The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Canadian Executive Service Organization conducted an on-site training to the seven (7) members of the Malabing Literacy Organization, Inc. (MALOI) in Malabing Valley, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya on June 26-30, 2017.

This one (1) week on-site training aims to recommend an appropriate plant layout for the processing center of MALOI that conforms to the requirements of FDA. Furthermore, the volunteer advisor will also give a workshop on the essentials of production management specifically the GMP cum HACCP standards and system enhancement of the organization.

Mr. Lorne Duquette, the CESO VA, explained the work plan for the weeklong activity to the officers and processors of MALOI during the first (1st) day of the activity. An initial assessment of the processing center was also conducted by the members thru an activity on the same date.

The volunteer advisor together with Mr. Alberto Pamatian, CTIDS conducted an on-site evaluation on June 27-29, 2017 to check the layout of the processing center and the current system being implemented in the processing of citrus wines.

A culmination activity was conducted on June 30, 2017 to discuss the findings of Mr. Duquette. The action plan to address the findings was divided into short, medium and long term plans to be implemented by the organization and to be monitored by the DTI- personnel in-charge of the group.

The findings delved mainly on the safety practices and procedures in the processing center. In addition, improvement on the facilities and amenities was recommended by the Canadian advisor.

Ms. Mary Culhi, MALOI president, together with her members promised to fulfill the action plan during the indicated period allotted in each activity. The members were thankful for the advisor since the recommendations made will help them in making quality citrus wines.