February 10, 2012 admin

Food Festival at Vet Varsity gets fervent response

Ludhiana-10-Feb, 2012. : Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organised ‘Food Festival’ on 10th of February to popularise various value added meat, fish  and milk products developed by the university. Number of value added products prepared from chicken, goat and duck meat and fish keema were exhibited along with a wide range of milk products developed by the College of Veterinary sciences, College of Fisheries and College of Dairy Science and Technology. Dr. S.K. Garg, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Veterinary University, Mathura inaugurated the festival. The ‘Food Festival’ received a very enthusiastic response and visitors from within the university and local residents. All the products were presented to a panel of sensory evaluators including officers of the university, doctors from Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, guests from Punjab Agricultural University and various visitors including school and college going students, young men & women, senior citizens etc., to assess the relative acceptability of different value added products.
Meat products developed from chicken, duck and goat meat like meat nuggets, meat patties, meat balls, meat pickle, meat sausages and loaves along with some new shelf stable products like chicken kurkure, chicken noodles and chicken wadi, chicken/goat biscuits and milk products including low fat mozzarella cheese/paneer were also displayed by the Department of Livestock Products Technology (LPT). Meat pickle, meat nuggets, chicken noodles, chicken biscuits and kurkure attracted more attention and demand from the visitors. The stall of Department of Livestock Product Technology witnessed huge rush and enquiries regarding availability of various meat products.
Various ready to cook value added carp fish products like fish balls, fish cutlets, fish nuggets and fish fingers, developed from deboned carp meat were displayed by College of Fisheries. The stall witnessed huge response from the visitors and all the products were sold like hot cakes. Lot of queries regarding recipe and availability of fish products were received.
College of Dairy Science & Technology displayed various value added milk products including flavoured lassi like carrot lassi, sweetened lassi and masala lassi, sweet curd named ‘Mithat Dahi’, protein rich value added whey products like ‘Mango Whey’ and ‘Jaljeera Whey’ and  masala paneer along with flavoured milk of various flavours, ice cream, milk cake and Dhoda burfi.  Among all these products, butter scotch flavoured milk, milk cake and dhoda barfi were the hot favourite with the visitors and buyers. ‘Mithat Dahi’ was presented to the visitors for the first time and it received a very good response from the evaluators.
Dr. V.K Taneja, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU, said that the ‘Food Festival’ had been a great success and it is a new beginning for popularising value added animal products among the masses. He further stated that small group of farmers shall come forward to take up value addition as an enterprise for higher economic benefits. He also impressed that university will keep on organising such festivals in future also to generate awareness regarding nutritive value of these value added products and to popularise them among the consumers.

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