A Strong Handcarved Tool


Our company manager Nasri came with a tool that had belonged to his grandfather. One can reshuffle hard earth easily with this strong handcarved tool.
Tomorrow fresh soil will go on top of the hard earth. Planting of the Langkawi Mujonso babies will be done partly by ourselves and two gardeners coming from Langkawi taking with them a first batch of some thousand baby Mujonso.
Babies will now become parent Mujonso in Perlis who then will give birth to new growth as well.

That is the way we spread the story of Mujonso, by hand and soon in Perlis as well, plant by plant.

Amazing Malaysia

Amazing Malaysia

Every day there is an opportunity to learn something new.
This is Rose, the assistant of Dr. Gatot of our lab. Today is our “Outside Cleaning Day” but today is special. Because we are going to plant organic Mujonso also in Perlis around our 10,000 S.F. office, lab and warehouse building.
Wherever we go we make things “green” and next week we will do it with Mujonso that we have start growing in Langkawi for Perlis. At The Ocean Residence in Langkawi we planted some 5,000 Mujonso plants to benefit the health of our guests.
Now some 1,000 of their babies come to Perlis. So we are extra cleaning here to welcome them.

What I learned new today is this interesting broom Rose brought to the office. It is fully made from road and field plants, not one single piece of plastic. And ….. wow! … what a great tool to clean the street of almost any dirt.
Thanks Rose for teaching me yet another of these amazing local tools.

Meet the Safety Assessor for Paul Penders Company

Meet Paul Penders Company Safety Assessor, James Midgley. His specialty is toxicology and the possible toxic effects that can occur when substances are mixed together improperly. Educated at the University of Hull in the UK, his degree is in Organic Chemistry with an emphasis on ingestion, absorption and inhalation. He knows a lot about which blends of chemicals can have positive or negative effects on the human body.

What does a Safety Assessor do?

“I am an independent voice, paid to take an objective look at the product and assess its safety. I am paid by the company to be separate from the company — to provide that external view. It”s like an auditor position. Everybody wants to sell, sell, sell. But it”s my job to say “hang on a minute, this is what we need to look at.””

What does a Safety Assessor look for?

“There are three main things,” says James:

“One, a Raw Materials Check.”

“I look at the suppliers of the raw materials, check the inventory documents when a new batch is delivered, and match their certificates of conformity against the receipts to be sure they meet the criteria.

“Second, I am looking for possible chemical interactions in the matrix – functional groups of natural products.”

“At ambient temperatures, there”s no problem usually but some combinations can become toxic. So I check if at room temperature, substances in a product formula will form something else.”

“The third thing is the efficacy of the formulas.”

He explains that “efficacy” is a combination of the raw materials from suppliers plus the knowledge of interactions between substances. From that equation, you get evidence whether or not a product is safe for use in the global marketplace.

When the full Safety Assessment is completed, James will then issue a “Release Certificate” for that particular batch of Paul Penders products. He estimates it takes him about 4 hours to evaluate each batch of products before they are allowed to be shipped out.

You might think that a Safety Assessor would be a bit scary.

After all, this is the person who will determine if your manufacturing conditions are hygienic and your products are safe for human use. As it turns out, James Midgley is a warm, friendly and very funny man who just happens to have a vast knowledge of chemistry. He”s the kind of bloke that you might find yourself laughing with down in a caf” for coffee and a fascinating conversation.


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