Products must be packaged well to increase shelf life especially for food products, improve handling and protection and ultimately improve marketability. However, the unattractive packaging, undetermined shelf life, and the lack of necessary information for consumers to evaluate the product are just some of the factors that hinder most locally processed foods from competing with existing brands in the market.

For inquiries, please contact DOST-NCR at telephone numbers 837-3162 or 837-2071 loc. 2017 - 2019

Under SET-UP and the DOST ITDI Packaging Research and Development Center of the Philippines (PRDCP), packaging and labelling services are made available to SMEs in the region. The Packaging and Labelling assists SMEs in developing functional designs for packages, identifying and developing suitable or alternative packaging materials especially from indigenous sources. Presently, the services focus on the food processing sector.