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Packaging Techniques to Improve Soy Food Shelf Life


September 29, 2016 from 11am to 12pm Central Time/Chicago Illinois Time 

This video is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development. The contents are the responsibility of SIL and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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Community-scale soybean processing units known as SoyCows are capable of providing entrepreneurs with new market opportunities that support both economic growth and nutrition. SIL works with five soy dairy enterprises in Ghana and Mozambique which also participate in the soy food entrepreneur network. This network connects soy dairy operations throughout Africa to enable entrepreneurs to share their gathered experience, business practices, training, and technological knowledge.

Soy dairy enterprises can provide a quality, high-protein product to customers locally, but a challenge for enterprises is packaging soy dairy products to achieve a longer shelf life, maintain product quality and reach a larger network of customers.  Different packaging options for soy dairy products can affect the longevity, income generation and sustainability of soy dairy enterprises.

This webinar, Packaging Techniques to Improve Soy Food Shelf Life, will focus on the range of packaging techniques for soy dairy products and the best practices for each to ensure greater success and financial growth of soy dairy enterprises.  The webinar will review technical information regarding different packaging and distribution options including the use of glass versus plastic bottles, different refrigeration options, bottle sealing, pasteurization, and same day distribution scenarios. Case studies from the Soybean Innovation Lab’s soy food entrepreneur network will provide real world examples of these techniques in action. 


Hart Jansson, Vice President of Malnutrition Matters,

Flora Amagloh, Food Scientist at Savannah Agricultural Research Institute in Tamale, Ghana,

Edison Rwodzi, Plant Manager at Associaçao Pala Was? sokot in Namaacha, Mozambique,

Frank Peget, Managing Assistant at SIL Soy Dairy at CSIR-FRI in Accra, Ghana,

Dr. Asa Maria Tham, Managing Director at Winnua Ltd. in Mocuba, Mozambique,

Dr. Joseph Osei, Managing Director of AA Pure Soya Milk in Agona, Ghana,