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Industry Banks On Technology For Milk Safety

In October 2019, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released a full report after carrying out a survey on safety and quality of liquid milk in the country. Although the survey results hint towards demolishing milk adulteration perception, an in-depth analysis of the report reveals that 1 in 10 packets of milk purchased by consumers could be unsafe. Hence more is required in the dairy sector in order to address the issue of milk adulteration at all levels. On a whole, further steps are required to be taken to achieve transparency and efficiency in the dairy sector of India through public private partnership and best use of technology.

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December 2019

IRRESPONSIBLE ADVERTISING UNDER SCANNER

To increase the monitoring on misleading advertisements in the food and beverages sector, the FSSAI signed a MoU with ASCI, the self-regulatory body of advertisement industry in 2016. As per the agreement ASCI comprehensively monitor the advertisements across various media. The move by the two regulators to work together has resulted in reduction in filing of complaints.

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December 2019

Plastic Ban - A Boon Or Bane?

This Independence day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a pledge to ban the use of single-use plastic by October 2. Although the plastic ban is directed towards a healthier environment, businesses in the food, beverage retail and e-commerce industries are set to be the most affected by this development. Now all stakeholders are working on finding alternatives to plastic.

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October 2019

Curbing Obesity

With a mission to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity, the World Obesity Federation (WOF) launched World Obesity Day in 2015 that is now observed globally on October 11. With more than 135 million individuals affected by obesity in India, abdominal obesity is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVDs). The WOF estimates about three out of ten Indians are expected to be obese by 2025. India needs to gather some learning lessons from other countries where the industry is collaborating with regulators to achieve regulatory environments that are conducive for product reformulation, labelling and marketing regulation, ensuring a range of healthy options for consumers.

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October 2019

'FICCI Foodworld India 2019'

“Government to support industrialists and budding entrepreneurs to set up food processing industries”

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October 2019

Popularising Millets To Address Malnutrition

The millet initiative is a continuation of enhancing the nutritional intake among the malnourished. Making millets popular to the masses again will be a major breakthrough in overcoming malnutrition and rural poverty while being more sustainable for the environment. It can also drive new markets and business opportunities.

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February 2018

What's Cooking In APAC Region?

In 2016, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region's food and beverage industry achieved an estimated turnover of $3.23 trillion, and was backed by a consistent year-on-year growth rate of 11 per cent, presenting a wealth of opportunities. With rising incomes and growing awareness of healthy eating among a burgeoning middle and upper class, the food companies see a clear opportunities for them in the region.

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February 2018

Asia Is Facing Increasing Health And Dietary Challenges

Roquette, a global leader in innovative plant-based ingredients, has recently opened new offices and an innovation center in Singapore, increasing its focus on Asia’s nutrition and health challenges. The state-of-the-art facilities, which include a research laboratory, customer technical services as well as the new regional headquarters, will allow Roquette to tailor its products and address the specific health and dietary challenges of the region such as obesity or diabetes.

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February 2018

Better Logistics & Cold Chain Facilities - Key to Reducing Food Loss

Better Logistics & Cold Chain Facilitieskey to Reducing Food Loss

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December 2016

Nutraceuticals' Latest Picture and Their Role in Health

A nutraceutical is any food or dietary supplement ingredient that provides a health benefit. It can be tea with ginseng, or it may be a soy product with an added level of isoflavones.

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December 2016

Nutraceutical giants grace India Pharma Week 2016

Many nutraceutical companies including Ambe Phytoextracts Pvt Ltd, Aak Kamani, Zeon Life sciences, Ami Life sciences, Stabicoat Vitamins, Sami Labs, Pioma Chemicals, Panvo Organics, OYC India, Merit Organics, J B Khokhani & co, IMCD India, DPB Antibiotics and many others exhibited in the 2016 edition of India Pharma Week in Mumbai.

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December 2016

India Emerging As ‘Food Testing Hub' For SE Asia

Over the years, there are two imperatives, quality and food safety, which have become a competitive edge in the global market for the enterprises producing and marketing food products. In order to get these imperatives function properly, various aspects such as quality control, quality system and quality assurance should function in a horizontal fashion for total success. In a country like India, where its food products face a very strong competition from global companies, the country is gearing up to become ‘Food Testing Hub’ of the South East Asia region. NuFFooDS Spectrum analyses the market sentiments and reports to get the real picture of the subject.

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November 2017

When Growth Turns Anaemic: Time for Action Begins

With regulations in place, food industry and nutraceutical sector should innovate supplements to tackle nutrition and micronutrient deficiency-led health problems

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February 2017

The Dilemma of Prebiotics & Probiotics in the Context of Nutraceuticals

With the advent of modern probes, analytical methods and purely borderless science of both food and medicine the traditional wisdom of India in terms of both traditional foods and ethnic foods and even Ayurveda has led us to a number of scientific approach and claims especially when it comes to marketing a product and convincing the consumer of its safety.

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September 2016

Regulators in the Making...

Many of the recent initiatives of Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) can be seen in positive light and directed towards growth of the regulatory body.

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September 2016

When Is It Fair To Call A Food ‘Natural'?

Most regulations, be it for food or drugs or cosmetics, have one common requirement which states something like -- the declarations and claims “should be not misleading, false, or exaggerated”.

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September 2016

Minimize Import Duty For Nutraceutical Ingredients To 5%

Minimize Import Duty For Nutraceutical Ingredients To 5%

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January 2018

India Farm 2 Fork 2016 brings stakeholders together

The 4th International Conference & Exhibition on India Farm 2 Fork 2016 organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Ministry of Food Processing Industries brought all the stakeholders of food value chain on a common platform to deliberate on various challenges in the innovative technologies, start-ups and creating India’s readiness for global market.

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January 2017

National Street Food Fest concludes on positive note

The three-day National Street Food Festival concluded on a high note by tickling the palate of many foodies. The event was organised by National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The main aim of the event was to bring various authentic street food cuisines across India under one roof.

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January 2017

Trends In New Generation Foods

The wellness industry itself is undergoing functional and structural changes and more focused on prevention of chronic diseases concept than simply maintaining health. This movement is currently experiencing renewed impetus as several food/nutritional components are being employed as medicines, either directly or as prodrugs. My intention here is to cover entire range of functional foods, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, medical foods, natural medicines etc. under “New Generation Foods”.

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September 2017

Hepatitis - A Leading Cause Of Death

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organisations, governments, medical professionals, civil society, industry and the general public to boost the global profile of viral hepatitis.

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September 2017

Fortification Is The Perfect Yacht To Drive Out Malnutrition

Fortification Is The Perfect Yacht To Drive Out Malnutrition

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September 2017

FSSAI HR and Capacity Needs to Grow

India has taken a new and different step in bringing change in food safety culture. There was demand from the industry and many others for a single unified law for food safety. Even though the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 (FSSA 2006) completed 10 years last month the Act actually came into effect from August 5, 2011, five years after it was passed, following the setting up of FSSAI which framed the rules and regulations under the Act.

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October 2016

Managing Human Capital at FSSAI

To regulate this business, FSSAI has strength of around 600 employees across the country with Head Office in Delhi and 5 Zonal Offices across India and hence strengthening FSSAI in terms of its infrastructure and human capital is very essential.

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October 2016

Nutraceuticals And AbnormalUterine Bleeding

The bleeding is unpredictable in many ways. It might be excessively heavy or light, prolonged, frequent, or random.

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October 2016

Draft Food Processing Policy Aims To Showcase India's Strengths And Attract Investments

The Centre plans to bring in a National Food Processing Policy that shall focus on building India’s National Food Grid and National Cold Chain Grid and create retail markets at every nook and corner of the country.

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April 2017

Designing Education Of Food Technologists To Build In Safety Assurance

Students, staff should be educated on new behaviour-based approaches that include food safety as part of the culture of the industry.

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April 2017

Skilled, Equipped Human Resource Vital For Growing Food Processing Industry

Experts feels more internship programmes, exposure of students to industry and corporates, and getting corporate projects done from students are some of the ways to bridge skill gap.

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April 2017

Time To Boost Fitness Level With Sports Nutrition

Indian athletes’ growing focus on active lifestyles and a balance between diet, exercise and health has made sports nutrition a vital part of their daily life. It has become a specialised area that has generated interest among scientists, pharma companies, nutritionists and other stakeholders. It is a specialisation that closely studies the needs of human body after rigorous exercise or any sports. Sports nutrition products are defined as supplements that fulfil the need for essential nutrients in the body.

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March 2017

Innovate Into The Next Decade

Fast-growing economy has seen India shift from traditional to modern eating habits demanding latest tech advances.

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March 2017

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