Edible-bird's nest (EBN) : Anti-Aging Food.
The general guidelines for the anti-aging diet are: keep your calorie consumption and saturated fat intake down; eat plenty of wholegrain, oily fish , fresh fruit and vegetables; and cut down on salt and sugar. In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific foods that have a role in anti-aging and that you should regularly include in your diet such as edible bird's nest soup.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
How To Build Bird's Nest Processing Plant To Meet CNCA Requirement and
export to China
Here are the tips on how set up bird's nest processing plant in Sarawak and application for CNCA China listing for export. Before you start, it is good if you have a good knowledge on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). My are the step by step procedure and tips for you to consider as follows:-
Locality is very important. Site should be suitable for food processing and requirement from MOH and local council. In Sarawak, agriculture land normally would not get approval from council. Try to optain site approval from council eg Lesen pelbagai. Premises situated at commercial lot/Industrial lot normally easier to get approval and licence from local council.
2. BUSINESS REGISTRATION
Register the business/ trading licence with Inland Revenue and birdnest collecting licence from Forestry Department. You need this document to be attach for your processing licence from Veterinary Division, Department of Agriculture.
3. GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE
Construct the factory according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). This document can be purchase from SIRIM online.
4. BIRDNEST PROCESSING LICENCE
Apply processing plant licence (Sarawak) from Veterinary Division, Department of Agriculture. Your plant must be endorse by Natural Resource and Environment Board (NREB) Sarawak for your waste management system. Usually the SVA will forward a copy of your application to NREB for endorsement.
5. ID REGISTRATION
Register with Department Of Veterinary Service to get the ID & registration number it application can be done online at www.dvs.gov.my
6. HACCP CERTIFICATION
Apply for food safety certification from any certification body such as Moody International, SGS, SIRIM, DVS or MOH.
7. ESTABLISTMENT NUMBER
Finally get your plant accredited under Veterinary Health Mark (VHM) and also MOH. Download the form from google search www.gov.my on Veterinary Health Mark application form. Establishment number is very important. Without this number you can't export your product.
8. CNCA AUDITING AND LISTING
Once your plant is ready, you must apply for CNCA registration which you can also download from internet. The completed application form must be forwarded to DVS Putrajaya for endorsement. CNCA will send their auditor from China to Malaysia to audit your plant. You must be prepare and ready for this important audit because it is very strict and difficult to het approval especially if your plant is ready. Make sure your quality assurance staff is very fluent in mandarin and very vast knowlegde on EBN processing and HACCP system especially on traceability and reduction of nitrite.
Contact DVS Putrajaya, Seksyen Aneka Haiwan or any Veterinary Office for assistance.