The Department of Science and Technology presented its programs on food safety designed to fight malnutrition and meet stringent international food safety requirements through its testing and R&D facilities in Bicutan science complex during a recent press conference in Sulo Hotel, Quezon City. DOST’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, and seven ISO-certified regional testing laboratories are ready to help the food manufacturing and processing sector. Photo shows (L-R) DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services Fortunato T. dela Peña, PNRI Director Alumanda M. dela Rosa, DOST Undersecretary for R&D Graciano P. Yumul Jr. preparing notes at the start of presscon.
Dr. Nuna Almanzor, Director of Industrial Technology Development Institute explains the importance of food safety, product labeling, and appropriate packaging technology in the face of stringent national and international food and nutrition security concerns during a press conference in Sulo Hotel in Quezon City. Seven DOST’s 14 region testing laboratories are ISO certified and capable to meet international product testing standards. Others in photo (L-R) are Niña Escoreal of the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development, and DOST Undersecretary Graciano P. Yumul, Jr. (Joy M. Lazcano, S&T Media Service)
Food and Nutrition Research Institute Director Mario V. Capanzana explains the importance and steps in food testing and analysis that his agency provides to the food processing and manufacturing sector during a recent press conference in Sulo Hotel in Quezon City. An attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology, FNRI is the country’s authority in food safety and nutrition research, which are critical in the fight against malnutrition and in achieving international food safety requirements. Seven of DOST’s 14 regional testing laboratories are ISO certified and capable to meet the stringent food safety related tests. (Joy Lazcano, S&T Media Setrvice)
The dry spell phenomenon that sweeps the country has prompted government to act and provide solutions to mitigate its effects on the economy. Photo shows (R-L) Ret. Gen. Glen Rabonza of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, explains to the media during the press conference on dry spell, the efforts that the agency is providing while DOST Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro and Usec. Graciano P. Yumul, Jr. looks on.
A testimony of how Small to Medium Enterprises can flourish with the help of government agencies in extending technologies to its recipients. The Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program of the Department of Science and Technology presents during a recent press conference, the success story of one of its beneficiaries which exports its products abroad to some of the well known companies in the world. Photo shows (L-R) DOST Undersecretary Maripaz L. Perez, Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro, and Mr. Arden A. Siarot, President of Arden Classic.