Cotabato City, BARMM — To equip micro, small, and medium enterprises with knowledge and skills on technology adoption, five (5) cooperatives in this city benefitted from the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP) Training organized by Cotabato S & T Center.

On May 15-17, 2023, the training for MSMEs slated at Drive Way Food Street Hub introduced learnings and good practices on Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Proper Handwashing, Cross-contamination, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Halal Awareness and Certification, and Packaging and Labelling.

BiniruanPansit Producers Cooperative “Pansit Maker,” TMA Food Products “Pita & Shawarma Producers,” Pagalamat United Farmers Association and Cooperative (PUFAC) “Tipas Maker,” Nidas Delicacies “Nidas Bibingka Producers” And Alternative Soap Making Cooperative “Herbal Soap Making” were the beneficiaries/participants of the said Training.

In a statement, MonawaraAbdulbadie, Chief Science Research Specialist and S & T Services Head, said that MOST intensified technology training for MSMEs to impart knowledge and learnings so they would adhere to food safety, good manufacturing, and compliance to Halal.

“The training provided by MOST is our way to assist our MSMEs in the region improve their system and operation as well as for them to adhere to food safety, practice good manufacturing, follow standard food packaging and labelling, and be halal-compliant.” Abdbulbadie emphasized.

“Luboskamingnagpapasalamatsa Ministry of Science and Technology sapangungunani Minister Engr. Aida M. Silongansapagbibigaysa amin ng ganitongtraining at workshop. Sa ating Food Safety Resource Speaker, Halal Awareness Speaker, at MOST-Cotabato City, maraming salamat din po. Itongtraining naito ay malakingbagay para saamingmgamaliliitnanegosyanteupangmatutunan ang patungkolsakahalagahan ng Food Safety at pag-gamit ng Halal namgaproduktoupangmapanatilinamin ang kalinisan at kalidad ng amingmgaibenebentangproduktosa mercado. Mulimulasaaming cooperative Maraming Salamat sa MOST.” Gemma Adbullah, PUFAC Member, said being thankful of the training provided by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

[We are very grateful to the Ministry of Science and Technology led by Minister Engr. Aida M. Silongan for giving us this training and workshop andto our food safety resource speaker, halal awareness speaker, and MOST-Cotabato City, thank you so much. This training is excellent for us small entrepreneurs to learn about the importance of Food Safety and producing Halal products to maintain the cleanliness and quality of our products sold in the market, again from our cooperative. Thank you very much to MOST.]

Furthermore, the ministry aimed for MSMEs’ products to have quality, become competitive in the market and supply more while adhering to minimum standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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