Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has reiterated it’s commitment to food safety through a structured governance framework that ensures the safe, sustainable manufacture and distribution of products of the highest quality, produced in accordance with both company and local legal regulatory requirements.
The general manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Alfred Olajide, disclosed this at the 46th conference and annual general meeting(AGM) of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), held in Abuja recently.
The 3-day event themed ‘Advancing National Development, Wealth Creation and Food Security through food processing and preservation,’ focused on topics around beverages and waters, cereals, pulses and related products, roots, fruits and vegetable processing, among other issues.
In his keynote address, which focused on how to realise the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals(UN SDGs), Olajide said, a sustainable food security system is one of the core objectives of the United Nations’ SDGs and to realise it by the year 2030, according to him, the global food security system needs to be reshaped to be more productive, inclusive of poor and marginalised populations, environmentally sustainable and resilient, and able to deliver healthy and nutritious diets to all.
These, Olajide said, are complex and systemic challenges that require the combination of interconnected actions at the local, national, regional and global levels.