Food Safety Seminar for Davao City Public Market Vendors

Market vendors in Davao City will get the opportunity to learn more about food safety, through government-initiated seminars this week.

The Department of Trade and Industry – Davao City Field Office (DTI-DCFO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will conduct free seminars on food safety for all market vendors. Schedules are as follows:

July 7, 1-3 p.m. – Toril Public Market
July 8, 1-3 p.m. – Matina Public Market
July 12, 1-3 p.m. – Bankerohan Public Market
July 13, 1-3 p.m. – Agdao Public Market

The seminars are in line with the upcoming celebration of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Week, to be held on July 11 – 17, 2011.

[ Original story from Sun.Star Davao ]

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  1. vendors selling sliced /cut vegetables,bagoong isda,bagoong hipon are using tawas as preservative.acceptable ba yan ng doh.i never heard na may inspection sa bankerohan about tawas for i known it toxic when taken internally..

    • Yes, sally. Tawas is non-toxic, has somewhat a sweet acidic taste that dissolves easily in water and reacts with acid. Tawas or alum has varieties of uses. Tawas has industrial, cosmetic, culinary applications as well as some medicinal and health benefits. Culinary
      Alum powder may be used in pickling recipes as a preservative to maintain fruit and vegetable crispness.
      Alum is used as the acidic component of some commercial baking powders.
      Alum was used by bakers in England during the 1800s to make bread whiter.

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