One-day training was conducted for the lab personnel of Quality Control Laboratory of the Punjab Food Department Lahore on the spectrophotometric determination of added iron in fortified wheat flour samples.
Relevant laboratory equipment such as glassware and chemicals had already been provided in this lab by FFP. The laboratory personnel had already placed all the equipments on the lab table, however, these needed proper installation and operationalization. Additionally, the laboratory personnel lacked training and experience on the operation of all these lab equipments.
Accordingly, as a preparatory phase of the training, these were properly installed/started and the lab personnel were trained in their operation and use. Quite a significant part of the one-day training was utilized by this activity.
In addition to the equipment installation and operation, the training consisted mainly of following segments;
The trainee was asked to perform the analytical steps under the observation of the trainers, and were instructed and corrected where required. Subsequently the trainee was asked to take flour samples, supplied by FFP and complete all the analytical steps. The trainee completed the assigned task independently. Another session was conducted using computer for drawing a standard curve and calculating added iron contents of unknown samples in an Excel spreadsheet.