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Snack foods technology transfer forum up in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 26 -– The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional office, will hold a Forum on the Production and Technology Transfer of the FNRI-Developed Complementary Snack Foods.

DOST regional director Brenda Nazareth-Manzano said the holding of the forum was in line with the efforts of DOST to promote Science and Technology (S&T) based interventions to address malnutrition.

The forum, which is free of charge, will be held on Nov. 17 in Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

Manzano said the forum was also aimed to fast track the adoption and commercialization of the FNRI developed complimentary snack foods.

Among the DOST-FNRI developed snack foods are the extruded snack food curls such as rice-mongo, corn-mongo, rice-soy, corn-soy, and rice-mongo-skim milk, and the expanded snack food (kroepeck/crunchies/chips), rice-fish protein concentrate (FPC), corn-mongo corn-soy squash-corn, and squash (recipes).

The FNRI-DOST is the principal research arm of the government in food and nutrition.

It is mandated to conduct research that defines the citizenry’s nutritional status, with reference particularly to the malnutrition problem, its causes and effects and identify alternative solutions to them.

For reservation and more information, interested participants may visit the DOST regional office at Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City, or call at telephone number (062)991-1024 and look for Thelma Diego.

They may also call the Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) in upper Turno, Dipolog City at telephone number (065)212-2244, in Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City at telephone numbers (062)925-1152, and in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at telephone numbers (062)333-2793. (PNA)

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