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Product Development and Biotechnology Division

Section Profile
 iBACKGROUND
The Product And Rural Development Division is responsible in controlling the quality of industry manufactured products and provide guarantee of safety either in processed form, semi-process, or fresh form.It covers the Quality Control Lab activity which has existed since 1957 with the establishment of a Grading Lab, followed by a Microbiology Lab in 1992 which is located in the MPIB old premises (SBBU Building). In 1997 a Chemical Lab was established in-line with the addition of activity scope which is the development and research of pineapple-based products.In efforts to improve the capability and quality of service, the Quality Control Lab has successfully obtained MS ISO 1900:2000 certification for 3 years in a row (1999 to 2001). Today, the Quality Control Lab is also in the process to obtain the MS ISO 17025:2005 accreditation certification to improve client's trust towards the declaration of quality certificates which is issued, in addition to the improvement of service quality.
   
 iiVISION
To be declared as a manufacturing centre of various products based on pineapple resources, permanently, continuously, and competitively.
   
 iiiMISSION
To improve focused research and development activities as well as improving product image and quality in heading towards industry excellence.
   
 ivMOTTO
"Komitmen Asas Kualiti" (Commitment Is The Base Of Quality)
   
 vQUALITY POLICY
Committed to provide verification inspection services for Malaysian pineapple industry products which fulfills the requirement of international standards.
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 viiCORPORATE OBJECTIVE
Develop a service which fulfills the requirement of legislation, specification and prescribed period.
   
 viiiGENERAL OBJECTIVE
Provide client-friendly service with a continuous improvement of service quality in achieving ‘zero-level' complaint status.
   
 ixQUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM QUALITY
In ensuring that quality policy goal is achieved, the Product And Rural Development Division has established a quality management system which can assist in realizing the following objectives:
  a.To provide a professional service for pineapple and pineapple product inspection that fulfills its own requirement, usage and purpose.
  b.Conduct professional and quality analysis.
  c.Provide lab analysis service which fulfills standard requirements.
  d.To fulfill the requirements of society legislation.
  e.To improve the capability of service through continous training for personnel and ensuring that quality management system is understood and implemented.
Function
  • To draft and develop study and research of food-based products.
  • To control pineapple product quality based on the prescribed specifications.
  • To prepare chemical, physical and microbiology service analysis to control and determine specification, proximate, nutrition factor and food addictive detection for fresh pineapple, pineapple which is processed and pineapple-based products.
  • To improve lab analysis technology, suitable with the evolution of science and technology.
  • Responsible to conduct study towards chemical contents in the industry product and conduct research so that the ingredients in it can be used as an added value for commercial usage.
  • Responsible towards new studies and findings to ensure that pineapple is not only sold fresh, in cans, or tabu-based industry only, but can also be result-generated through biotechnology.
  • Responsible in research which is relevant to the improvement of pineapple-based rural industry for the expansion of the pineapple industry.
Core Activities
   1. QUALITY ANALYTICAL AND DEVELOPMENT
     i) FOOD CHEMICAL ANALYSIS SERVICE (NUTRITION FACTOR)
       a) Protein
       b) Moisture
       c) Acidity of Vitamin C & B
       d) Fat
       e) Soluble Solids
       f) Mineral Contents
       g) Ash
     ii) PROXIMATE ANALYSIS SERVICE
       a) pH
       b) Ash
       c) Moisture
       d) Protein
       e) Fat
       f) Acidity
     iii) MICROBIOLOGY ANAYSIS SERVICE
       a) TPC (Total Plate Count)
       b) PDA (Yeast & Mould)
       c) BCA (Bacillus Aureus)
       d) Plat Sour
       e) E.Coli & Coliform
     iv) GRADING ANALYSIS SERVICE
       a) Canned Pineapple
     v) SOIL ANALYSIS SERVICE
       a) Soil Composition
     vi) FERTILIZER ANALYSIS SERVICE
       a) Nitrogen
       b) Potasium
       c) Kalium
     vii) TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS SERVICE
       a) +- Cu / Fe / Pb
     viii) ISSUE OF HEALTH CERTIFICATE
       a) Microbiology
       b) Chemical
        
   2. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
     i) DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTS BASED ON PINEAPPLE RESOURCES
       a) Sweet and sour sauce with nutmeg
       b) Pineapple jam with cinnamon
       c) Pineapple jam with ginger
       d) Pineapple jam with lingzi
       e) Pineapple chocolate thruffle
       f) Dehydrated pineapple
       g) Pineapple pickle
       h) Juice
       i) Cordial
       j) Pineapple topping ice-cream
       k) Granular Bar
     ii) DEVELOPMENT OF NON-FOOD PRODUCTS BASED ON PINEAPPLE RESOURCES
       a) Organic Fertilizer
       b) Animal Food Pallet
       c) Bromelin
     iii) DEVELOPMENT & IMPROVEMENT OF IKS PRODUCTS PACKAGING AND LABELLING TECHNOLOGY
     iv) IKS PRODUCTS PROCESSING TECHNICAL ADVICE
Policies, Acts, Rules and Circular
1. CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
2. ACT, 427 (PINEAPPLE INDUSTRIAL ACT MALAYSIA 1957 (SUBMITTED 1990)
3. FOOD ACT MALAYSIA, 1983 (AMENDED 1985)
4. OFFICIAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS OF AOAC INTERNATIONAL 17TH EDITION
5. SPECIFICATION FOR PACKEGED PINEAPPLE JUICE MS 714:2001
6. SPECIFICATION FOR PACKEGED CANNED PINEAPPLE MS 302:2003
7. SPECIFICATION FOR FRESH PINEAPPLE MS 1041:2001
8. MANUAL & PROSEDUR MS ISO 17025
Objectives of units for the product development & downstream division product development unit
To improve product quality through the development of specifications that meets international certifications and further enhances the image in line with international products.
To ensure the quality of pineapple based industrial products is at a satisfactory level which contains natural ingredients that are safe/ uncontaminated by microbiological elements/ heavy metals based on the Malaysian Food Act 1985 and Codex Alimentarious Standard.
To improve the laboratory analysis technology in accordance with the development of science and technology.
To allow entry of entrepreneur products to the premium market through the concepts of presentation and quality required by the market.
Control Laboratory Unit
To improve product quality through the development of specifications that meets international certifications and further enhances the image in line with international products.
To ensure the quality of pineapple based industrial products is at a satisfactory level which contains natural ingredients that are safe/ uncontaminated by microbiological elements/ heavy metals based on the Malaysian Food Act 1985 and Codex Alimentarious Standard.
To improve the laboratory analysis technology in accordance with the development of science and technology.
To allow entry of entrepreneur products to the premium market through the concepts of presentation and quality required by the market.
BioTechnology Unit

To propagate and preserve existing pineapple seeds that is becoming extinct by applying the culture tissue technique in the propagation of pineapple seeds.

To foster collaborations with other local and international biotechnology institutions/agencies particularly in producing new discoveries for products of the industry.

To diversify and improve the quality of pineapple products by applying new technology with optimum cost rates.

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Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board
Wisma Nanas, No. 5, Jalan Padi Mahsuri
Bandar Baru UDA,
81200 Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia

Hotline : 07-236 1211 / 07-236 1012
Fax No : 07-236 5694 / 07-236 5451
umum@mpib.gov.my

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