Food Science and Technology Vol. 10(1), pp. 9 - 16
DOI: 10.13189/fst.2022.100102
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Development and Evaluation of Mechanized Fish Paste Maker

Michelle D. Enriquez , Christine Joy I. Ballo *
College of Engineering, Occidental Mindoro State College, Philippines


The Philippines, being surrounded by water has an abundant source of fish; making fish processing one of the established industries in the country. Fish paste-making provides an opportunity to make the unsold fish useful and saleable. Traditionally, the method of fish paste making is manually processed as it involves the use of bare hands; hygiene, sanitation, and increasing labor cost hinder the profitability of the business. This study employed developmental research to produce a machine that can provide a solution to the fish paste industry. Since bare hands are mostly used during mixing, squeezing, and straining of salt and fish; the mechanized fish paste maker combines the mixing and straining process in one compartment to prevent the manual handling of raw materials. The developed machine was evaluated to determine the operation's performance based on functionality, durability, efficiency, and safety. The grand mean of 4.57 defined that the product met the intended purpose, had durable design and materials, was efficient and consistent in providing ease of operation and safe to use. The time and motion study further proved that the use of the machine lessens the production process by almost half of the normal duration and can guarantee an increase in the number of bottles produced. More importantly, the cost-benefit analysis showed that the machine is capable to increase the production benefits as it lessens the manual cost and other production costs.

Mechanized Fish Paste Maker, Time and Motion Study, Performance Efficiency, Cost-Benefit Analysis

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Michelle D. Enriquez , Christine Joy I. Ballo , "Development and Evaluation of Mechanized Fish Paste Maker," Food Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 9 - 16, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/fst.2022.100102.

(b). APA Format:
Michelle D. Enriquez , Christine Joy I. Ballo (2022). Development and Evaluation of Mechanized Fish Paste Maker. Food Science and Technology, 10(1), 9 - 16. DOI: 10.13189/fst.2022.100102.