DOST MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL BRINGS ENHANCED PACKAGING TO AWEZAMIZ COMPLEMENTARY FOOD

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Turnover of 60,000 pieces RMS Baby Food Blend packaging to LGU Ozamiz City with Ms. Maria Lucy Cabalit representing the City Mayor, Ms. Lelitha G. Navarez head of the Ozamiz City Complementary Food Production Facility, and PSTD Eufresnie Ann D. Simbajon and the PSTC staff

Words of gratitude and glee filled the City Mayor’s Office of Ozamiz City as the Supervising Administrative Officer of the Local Government Unit, Ms. Maria Lucy R. Cabalit together with the Ozamiz City Complementary Food Production Facility (CFPF) Head, Ms. Lelita G. Navarez received the 60,000 pieces of Rice Mongo Sesame (RMS) Baby Food Blend packaging material last 08 April 2019.

In 2016, LGU Ozamiz City was one of the beneficiaries of the DOST-Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) project on the roll-out of complementary food production facility to address malnutrition of young children ages 6 to 59 months old. Ozamiz City CFPF is capable of producing RMS baby food blend for 6 to 24 months old toddlers and Rice Mongo (RM) Crunchies for 25 to 59 months old children.

To continually improve and hasten production of these complementary food products, DOST Region 10 through the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Misamis Occidental headed by Ms. Eufresnie Ann D. Simbajon extended additional support to the facility amounting to more than P300,000.00. Mechanical bean roaster and electric double deep fryer were turned over last 11 February 2019.

To compete with the existing commercial brands of baby food products in the market, DOST also provided assistance on the packaging and labelling design and initial execution of the RMS baby food blend. “Naa na gyud maka compete sa commercial brand (RMS baby food blend can now compete with the commercial brands)” Ms. Cabalit said.

To support waste management, Ms. Navarez eagerly said that discounts will be given to the next purchase of the customers who will return the used packaging materials. These will then be utilized to produce eco bags, wallets and other novelty materials.

The Local Government Unit of Ozamiz City was grateful to DOST’s assistance.

“DOST are the people behind the scene”, Ms. Cabalit added with sincere gratitude. 

Source: http://region10.dost.gov.ph/204-dost-misamis-occidental-brings-enhanced-packaging-to-awezamiz-complementary-food

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