Canner Enters Second Contract With Nigeria


NAFDAC’s Kingsley Ejiofor takes part in the contract signing took place in the offices of Douglas Marketing Group on 6 October 2014. The new agreement will see Nigerians being trained in safe food handling techniques by local tomato distributor Thomas Canning.
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(MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas Canning has signed a contract, yesterday, with the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to provide food safety training workshops via their National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Barrister Kingsley Ejiofor, head of the Legal division of NAFDAC, travelled to Windsor to sign as witness on behalf of the Director General NAFDAC.

NAFDAC is the latest organization to back Utopia Tomatoes and their growing presence in Nigeria. This training announcement is in addition the $25 Million export agreement with Nigerian distributor, Festrut Group, announced last spring.

Nigerian business owners and food handlers travelling to Windsor-Essex, to take food safety courses to bring the knowledge back home to Nigeria, is only the first phase of the announced training program. The training agreement will also include site visits in Nigeria and Canada, as well as an inclusive training website developed by Douglas Marketing Group. The team will be reviewing the Windsor designed and programmed online training tool, to prepare for launch in Nigeria later this year.

The online program will test and train workers in the hospitality industry, and other food preparation sectors, to practice safe food handling with the completion of a course and certificate.

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