world. Translating engagement and interaction from physical to virtual was a huge concern but it turned out to be an unnecessary one as the session went very well. The participants were very interactive
  • FOOD SMEs-BEYOND-THE-COVID-19-PANDEMIC
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    As SMEs grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear, which is that there is now a new normal and ways of doing business have to change!  The new normal includes working from home, e-commerce and increased use of the virtual space for obtaining information and attending meetings, webinars and conferences. The COVID-19 lockdown led to disruptions in the food supply chain which left processors struggling to get raw materials to continue production and
  • EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON FOOD SMEs
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    The Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) which is the pandemic currently ravaging the globe is a contagious and fatal respiratory illness that has so far spread to over 210 countries. Even though COVID-19 is not known to spread through food, it is however essential to adopt safety precautions among employees using a 3-pronged approach of facemasks, frequent and proper handwashing and social distancing as a set of protective measures to greatly reduce chances of infection for
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    The 2nd West Africa Cold Chain Summit & Exhibition (WACCSE), Nigeria 2019 with the theme “Unlocking Practical Cold Chain Solutions in Africa” was organized by the Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa (OTACCWA) and held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja Lagos on 5th-6th November, 2019. It was an assemblage of players/exhibitors in the cold chain industry from the food, pharma, chemicals, logistics, warehousing, regulatory, technology, trade, research, banking and consulting sectors.
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    The Cosmetics Production and Good Manufacturing Practices Training was organized by Nugata Consults Limited in Lagos on 16th-17th October 2019 to bring the Cosmetics Industry up to speed on best practices and current trends in the cosmetics sector and to enable them meet regulatory requirements concerning staff training. Participants included Managing Directors; Quality Assurance Managers, Production Managers, Quality Control Managers; Research & Development Managers and Regulators. The Presentations were delivered by facilitators with strong regulatory
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    The 2-day training on ISO 22000, HACCP & Fairtrade held on 25th-26th September 2019 in Lagos was organized by Nugata Consults Limited bearing in mind what participants particularly SMEs were expected to know and be able to think, feel and do after the training. This in a nutshell means they should have the confidence to fully apply what is learnt! SMEs are important in growing the economy therefore the capacity to produce safe and quality