AIP trains JM Foods on chicken and fish product manufacturing

04 June, 2014 | Nagaon

A day long training workshop on product development and manufacturing of fish, chicken pickle and hygienic dry fish was held at the facilities of JM Foods, Nagaon on 4 June, 2014. The hands-on training was organized to transfer the unique technology developed by Assam Agricultural University to JM Foods. The training focused on aspects like recipe, production process, hygiene, quality control, ingredient specification, regulatory aspects, food safety measures, labeling, pricing and product distribution strategy. A pilot batch of both chicken and fish pickle were prepared under the guidance of product developers from AAU.

Key delegates present for this training session were Dr. R N Goswami, Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, Dr. M Hajarika, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Science, Dr. Pranjyoti Sharma, Associate professor, Dr. Jiten Sharma, Asstt Prof, Mr. S Ahmed, Asstt Prof. College of Fisheries, Ms. Jharna Medhi, Entrepreneur and her factory staff members.

The ever growing demand for value added healthy and tasty food products has made it possible for numerous small entrepreneurs in growing their business and also provided employment opportunities for the local community. “I must thank AIP for its support to create a positive environment that motivates AAU faculty to develop innovative products and it has helped to change people’s perceptions about Agricultural Universities”, said Dr. M. Hajarika, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Science.

The training program was held in succession to the technology transfer event organized earlier at Assam Agricultural University, Khanpara Campus on 22 March, 2014. A MoU was signed between JM Foods, a local entrepreneur and Assam Agricultural University. AIP-AAU’s successful initiative of development of fish & meat pickle has gained good market share in Assam since its technology transfer to local entrepreneurs earlier in 2013. By looking at the popularity of the product, “J M Foods” decided to adopt this technology of manufacturing pickles from AAU, Jorhat.

I am satisfied with the hands-on training programme on fish/meat pickle and hygienic dry fish knowhow imparted under AIP programme and confident that the products will soon hit the market of Northeast India” said Mrs. Medhi.

The training program was helpful in sensitizing JM Foods on various practices to be followed while manufacturing the products.

 

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