fnri businessThe Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is the principal research arm of the Philippine government in food and nutrition.

The FNRI has the mandate to develop nutritious, safe and affordable food products and transfer this technology to entrepreneur for their commercial production and distribution. From this mandate stems FNRI’s Program on the Nationwide Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Food Technologies. This Program is geared towards improving the nutritional health of the Filipino population and at the same time providing business opportunities to entrepreneurs. Read some business success stories here.

The Institute’s goal is achieved through the transfer of commercially viable technologies to private, government and non-government organizations in the Regions/provinces. The FNRI provides both the necessary technical assistance and consultancy services to successfully set-up and operate the food processing plant.

The technology transfer is effected through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the entrepreneur and FNRI which stipulates the policies, rules and regulations on the transfer and commercialization of the technology.

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Strategies:
– Licensing and Technical Assistance Agreement
– Contract Research and Development Agreement
– Technology Demonstration and Training
– Consultancy/Technical Assistance

CLICK Here »» Procedure on the Transfer of FNRI Food Technologies

LIST OF TRANSFERABLE AND COMMERCIALIZABLE FNRI FOOD TECHNOLOGIES FOR STARTING A BUSINESS
» DAIRY PRODUCTS
– Low-fat, low-sugar ice cream

» SOYBEAN PRODUCTS
– Soy Sausage
– Granular Meat Analog
– Soy-Peanut Spread
– Soy Gel
– Tempe Products
– Tempe
– Tempe Cookies
– Tempe Polvoron

» NUTRIENT BLENDS/ SOUP Bases/ Seasonings/ Toppings/ Condiments/ Bottled Products
– Soy-Sesame
– FPC Bouillon Cubes
– Shrimp Head Powder
– Squid Powder
– Squash Catsup
– Bottled Tahong-Sardine Style

» FORTIFIED FOODS
– Vitamin A Fortified Oil
– Vitamin A Fortified Sugar
– Vitamin A Fortified Peanut Butter
– Iron Fortified Rice
– Rice-Mongo Iron Fortified Weaning Food
– Water with Iodine (Tubig Talino)
– Iron Fortified Bihon

» ETHNIC FOODS
– Putsero Vegetable Mixed
– Sinamak Sauce
– Lumpia Sauce
– Laing
– Kare-Kare Vegetable Mixed
– Sinigang Vegetable Mix
– Pinakbet
– Barbecue Marinada Sauce
– Kalamansi Extract
– Lumpia Wrapper

» BAKERY PRODUCTS
– Squash-supplemented Pandesal
– Squash-supplemented buns
– Squash-supplemented loaf bread
– Squash-supplemented muffins
– High Fiber Cookies

» FOOD FOR DISASTER/ CALAMITY/ COMBAT RATION
– Food Bar
– Corn-Mongo Soup
– Mongo Soup
– Compressed Food

» NOODLES (Dry/Wet Noodles)
– Seaweed-supplemented
– Instant Spaghetti Noodles (lato)
– Canton Noodle Style (lato, guso)
– Flat Noodles (lato)
– Iodine-rich Fresh “Miki” noodles
– Squash-supplemented
– Spaghetti Noodles
– Canton Noodles style
– Noodles in Cups (Instant)
– Fresh “Miki” with Squash
– Saluyot-supplemented
– Canton Noodle Sytle
– Noodles in Cups (Instant)

» FRUIT JUICE DRINK
– Carrot-pineapple
– Carrot-mango
– Pineapple with nata
– Ripe mango with nata de coco
– Green mango

» SNACK FOODS
Extruded Snack Foods (Curls)
– Rice-mongo
– Corn-mongo
– Rice-soy
– Corn-soy
– Rice-Mongo-Skim Milk

Expanded Snack Foods (Kroepeck/Crunchies/Chips)
– Rice-mongo
– Rice-mongo-shrimp
– Rice-soy
– Rice-fish protein concentrate (FPC)
– Corn-mongo
– Corn-soy
– Squash-corn
– Squash

» COMPLEMENTARY FOODS
Instant Weaning/Baby Foods
– Rice-mongo
– Rice-soy
– Corn-mongo
– Corn-soy

Pre-cooked Weaning/Baby Boods
– Banana-Soybean
– Banana-Peanut
– Rice-Mongo-Sesame
– Rice-Paayap-Sesame
– Rice-Soy-Mongo
– Gabi-Paayap
– Kamote-Paayap
– Paayap-Banana
– Mongo-Kamote-Sesame
– Germinated Rice-Cowpea
– Germinated Corn-Mongo
– Germinated Corn-Cowpea
– Germinated Rice-mong

» FLOUR
– Squash
– Mongo

Some of the FNRI Technologies adopted throughout the Philippines
– Canned Laing, Canton Noodles with Seaweed, Canton Noodles with Squash, Canton Noodles with Saluyot, Fortified Bihon, Iodine Rich Drinking Water, Rice-Mongo Complementary Food, Rice Mongo Crunchies, Rice-Mongo Curls, Rice-Mongo-Sesame Complementary Food, Vitamin A Fortified Cooking Oil and Vitamin A Fortified Sugar

For more info, please contact:
Food and Nutrition Research Institute
FNRI Bldg., DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
Tel: (632) 837-2934
Fax: (632) 837-3164

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