Madurai

MoU signed for collaboration in food processing research

A memorandum of understanding was signed between American College and Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Marketing Yard in Madurai on Friday.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between American College and Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Marketing Yard in Madurai on Friday.   | Photo Credit: ma06-food-science

Between American College and Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Marketing Yard

MADURAI

A memorandum of understanding was signed on Friday between American College and Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Marketing Yard to facilitate collaborative research, skill development and create new food products. The MoU envisages development of flavoured brown rice milk, which has health benefits; non-chemical jaggery from sugarcane juice; millet waffle for children and enrichment of edible oil.

A high-tech sensory evaluation laboratory will be established at American College for use by hoteliers and food product manufacturers. Final year students of the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Food Processing of American College will be trained at the Marketing Yard in storage management, product development, marketing and accounts to provide them the skill set required to become a successful entrepreneur or a skilled professional.

The MoU also facilitates grading and scientific, hygienic and attractive packing of fruits and vegetables cultivated by farmers of Kodaikanal. Marketing facilities like retail shops and online portal will be created with involvement of students, as a community outreach activity, to enhance the income of farmers.

The MoU was signed by S. Rethinavelu, Chairman and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Marketing Yard, and M. Davamani Christober, Principal, American College. J. Helen Ratna Monica, Bursar, welcomed the gathering and Poornima Jeyasekaran proposed a vote of thanks.

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