Monday, September 5, 2016

DTI's enhancement seminars benefit food processors

ROSALES – Some 69 food processors in eastern Pangasinan benefitted from the product enhancement seminars conducted recently by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in this town to promote the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Natalia Dalaten, chief trade and industry development specialist of DTI-Pangasinan, said the seminars provided participants with knowledge and skills particularly on how to improve the packaging and labelling of their products so, they can compete and comply with the requirements in the international market.

Dalaten said proper packaging and labelling are imperative in any business as they enhance consumer appreciation and marketability with functional and suitable materials; inform consumers of product nutritive content and value; increase shelf life; provide product identity; and protect the product.

She said the seminars conducted by their agency, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology and the local government unit of Rosales, were part of the agency’s SME Roving Academy program.

“Support trainings and seminars of DTI will still continue under the SME Roving Academy program to assist entrepreneurs in making meaningful progress toward business success and sustain business growth,” she told the Philippine Information Agency.

According to Dalaten, there are six more remaining seminars to be conducted by DTI for the rest of the year to help in the development of entrepreneurs in the province. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)

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