Ambassador

Noor Zafira Noor Hasnan, PhD
Senior Lecturer/ Researcher
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Ambassador’s Report

It is my vision to empower the food safety of the small and medium enterprises who make up the major establishments in the food sector at most part of the world. I believe the effort should begin with the awareness and proceeds through understanding, attitude, implementation, compliance and continuous improvement. Hence, it is the duty of the people trained in food knowledge including myself to deliver the efforts to the food industry community.

My ideas of contributing to the realization of GHI goal begins with providing awareness on food safety through seminars, articles, industry programs and lectures. This should include exposures to the negative impact when compromising food safety in the pursuit of profit or cost reduction based on the previous incidents. However, the awareness alone will not bring any fruitful progress towards the food safety practice. It is important for the local industry to be taught on the implementation. This can be simply a short guide or an infographic exemplarily on every element in Good Manufacturing Practice, translated into the local language and adapted to SME cognitive level. The guide can be delivered phase-by-phase for ensuring the effectiveness of understanding. Only through a sincere and effective implementation, the practice of food safety will lead to the production of wholesome food and eventually, achieve the food security.


Activities and Presentations


Dr. Noor Zafira Noor Hasnan, GHI Ambassador to Malaysia - A visit to organic farm in Hessen, Germany



Title: Spine Layout Design for Improving Food Hygiene and Reducing Travelled Distances in a Small-Scale Burger Patties Processing
Conference: International Conference On Agricultural and Food Engineering 2018 (CAFEi2018)
7th-9th November 2018 | The Everly Putrajaya, Malaysia
Website: http://www.cafei.upm.edu.my/

Conference: Malaysian Convention on Agricultural and Food Engineering 2019
21st March 2019 - 8 am to 17 pm | Wisma Tani, Government Administration Centre, Putrajaya Malaysia


Publications

Book Title: Food Factory Design: Reality and Challenges Faced by Malaysian SMEs
Authors: Noor Zafira Noor Hasnan, Norashikin Ab. Aziz, Farah Saleena Taip, Norzima Zulkifli
Publication and Date: Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 2014
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210784314000473

Title: Spine Layout Design for Improving Food Hygiene and Reducing Travelled Distances in a Small-Scale Burger Patties Processing
Publication: Food Research, 2019
Authors: Noor Zafira Noor Hasnan, Norashikin Ab. Aziz, Farah Saleena Taip, Norzima Zulkifli
URL: https://www.myfoodresearch.com/uploads/8/4/8/5/84855864/fr-2018-149.pdf