September 9, 2015. Can’t really remember how the day began. The weather was not good as thick haze enveloped most of Malaysia. It has been about two months since personnel from Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Gombak had conducted an audit of Apa Cava Sdn Bhd’s premises and standard operating procedures in relation to its application for MeSTI certification.
MeSti stands for Makanan Selamat Tanggungjawab Industri (Good Food Industry Responsibility), which is a food safety assurance program under the purview of the Ministry Of Health Malaysia (MOH), to ensure that SMEs (small and medium enterprises) fulfill the requirements stipulated under Malaysia’s Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 (Food Act 1983).
Through MeSTI certification, food producers will be guided to develop and implement a food safety assurance program before certification is granted. Among the key elements in this food safety assurance program is an effective control of the premises, operational controls and traceability (the ability to retrace the source of any food contamination).
After two months of sweating, MOH has officially awarded Apa Cava Sdn Bhd, under the Raguan™ brand, MeSTI certification. This is just part of Raguan’s commitment to producing delicious, premium quality food products. There’s more to come.
Yeah, I can’t really remember how the day began, but I sure do know how it ended.