GSC WV-FIC Team attended the Training on Food Research Management and Operations

The Guimaras State College – Western Visayas Food Innovation Center,  team headed by Dr. Rogelio T. Artajo (GSC President/FIC – Project Leader) and members Dr. Methusela C. Perrocha (FIC – Center Manager), Instr. Adrian C. Alumbro and Instr. Jessierey Heart C. Gabo (FIC – Food Technologists), Engr. Frenz Rian G. Gal (FIC – Packaging Engineer), Mr. Leo G. Sorongon (FIC – Laboratory Aide), Prof. Antinieta S. Espin (GSC Mosqueda Campus Science Laboratory Coordinator), and Ms. Sheila Mae V. Artajo (Assistant Manager GSC-Agri Eco) attended the “Training on Food Research Management and Operations” last July 2-3, 2019 at Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte.  The said activity was funded in partnership with Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST’s) project entitled “Intensifying the Research and Development Activities and Other Services of the Food Innovation Center” which started early this June 2019. The training aims to strengthen the Research and Development activities of the center and enhance the competent technical personnel in order to conduct food product development and provide technical services intended to clients and stakeholders.

VISIT AT DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, VSU FOOD TESTING LABORATORY, AND VSU FOOD INNOVATION CENTER
DR. ARTAJO AND DR. PERROCHA WITH FORMER VSU PRESIDENT DR. JOSE L. BACUSMO ON TRAINING ON TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR
DR. ARTAJO WITH DR. OTHELO B. CAPUNO – VSU VP FOR RESEARCH AND EXTENSION

The team visited the following research and development facilities as well as product processing facilities during the conduct of the training:

  1. Department of Food Science and Technology
  2. VSU Food Testing Laboratory
  3. VSU Food Innovation Center
  4. Tuklas Lunas Development Center
  5. Technology Business Incubator at VSU
  6. Jackfruit Processing Center, Baybay City
  7. Philippine Carabao Center, VSU
  8. National Coconut Research Center, VSU
  9. Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center