|Date: February 21, 2011|
|Venue: National Institure of Food Sciences and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.|
CHEESE & OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS
Thanks to the knowledge acquired on the composition of different milks and development of different dairy technologies, it became possible to have a large variety of dairy products with typical properties, tastes and forms. These products are milks which are heated, microfiltered, enriched in proteins, vitamins, minerals or fiber, flavor added, depleted in fat and lactose. Among these diverse dairy products, cheese is the most popular due to its variety of applications and nutritional value. There are thousands of different cheeses all over the world which are classified on the basis of their appearance, rheology, manufacturing technology, ripening characteristics and as well chemical composition. France is among big producers of cheeses in the world with more than 400 types of cheeses. The diversity concern the biochemical and microbiological compositions, nutritional properties, tastes, odors, textures, forms, time of conservation and history. In Pakistan, there is a great opportunity for a processor to add value to the dairy industry by processing milk into cheese. Cheese is the product which is widely used in hotels, restaurants, fast food corners and airlines, shipping lines and households all over the world including Pakistan. Local cheese demand has grown in a way that local manufacturers can’t meet and the supply-demand gap is being filled by imported cheese. Hence, one can capture certain market share by producing imported quality cheese.
Faisalabad, formerly known as Lyallpur, is an important industrial city situated 145 Km to the west of Lahore (Punjab). It is the 3rd largest city in Pakistan with an estimated population of 5.4 million. Faisalabad is known as "Manchester of Pakistan" for its textile industry. The city centre was designed by Captain Poham Young, to imitate the UK Union Jack Flag with eight roads radiating from a large clocktower. After independence in 1947, the city marched rapidly on the path of progress. In 1977, it was renamed “Faisalabad” in honor of the late King of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisalbin-Abdul Aziz. In 1983, the city was upgraded to a division comprising three districts.
UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, FAISALABAD
The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) emerged as a result of up-gradation of the famous Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute (PACRI) in 1962. Since its inception the scope of studies in the University has broadened manifold to include diverse curricula. PACRI was a premier institution in its own right for agriculture education. It had catered to the teaching and research needs of the entire Indo-Pak subcontinent till its partition in 1947. The magnificent building of PACRI speaks volumes of its grandeur. The University campus is spread over an area of 1950 hectares. The lush green campus is a conglomeration of monolithic blocks built in modern style. The old building, a reminiscent of the traditional Muslim architecture, reminds of the Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute, which now houses the Faculty of Sciences.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The National Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFSAT) was established as Food Technology Section in the then Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute, Lyallpur in 1959-60. It was given the status of Department in 1962. Realizing the importance of the discipline in Pakistan, the Department was upgraded to Institute of Food Science and Technology in 2003 which has further been elevated to the National Institute of Food Science & Technology in 2007. Following the example of NIFSAT, few other universities of the country also offer Food Science and Technology curriculum in their scheme of studies. NIFSAT at UAF is a pioneer institution in the country and has strong interactions with public and private sector institutions/organizations at national and international level.
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. Fredaric Gaucharon
Senior Research Scientist, INRA-Agrocampus Ouest France
Prof. Dr. Jaan-Francols Grongnet
Professor, Agrocampus Ouest France
Dr. Florence Valence-Bartal
Research Scientist INRA-Agrocampus Ouest France
Dr. Antonio Carvalho
Professor, University Federal De Vicosa, Brazil
National Institue of Food Science & Technology,
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Faqir Muhammad Annum
Director General, National Institue of Food Science & Technology, UAF
Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed (For Pakistan)
Assistant Projessor, National Institue of Food Science & Technology, UAF
Ph. No: +92-300-6643789; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Fredaric Gaucheron (For out of Pakistan)
Senior Research Scientist
INRA-Agrocampus Ouest, 65 rue de Saint Brieuc, 35042
Ph. No: +33-2-23485750; Fax No: +33-2-23485350