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MALAYSIA


Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia

(was Universiti Pertanian Malaysia)

Address:

UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor

Tel.:

(60)-3-9486101 (11) ext. 3412

Fax:

(60)-3-942 3552



Head of organization

Prof. Dr Gulam Rasul Rahmat Ali



Type of organization

Univ. Dept./Higher Educ.



Responsible Authority

Vice Chancellor, Universiti Putra Malaysia



Number of Staff

Scientists: 6

Others: 5



Working languages:

English, Malay



Major field of interest:



Handling:

post harvest handling prior to processing


Processing:

Freezing, chilling, filleting


Species:

Finfish, marine and freshwater: Crustaceans; Molluscs; Cephalopods


Development:

Traditional and new fish products; Traditional and new processes; Packaging, Convenience foods and Food Ingredients (gelatine and hydrolysate)


Quality:

Quality control and assurance (chemical, biochemical and microbiological indices); Shelf life; Quality improvement and preservation


Others:

Consultation and training



Present Programmes:

1) Development of minced-based/surimi-based products; 2) Filleted products; 3) Hydrolysate; 4) Fish gelatine; 5) Spoilage and quality; 6) Food safety



Working facilities:



Laboratories:

Processing (2 locations); engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, sensory and fish lab.


Others:

Pilot plant (2 locations with boiler facilities), walk in cold storage, Test kitchen; library


Other training programs:



title

duration

language

Post-graduate training and higher degrees



Quality control of fish products

2-4 days

Malay/English

processing of minced products and other fish based products

2-5 days

Malay/English

other courses such as sensory are conducted base on request



Food Technology Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)

Address:

GPO Box 12301, General Post Office, Kuala Lumpur 50774

Tel.:

(60)-3-9437673

Fax:

(60)-3-942.2906

E-mail:

pghft@mardi.my

Telex:

MA37115 MARDI



Head of Organization

Director, Mr Abu Bakar Hussin

Type of Organization

Research Institute; Government Dept.; National Authority

Responsible Authority

MARDI, Ministry of Agriculture



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 6

Others: 58

Working Languages:

Malay; English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onboard; Onshore; Depuration; Live Fish and Prawn Transport.


Processing:

Drying; Salting/Drying; Fermentation; Smoking; Canning; Freezing; Minced Products.


Species:

Crustaceans; Molluscs; Cephalopods.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Traditional and New Processes; Traditional and New Packaging; New Equipment.


Quality:

Fish Inspection; Quality Control; Fish Quality Control/Assurance.


Others:

Biochemistry; Nutrition; Statistics; Economics; Consultation; Training; Extension.



Present Programmes:

Research and Development on Fish Processing and Handling; Product Development; Transportation; Post-harvest.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Processing; Microbiology; Quality Control.


Others:

Pilot Plant; Ice Making Plant; Cold Storage; Test Kitchen; Taste Panel Room; Library.


Regular Training Programmes:

Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Processing of Fish Ball and Fish Cake

quarterly

3-4 days

Malay

Surimi

quarterly

3-4 days

Malay

General Courses on Quality Control

twice yearly

3-4 days

Malay

Low Acid Canned Foods (with USFDA)

every 2 years

1 week

English

Others:




Title


Duration

Language

Demonstrations on Processing of Fishery Products


as required

Malay/English

Other Courses


as required

Malay/English

Attachments


up to 1 month

Malay/English



Serial Publications:

J. Tropical Agric. & Fd Sc. (twice yearly); Pamphlets on Food Technology (occasional)


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