He added that regular health screenings and education on food safety practices can help ensure that the bakers are in good health which is important to food safety.
Olam Agri has, over the years, initiated many programmes along this vein, including the ‘Bakers’ Conference’ which is a stakeholder engagement initiative designed to establish constant communication and direct engagement with bakers across the country on issues relating to their businesses and create a platform to jointly brainstorm for solutions. The business also organises a series of training programmes for bakers focusing on how to efficiently use their products for different baking purposes while reducing costs.
Commissioned in 2012 by the late President John Evans Atta Mills, the business sources wheat grains from around the world to produce different types of wheat flour for different baking purposes both for the local market and export to neighbouring Francophone countries.
With a strong focus on food safety and a continuing commitment to quality, the business has invested in high-quality infrastructure and competent human resources to ensure the production of quality products that are able to meet local demands and international standards. Some of the main flour brands produced by the company include First Choice, Royal Gold, and Vital.