Morning Glory Rice Factory to get licence soon

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Morning Glory Rice Cereal Factory

– receives positive review from Food & Drug Dept.

Morning Glory Inc. Rice Cereal Factory will soon receive its license to manufacture having being positively assessed by the Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD).

In a statement, GA-FDD Director, Dr Marlan Cole disclosed that an onsite visited was recently conducted at Morning Glory Rice Cereal Factory in Anna Regina, Region Two, and GA-FDD Team was pleased with what it found.

Morning Glory Rice Cereal

“The visiting team from the GA-FDD was impressed with the layout, cleanliness, available records and general condition of the factory. Only minor violations were observed with the factory since, environmental condition, processing and staff records were perused to the satisfaction of the team,” Dr Cole said.
Samples were taken and submitted for analyst with respect to the yeast and mold, moisture and water activity levels.
As a result of the positive findings, GA-FDD team has recommended that the factory receives its license to continue manufacturing in 2020 and beyond.
“The Food and Drug department will therefore issue a Licence or Permit to manufacture. Since this inspection follows on the heels of the Department acquiring accreditation status. This particular factory and it products license / Permits will be have affixed the A2LA Logo,” the GA-FDD Director explained.
It is the Department’s hope that the Morning Glory’s Rice Cereal will soon be exported, and according to Dr Cole, the Food and Drug Department is eager to facilitate such export with the requisite Free Sale Certificate (FSC) and A2LA accreditation stamp which among other things will attest to Morning Glory’s standards and quality of food.

Inside the Rice Cereal Factory

The Morning Glory Rice Factory was funded by Government of Guyana in January 2015 and established as an agro-processing facility in 2017 under the direct of the Institute and Applied Science and Technology (IAST). This product is distributed by Ansa Mcal and can be found in all leading stores and supermarket across Guyana.

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Inspection activities for local manufacturing companies are shared between Inspectors of the GA-FDD and Environmental Health Offices (EHO) or Sanitary Inspectors (SI) in the (10) ten administrative Regions of Guyana. “Our work and activated for licencing of factories for 2020 has been curtailed because of COVID-19 restrictions, however, the Department in collaboration with Officer in the respective Region will redouble our efforts to ensure local manufacturing entities and in particular agro-processors are inspected and be issued with the respective permits and licenses or Free Sale certificates, albeit this time with the added advantage of an accreditation mark or logo,” the Director explained.



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