Expert advocates food processing to create wealth, boost market

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A processor, Mr. Duro Kuteyi, has on Monday called for improvement in food processing to boost the economy, create jobs, wealth and adequate  market for farmers.

Kuteyi, the Chief Executive Officer  of Spectra Industries Ltd., Lagos, said in Lagos that improved processing would also guarantee food security  and  reduce the amount of money  spent on importation.

Kuteyi who spoke in Ibadan added that it would boost the country’s gross domestic product export.

According to him, Spectra had produced cocoa powder with enormous health benefits as well as ‘Sobake flour’ in an effort to harness the benefits of food processing.

He said that the production had resulted in  reduction in importation of de-fatted soybean flour.

Sobake flour is added to the regular flour to improve the yield, taste and keep quality without dramatically changing the taste,” he said.

Kuteyi said that through the production of de-fatted soybean flour, the food industry had sustainable raw materials to fortify products with quality protein.