Dairy Plant

About Dairy Plant


The Dairy Plant is a unit facility under the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. It was designed and equipped for small-scale manufacturing of dairy products such as fluid milk (pasteurized fresh milk, chocolate milk drink, and flavoured milk), ice cream, cheese (fresh white cheese and Gouda-type varieties), and fermented milk (laban). It maintains several major pieces of equipment that include a junior milk pasteurizer, homogenizer, milk carton filling machine, ice cream freezer, cheese vat, pneumatic cheese press, holding tanks, fermentation tank, laboratory spray drier, milk evaporator, cream separator, cold storage rooms for finished products, and a CIP (clean-in-place) unit.

The Dairy Plant is responsible for receiving and processing the raw milk produced from the dairy herd of the Agricultural Experiment Station. It also serves as an integral component of the food science program by providing technical support and assistance to the training and research needs of the faculty staff and students. Practical training sessions are being conducted here to allow the students to gain knowledge and experience in the various unit operations involved in the actual commercial processing of milk and other milk products, development and formulations of new products, implementation of proper food safety and hygiene, good manufacturing practices, and plant sanitation.  

The Dairy Plant through its operational activities, continually generates income from the sale of its processed milk and milk products that are marketed in the various Students Consumer Establishment outlets within the University complex.


Cesar D. Uñalivia Jr.
Dairy Plant Manager


 

Cesar D. Uñalivia Jr.

Chief Technician (Dairy Plant Manager)

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1205
Fax:       (+ 968) 2441 3418
Email:     ike@squ.edu.om

Sami Suleiman Al-Kharusi

Maintenance Engineer

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1205
Fax:       (+ 968) 2441 3418
Email:   samik@squ.edu.om

Isauro P. Orlino

Senior Technician

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3667
Fax:       (+ 968) 2441 3418
Email:   jorlino@squ.edu.om

Wenlov B. Manlongat

Technician C

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3667
Fax:        (+ 968) 2441 3418
Email:   wenlov@squ.edu.om

 

Sevin Jacob

Technician

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3667
Fax:       (+ 968) 2441 3418
Email:   sevin@squ.edu.om

 

 

 

Facilities

  • Walk-in freezer room, (below -18°C)
  • Walk-in chiller room (0-4°C)
  • Cheese ripening room (12-14°C)
  • Milk testing laboratory
  • Milk packaging materials store room
  • Equipment spare parts store room

 

Dairy Plant Manager

 

Cesar D. Uñalivia Jr.

Dairy Plant
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
PO Box 34, Al-khod 123
Sultanate of Oman
Phone: (+ 968) 2414 1205

Fax: (+ 968) 2441 3418
Email: ike@squ.edu.om

 

 

 

Departmental Coordinator

 

Fatima Mohammed Al-Amri

Department of Food Science and Nutrition

College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences

Sultan Qaboos University

PO Box 34, Al-khod 123

Sultanate of Oman

Phone: (+ 968) 2414 1274

Fax:     (+ 968) 2441 3418

Email: fatimam@squ.edu.om