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The Scientific Research Council (SRC) trained students from a range of institutions in various aspects of food processing during the fiscal period 2007/08.
As set out in a Ministry Paper that was tabled in the House of Representatives recently by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, the training was used as a medium for promotion and technology transfer.
Students from the University of Technology (UTech) received practical training in meat processing, canning and dehydration and chips, jam and jelly making, while students from Edith Dalton James High School received training in syrup and jam making and food preservation.
Some 20 students from Shortwood Teachers College, 45 students from UTech and 25 students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) received training in jam and jelly processing and two students from UWI were assisted in the development of a marmalade product.
Also, the SRC retrained youth from an eastern Kingston community in tissue culture technology towards the establishment of a production facility for the community.
Meanwhile, the agency participated in World Environmental and Education Congress in Durban, South Africa, and the Life Sciences 2007 Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Council continued its work in the area of promotion and technology transfer and as a result, aired a DVD on good manufacturing practices. The Council also advertised and sold a ‘mannish water’ formulation to Caribbean Consumers Commodity Trading and sold seven other food formulations.

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