SGS Joins SIAL ASEAN Manila 2016
SGS Philippines, Inc. was one of the exhibitors during the SIAL ASEAN Manila 2016 held on May 31 to June 2, 2016 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. The event, organized by Salon International de l’Agroalimentaire, also known as SIAL, is the largest food show in the region that serves as a B2B platform catering to the food industry.
It was the first time for SGS Philippines to participate in the SIAL ASEAN Manila, along with 350 other exhibitors from 25 countries. The exhibitors represented different product categories such as seafood, meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, bakery, confectionery, canned and preserved products, grocery, health products and food supplements.
Jose Decolongon, Manager of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences Division of SGS Philippines, delivered a keynote presentation entitled Understanding Sustainability in the Fish and Seafood Industry and the Related Certification Schemes and Consumer Guides. Key players from the seafood industry were present during the talk, which was followed by a series of seminars conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
During the three-day event, the SGS team took the liberty of promoting antibiotic residue testing that supports National Residue Monitoring Program of BFAR, in their campaign to improve the Philippine seafood export market. The team further shared information with event visitors on certification, testing, inspection and verification services for seafood and other food-related industries. Complimentary gift certificates were given to those who availed SGS services on the spot.
For further information, please contact:
Anicia A. Santos
Business Development Manager for Food
SGS Philippines, Inc.
Tel: +63 2 784 9400 local 611
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.