Tech consultancy, services promoted in 3 towns in Neg Occ

Various food processors from different parts of Negros Occidental participated in the orientation by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST VI) Negros Occidental on its technical consultancy programs and services.  Participants hailed from Cadiz, Silay, and San Enrique.

Highlighted in the presentations are topics on Food Safety (FS), Packaging, and Mandatory Labeling Requirements.  The purpose of these activities is to promote awareness and importance of FS, to impart knowledge on the basics of packaging and labeling including the mandatory labeling requirements of the Philippines, to improve the marketability of the local products, and to assist the firms’ competitiveness by introducing FS in their operations.

Tackled in each orientation were an overview of the programs and services provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), discussions on FS including proper hygiene, handwashing, cross-contamination, and proper food handling, and discussions on Packaging and Mandatory Labeling Requirements