PU gets food processing pilot plant

Published: 19th December 2012 10:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2012 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

The Department of Food Science and Technology of the Pondicherry University has acquired a state-of-the-art food processing pilot plant, with financial assistance from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.

The facility houses various food processing equipment of semi-industrial scale such as canning and retort unit, spray drying unit, modified atmosphere packing unit, industrial baking unit, freeze drying, tray dryer and fluidized bed dryer and other smaller equipment, a release from the university said.

The plant  has an analytical laboratory for food analysis. Prof J A K Tareen, Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University, will inaugurate the pilot plant on Wednesday. 


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