UMTC Certified for HACCP & GMP

14 Feb 2019
by Marlow Navigation

UMTC becomes the first maritime training centre in the Philippines to be certified for HACCP and GMP following successful completion of its fourth and final audit.

Culinary & Quality Assurance teams, with Training Director, Anthony Noakes, drivers for HACCP & GMP certification


United Marine Training Center (UMTC) has become certified in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) by SGS, a leading Swiss-based third party certification and verification organisation.

This makes UMTC the first and currently only maritime training centre in the Philippines to achieve this certification. HACCP and GMP are both international quality systems provided by independent third party organisations.

“HACCP certification enhances our food safety management systems and product quality, whilst GMP ensures the integrity of food manufacturing process, as well as our compliance with food safety regulations,” stated Managing Director, UMTC, Donald Bautista.

“These achievements represent the culmination of two and a half years hard work by the entire Culinary Team, led by CTD Manager, Chef Jose Gabriel Prats and the Quality Assurance Team, led by QA Manager, Jeniffer Remoroza, together with our Training Director, Anthony Noakes,” he added.

HACCP certification is an international standard defining the requirements for effective control of food safety. In its systematic and preventive approach to food safety it goes beyond inspecting finished food products, but detects, corrects and prevents hazards throughout the food processing process. It addresses the food safety culture of the whole organisation - from top Management to the cook trainees and culinary staff preparing and serving meals at UMTC.

GMP provides independent verification and certification that the basic manufacturing practices and prerequisites necessary for the implementation of an effective HACCP food safety program are being followed. It is a system addressing the hazards associated with personnel and environment during food production, such as premises, equipment or personal hygiene of staff.

“These international certifications further demonstrate to clients and partners the commitment to producing and trading in safe, high quality food, as well as training in these areas. Well done to the UMTC team for their ongoing professionalism and excellence,” said Training Director, Marlow Navigation, Joern Clodius.


About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned & trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with approximately 1,000 shore-based staff & 14,000 crew on-board managed vessels, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability & client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rhoon/Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

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