MGM recently joined hands with Macao Chamber of Commerce to organize the third edition of “MGM SME Seminar – Food Safety”, an explanatory session for local small and medium-sized food suppliers to better understand the latest measures for food safety in Macau, as well as MGM’s respective criteria amid the pandemic. The heads of Department of Food Safety of the Municipal Affairs Bureau and Risk & Safety Management of MGM were invited to share with more than 140 participants from SMEs in the fields of catering and food supply. The seminar was held with the objective of raising overall awareness on the issue of cold-chain food safety in Macau, as well as helping to enhance the service and competitiveness of local SMEs that are crucial for the growth of the industry.
The seminar was fully supported by the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM), Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT), Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM), and Macau Union Suppliers Association. Guests of honor included U Kin Cho, Vice President of Macao Chamber of Commerce; António José Dias Azedo, Chairman of Consultative Committee on Municipal Affairs of IAM; Chan Hon Sang, Deputy Director of DSEDT; U U Sang, Executive Committee Member of the Administrative Committee of IPIM; Victoria Kuan, Deputy Director-General of CPTTM; and Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM.
Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, said, “There has been a growing concern over food safety among customers in the midst of the pandemic. As Macau’s tourism industry is on the road to recovery, MGM is determined to protect the health and safety of its customers. Food safety is certainly a cornerstone in promoting Macau’s position as a Creative City of Gastronomy. We hope this seminar will help SMEs and industry peers to keep raising their awareness of food safety, which will further reduce the related risks to Macau, bringing about infinite possibilities under the canopy of ‘Tourism + Gastronomy’.”
Cheong Kuai Tat, Head of Department of Food Safety of IAM, introduced the Food Safety Law, food safety related work and services of the bureau, related resources for supporting the industry and the city’s anti-pandemic measures for maintaining the safety of cold-chain food products. After explaining IAM’s authorities and functions that uphold its enforcement of Food Safety Law, he spelled out the obligations and responsibilities of food producers and operators along with the penalties for violating the law. Cheong Kuai Tat has especially addressed on a series of measures enforcing in Macau regarding the sanitization, inspection and traceability of imported frozen meat, seafood and related products to ward off the threat of virus transmission, as well as the anti-pandemic guideline for industry practitioners. It also propelled the food industry to increase their anti-pandemic awareness.
Winston Yeung, Executive Director of Safety of MGM, spoke about the points to note for suppliers in MGM’s food safety management system. He shed lights on the Company’s standards and procedures for inspecting suppliers as well as its criteria for food procurement and receipt of goods, allowing participants of the seminar to understand MGM’s standards on food safety and help raise the quality of service of the entire industry.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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