Twenty residents of São João da Barra who completed the training course, Good Manufacturing Procedures in the Food Industry, received their graduation certificates today. The initiative was Ferroport’s (a Prumo Logistics-Anglo American joint venture), the company that operates the Port of Acu’s Iron Ore Terminal, with support from the National Service of Industrial Training (SENAI) and the São João da Barra Social Security and Human Rights Secretary, with help from the Labor and Income Superintendence. The course taught the participants, who work in the food sector, to use proper procedures, while keeping product quality in mind.
Among the topics covered were hygiene during the manufacturing process, contamination, cleanliness, pest control, and basic notions about the sicknesses that microorganisms in food can provoke. Students also learned about food poisoning, water quality, disinfection and conservation.
With a 16-hour credit load, the training session was designed for those graduating from the Pastas and Cookies Production Course, and also for self-employed food professionals in the 5th District.
WhatsApp Image 2017-09-21 at 20.24.20.jpeg“We have promoted a series of training sessions designed to increase the income of São João da Barra residents. In this course, specifically, our goal was to provide an opportunity for professionals in the food industry to hone the skills they already develop on a day-to-day basis. The things we have done have worked out well,” said Márcio Redivo, Ferroport’s Sustainability manager.
The company’s next course offering will be Electrical Services and Installations Security (NR-10), which begins Monday, September 25. Participants will receive training in recognition, evaluation, prevention, and professional risk control involved in working with electricity, as well as fighting the source of fires and offering first aide in case of accidents.