Albay holds training on meat processing

LEGAZPI CITY, July 10 (PNA) — To provide livelihood to Albay residents, the Provincial Government of Albay, through the Provincial Veterinary Services (PVS), held a two-day training program on meat processing at the Albay Packaging Center (APC) in Camalig, Albay, starting Wednesday.

Rey Salalima, officer-in-charge (OIC), Albay Artificial Insemination Center manager, which hosts the APC venue, said there were 43 participants coming from the different local government units of the province, students from the Bicol University and Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Salalima said the training seminar aimed at educating the participants and extending information on how to prolong the shelf life of food products.

Dr. Antonio Basanta, OIC of the PVS, said the event was meant to provide the people of Albay the means and knowledge to start their own small self-sustaining businesses where they can have a steady means of income.

“Meat processing allows a person to have a food product which can sustain its freshness and flavor for a prolonged period of time, allowing them to be marketed to a wider segment of the community,” Basanta said.

He further said that “meat processing kills microbes and bacteria and delays their inception, which means we can be assured that the food that we eat are safe for consumption.”

The training on meat processing includes lectures on proper utilization of the different methods of preventing spoilage and hands-on demonstrations of various recipes which can be used for enterprising. (PNA)