In its bid to maintain its competitive edge in the corn industry, the technical staff of the KSK Food Products attended the four-day training course on Corn Postharvest Technology and Storage Management. The Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (" />

BPRE trains "Boy Bawang" manufacturer
(by Ms. Helen R. Calica  2/16/2007)



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In its bid to maintain its competitive edge in the corn industry, the technical staff of the KSK Food Products attended the four-day training course on Corn Postharvest Technology and Storage Management. The Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (BPRE) conducted the training on November 14-17, 2006 at the main office of the KSK Food Products in Bignay, Caloocan City .


The KSK Food Products is the manufacturer of the now famous #Boy Bawang# garlic-flavored corn snack. To maintain its excellence in product quality, it requested and sponsored this postharvest training from BPRE.


Mr. Paul Kho, the Assistant Manager of the KSK Food Products and the technical staff mostly from the quality assurance and warehouse section were very eager to adopt their learned knowledge and skills.


Dr. Manolito C. Bulaong, Director I of the Postharvest Engineering Department (PHED) served as the resource speaker on corn postharvest technology. Ms. Miriam A. Acda, Acting Director II of the Food Protection Department, (FPD) discussed storage management. Aside from the usual lecture-discussion, there were hands-on and practical exercises on the physical properties of corn, qualitative and quantitative sampling and inspection of their warehouse, brainstorming and action planning.


As an output of the training, KSK technical staff formulated a pest management program that is appropriate to their system of operation. This program will be implemented immediately after the training. Mr. Kho expressed his appreciation to BPRE for teaching them recommended technologies and practices that can further improve their system of operation.