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Guidelines in Designing Food Research Laboratory and Innovation Facilities

Requested from FNRI by M. dela Peña at 04:32 PM on Jan 13, 2022.
Purpose: Architectural Thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/13/2010 - 01/13/2022
Tracking no: #FNRI-003625450068

dela Peña 04:32 PM, Jan 13, 2022

Good day Ma'am/Sir, I would like to ask if you can help me with these following information:

1. Guidelines in Designing Food Research Laboratory and Innovation Facilities 

2. Space/Planning Requirements for Food Research Laboratory and Innovation Facilities 

3. Philippine Government Funding Allocation for Food Innovation

Thank you!

Aguila 08:55 AM, Jan 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Dear Marlo,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 13, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Guidelines in Designing Food Research Laboratory and Innovation Facilities.

We received your request on Jan 13, 2022 and will respond on or before Feb 03, 2022 04:32:34 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEUZOUkktMDAzNjI1NDUwMDY4DA, for request with ticket number #FNRI-003625450068.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Divorah Aguila
FOI Officer

Calibo, MD, DPPS 01:52 PM, Jan 28, 2022

January 28, 2022

Dear Marlo dela Peña,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jan 13, 2022 04:32:34 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Guidelines in Designing Food Research Laboratory and Innovation Facilities.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of [some/most/all] of the information you requested.

Space requirement is dependent on the nature and type of food being developed, the number of laboratory-scale equipment, and the number of personnel working in the food product development laboratory;

The facility must adhere to the principles of current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) and good hygienic practices (GHP) to ensure food safety and avoid risks of contamination. You may refer to online references of cGMP and GHP. The cGMP will also provide you with a checklist of specific requirements for food processing facilities. We adhere to these guidelines too;

There should be a smooth flow of operations from raw material preparation to end product storage/distribution;

There must be separate rooms for different activities of food product development but must be interconnected for the smooth flow of one activity to the other. i.e. food product development laboratory, physicochemical analyses Laboratory, sensory evaluation laboratory, and pilot-scale production facility;

Food facility areas must have a high level of sanitation, sterility, and safety; hence must provide spaces for sanitation; and

Must ensure proper room humidity and temperature suitable for food product development (space for proper ventilation is also covered by cGMP)

For innovation centers, you may also refer to the DOST ITDI since they are the lead to the DOST food innovation centers in the country but basically, all of these food innovation centers adhere to cGMP guidelines.

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to <DOST Sec. Fortunato De La Pena @osec@dost.gov.ph>. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Anthony P. Calibo, MD, DPPS
FOI Receiving Officer
Deputy Director

dela Peña 07:54 PM, Jan 28, 2022

Good evening, Sir Anthony! We thank you for this information. It will be a great help for us. God bless you!

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