July 16, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Kalinga State University President Eduardo Bagtang encouraged researchers, faculty, students, and their private partners to make use of the Food and Analytical Laboratory-Shared Service Facility (SSF) recently launched at the Central Science Laboratory building.

 Bagtang said the university welcomes anyone who would want to use the facility.
 “It will be good if this facility depreciates because we have used it, because we have constantly used this facility to develop products in the province, in the city, and other provinces nearby or the Cordillera,” he said.

He also thanked the Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Science and Technology for assisting the KSU to qualify to receive the project with a total cost of P4.8 million.

The food and analytical laboratory is equipped to do phytochemical screening, crude fat analyses, total sugar analyses, microbial analysis, and testing for the presence of heavy metals, among other things.

DTI-Cordillera Director Juliet Lucas said the project is relevant in addressing the many challenges in implementing the industry development of the province. “This laboratory is important because it will ensure the safety of the consumers especially on food. We have to make sure that they are eating good food, and that has to be certified,” she said.
During the launching, a memorandum of agreement and usufruct agreement in establishing the SSF for Food and Analytical Laboratory were also signed. – Debbie E. Gasingan