Aiding the food industry (7 Stars Food Processing Factory)
As a tourism destination, Macao abounds in gourmet food. The food processing industry has contributed greatly to Macao’s catering sector. The market for the wholesaling of meat, dry goods and frozen food processing is reaching saturation. Macao restaurants have a stable demand for cooked food processing, which currently are mostly imported from foreign countries. In view of this, 7 Stars Trading Ltd. was established in 2016 and officially started operations in the beginning of 2018, with cooked food processing as its major business.
“As a local processing factory, we have confidence in our technologies and products,” said Elvis Tam, Special Assistant to the Chairman of 7 Stars Trading. “We can meet the requirements of enterprises and restaurants by providing services such as food preparation and logistic supplies. We passed the international food safety management system and received the quality accreditation of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), in early 2018. Our staff are now more knowledgeable about food safety and we can guarantee the high quality of our products.”
In Macao, businesses in the food industry have to follow rigorous regulations. “We need to communicate with a lot of different government departments. The Fire Services Bureau will monitor the fire safety of our venue; the Municipal Affairs Bureau and the Health Bureau will regulate our hygiene standard and food safety, while the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau as well as the Economic Service Bureau and the Environmental Protection Bureau will check our floor plans of the factory,” noted Mr. Tam.
He added: “The ‘One-Stop Service’ provided by IPIM helps us to communicate with all relevant departments, and this shortened the time we spent in handling the registration procedures.”
According to Mr. Tam, in addition to helping small and medium-sized enterprises to communicate with government departments, the “One-Stop Service” for investors can reduce the operating cost and enhance the quality of Macao’s products and services. He said that 7 Stars Trading came to know IPIM services because of his friends’ recommendation, and now the company is happy to promote it to people who intend to start up their own businesses.
7 Stars Trading provides high quality cooked food processing for local restaurants and meets Macao’s rigorous requirements for the food industry. “The ‘One-Stop Service’ provided by IPIM helps us to communicate with all relevant departments, and this shortened the time we spent in handling registration procedures.”Elvis Tam, 7 Stars Trading