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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

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SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Department of Science and Technology boosts competitiveness of our micro, small, and medium enterprises by providing packaging and labelling (P&L) services to help them create and establish their identity, enhance product quality and safety,  and have a marketing leverage.

The P&L services include packaging solutions, through consultations with an accredited P&L expert, specifically in the design, selection and execution of appropriate labelling and packaging materials to increase shelf-life, protect products, and make them more appealing to consumers. 

In the Province of Surigao del Norte, an exclusive one-on-one meeting between the Proprietors and the hired accredited P&L Designer-Consultant of DOST Caraga, Mr. Elpsalms David Franco, was conducted on January 17, 2023, at the DOST-SDN Office, Surigao City. 

Separate consultations were conducted with Aquariane Food Products Manufacturing owned and managed by Mrs. Gemma S. Rebuta; Gellan’s Sweets, Cakes & Pastry Needs by Ms. Genievive Camporedondo; and, with Mr. and Mrs. Tirso and Rosanna Lisbos of Lisbos Cacao Trading.

DOST Caraga provides P&L service to MSMEs in the region in the forms of (1) packaging materials based on technical requirements of the food products to improve shelf-life, (2) printed labels containing information required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and (3) nutritional facts and shelf-life analyses assistance. 

Nutritional facts analysis provides detailed information about the food’s nutritional content such as the amount of fat, sugar, sodium, and fiber it contains. 

Shelf-life testing is a detailed laboratory analysis that measures the number of days until a product is safe and of good quality for consumption. These analyses are required by the FDA on most packaged food and beverage products. (DOST-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)