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DOST-I empowers Pangasinan salt manufacturer with cGMP and Food Safety Training

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 06:34 AM    Views : 131by:S&T Media Service



The Department of Science and Technology Region 1 (DOST-I), through the Provincial Science and Technology Office (PSTO) - Pangasinan Field Office, conducted Awareness Seminar on Food Safety (FS) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) to two (2) salt manufacturers at Barangay Amansabina, Mangaldan, Pangasinan on 9 February 2023.

The training aimed to give awareness on basic food hygiene and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), to identify different food hazards and causes of food contamination, and to assess the sanitary condition and practices of each firm in conformity with GMP, basic food hygiene, and food safety requirements.

Nine (9) participants from B.S. Cuison Enterprises and Libring Salt Refinery attended the training.

Hero D. Galamgam, Project Technical Specialist I, DOST-I Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL), discussed the importance of Food Safety (FS) and current

Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). He highlighted that every food handler must undergo food safety training for them to produce safe and wholesome foods. Afterwards, Mr. Galamgam checked how effective each participant was, through simulation of hand washing.

To ensure food safety in the region, DOST-I committed to continue to collaborate with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and consumers by providing lectures and assessment to businesses as part of their application in obtaining a license to operate requirement and to raise awareness for the benefit of the general public. 


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