DUBAI, June 11, 2009 (News Agencies) .
Al Semman Farm, one of the two quail producers in the United Arab Emirates and member of UAE-based Liberty Investment Company , has begun implementing expansion plans and gearing for exports.
Having just achieved the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) certification, this is considered the ultimate recognition for safety and hygiene standards in the global food industry.
Al Semman Farm, located in Al Ain, is the first UAE poultry company to have achieved the HACCP certification in both poultry farming and processing plant operations, following stringent testing under the complex HACCP program.
Globally, most poultry farms achieve certification for only the processing plant.
James Greig, manager at Al Semman Farm said, "Achieving the HACCP for a local quail farm is a major feat because rearing quail in the UAE is a daunting task due high summer temperatures and low humidity in the interior of the country.
“With the HACCP, we will be the first poultry company to export a locally produced poultry product from the Abu Dhabi emirate.
“The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), which closely monitors food processing in the emirate, is working with Al Semman Farm to standardize and establish new procedures for the export of quail to other markets."