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Meet up with Mr. Noli Ondiano, proprietor of 3 Sisters Peanut Butter for the turnover of the 1254 pcs of sticker labels with Ms. Kristel Alvarico of DOST-Mis. Occ.

Five (5) enterprises in Misamis Occidental received Packaging and Labelling assistance from DOST-Misamis Occidental on January 12, 2021.

These five enterprises are QMR Homemade Food Trading for its Soya Milk product, 3 Sister Peanut for its Peanut Butter product, Sibula Farmers Cooperative (SIFAMCO) for its Coconut Water Vinegar product, Aloran Federated Women's Association (AFWA) for its Pork Tocino product, and Tan Women's Center (LTWC) for its Squash Canton Noodles.

The enterprises were also beneficiaries of the DOST Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), while the associations belong to our Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST)-assisted groups.

Before the intervention, the enterprises used product labels that do not comply with the FDA requirements.

Through the DOST-X consultancy and S&T training services, the 5 MSMEs received improvement and development of their product labels and design with the full consideration of FDA mandatory standards.

Each firm received labeling assistance amounting to Php 10,000.00 worth of sticker labels that totaled to 5,480 sticker label pieces.

“Dako kayo ni natabang sa pag-market sa akong produkto. Salamat kayo DOST (This will be a great help in expanding the market of my products),” said Mr.Noli C. Ondiano, owner of 3 Sisters Peanut Butter.

The labeling assistance gives the enterprises a higher edge in market competitiveness as it improvised their product appearance and gave them a heads-up to being FDA-certified. (Kristel F. Alvarico/DOST-Misamis Occidental)