MyGAP: Choosing The Right Plate Of Kubis And More
The plate of Kai Lan served on your dining table may look edible and even delicious. But have you ever thought that it has not been washed properly or it may not have been washed at all?
Food is one of the basic necessities that we can’t live without. Studies have showed that we are indeed what we eat. Therefore, it’s important to make conscious decisions on the type of food that we put into our body. More and more consumers are starting to realise the importance of choosing the right food. In turn, the suppliers of food will lose out if their food isn’t up to the consumers’ standard, not only in terms of taste but of its safety and quality.
How to select?
With so many food products on the supermarket’s shelves, the competition is high. Price isn’t the only factor that will tempt the consumers anymore. Consumers want to know that the food that they are eating is safe.
In 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (‘MOA’) has launched the Malaysian Good Agricultural Practices (‘MyGAP’). It is a rebranding exercise and a comprehensive certification scheme for agricultural, aquaculture and livestock sector which is implemented based on Malaysian Standard (MS). And it is MyGAP that will help consumers to make better decisions.
Farmers can sign up for MyGAP certification for free and does not incur cost to comply with. They just need to change their practices to make the food safer for consumption. As it is a standard that is recognised globally which emphasises on environment, economy and social aspects to ensure that the food is safe and of good quality, consumers can be rest assured when they choose a MyGAP food product.