DTI, PRDP develop Banana Industry in Quirino Province  

In support to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Cabarroguis and Calaocan Rural Improvement Club collaboratively worked together to optimize the abundance of banana in Qurino. Thus, product development training was conducted on Banana Chips Making.

Participants were able to produce three (3) varieties of banana chips which will be launched in the Ginnamuluan 2015 Product Showcase on June 19, 2015 in LGU Cabarroguis, Quirino.

The participants will be linked to Maddela Integrated Farmers Savings Development Cooperative (MIFSADECO) as soon as PRDP Project will start its banana chips enterprise business operation.

Alongside with the training, lecture on good manufacturing practices and Consumer Education Information session were also conducted.

Lecture on good manufacturing practices were also integrated in the training.  Some of the standards adopted were wearing of hairnets, apron, proper washing of hands, no wearing of jewelries during the processing, following the recommended step by step procedure of raw materials preparation, food handling and packaging.

DTI-Quirino Trade and Industry Development Analyst, Ms. Annie M. Mauyao also conducted a Consumer Education and Information Campaign and discussed the basic rights and responsibilities of a consumer. Labeling law and Product Standard (PS) mark on LPG and Helmet were also tackled.

Ms. Mauyao urged the participant to use and buy helmets with PS mark to ensure its quality and safety especially so that motorcycle vehicle is one of the major means of transportation in going to Calaocan, Cabarroguis, wherein its terrain is so steep

Posted By: Edrillan Pasion


Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.

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