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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

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

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

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

Trends In Food Technology

Food technology trends are moving towards more sustainable food processes which are easy on the environment and energy consumption. New biosensors are being invented to give the consumer an on-the-spot answer about the quality of food, nutrition and other aspects for customized consumption. Introducing new technologies or new ingredients has their set of challenges. New technologies need to be proven safe as well as the use of new ingredients and their impact on the human body need to be studied in depth and over a period of time so there is no unknown side effect.

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February 2018

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

India Sharpening Its Fortification Blade To Cut Down Malnutrition

The Global Nutrition Report 2017, released in November 2017 which looked at 140 countries including India, found ‘significant burdens’ of three important forms of malnutrition used as an indicator of broader trends. The report finds that while India has shown some progress in addressing under-5 stunting, it has made no progress or presents worse outcomes in the percentage of reproductive-age women with anaemia, and is of course in terms of reaching targets for reducing adult obesity and diabetes. The Global Nutrition Report highlights that the double burden of undernutrition and obesity needs to be tackled as part of India’s national nutrition strategy.

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February 2018

Designer Foods And Supplements

Last week in the inflight magazine of Malaysian Airlines an interesting advertisement has appeared, which is reproduced (see fig). As you would see a very smart move to talk about Nutrigenomics and foods by an insurance firm really shook me. This firm is talking about health insurance policies by linking the health of the insured with their DNA and appropriate nutrition.

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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

Securing Food Safety In The Nutra-Chain

Securing Food Safety In The Nutra-Chain

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January 2018

Minimize Import Duty For Nutraceutical Ingredients To 5%

Minimize Import Duty For Nutraceutical Ingredients To 5%

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January 2018

Rural FMCG Market Offers Better Growth Opportunities

Rural FMCG Market Offers Better Growth Opportunities

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January 2018

Industry Looks For Active Regulatory Control

The growth in nutraceuticals is seen largely driven by the consumer’s lifestyle that is impacted by faster pace of life, thereby taking a toll on health and wellness.

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November 2017

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

Vitamin D Supplements Market In India

Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is a worldwide health problem. Even in India, numerous studies across various regions of the country indicate that approximately 70-90% of apparently healthy population is vitamin D deficient. Low vitamin D status is prevalent irrespective of age, sex, profession, rural/urban settings or regional distribution.

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October 2017

Osteoporosis The Brittle Issue Of The Bones!

The Indian diet does not lack calcium which is found in foods such as milk, dahi, lassi, curd rice, paneer etc. However, the lack of vitamin D means that calcium is not utilized efficiently as the presence of both nutrients are required for optimal bone growth, formation and maintenance.

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October 2017

Promoting Better Child Health

Results of the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) show that more than half of the children in 10 out of 15 states are still anaemic with more than half of women anaemic in 11 states. Although this survey indicates that fewer children are dying in infancy and early childhood and infant mortality, eradicating this problem completely is still the need of the hour.

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October 2017

FSSAI To Create Platform To Preserve India's Rich Culinary Heritage

India’s rich food heritage deserves a dedicated platform and with this underlying philosophy, India’s Food Authority has convened various stakeholders including Government bodies, food industry, celebrity chefs, food historians, columnists and bloggers.

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October 2017

IAP Recommends Practice Guideline For Pediatricians

Changing lifestyles with sedentary behaviour in children with indoor lifestyle further reduce the sunlight exposure and thus increase the tendency for vitamin D deficiency. Further, very few Indian foods are fortified with vitamin D, and that too, with small amounts. Premature babies and children with renal, hepatic disorders, malabsorptive states, etc. are at special risk for metabolic bone disease. Hence Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has put forth recommendations for prevention and treatment of vitamin D and calcium deficiency.

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October 2017

FSSAI Initiatives Bring Ease To Nutra Business

The FSSAI has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016 in the Official Gazette on 23 December 2016. These regulations will come into force on their publication in the Gazette of India. However, the FSSAI has stipulated that Food Business Operators (FBOs) will need to comply with these regulations from 1 January 2018. In order to know the pulse of the market, NuFFooDS Spectrum’s Nitin Konde spoke with experts and FBOs to get know their take on this move.

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October 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

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

New Guidelines Set For Lucrative Market For Imported Food

The imported food sector in India is growing strongly, albeit from a very small base, on the back of rising incomes, changing lifestyles and retail expansion. Changing lifestyles and the boom in organised retailing have resulted in growing demand for imported food and drink in India.

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September 2017

Healthy Products Set To Become Popular

Health and wellness is set to continue to record strong value growth in the coming years due to rising consumer health awareness and disposable incomes. Naturally healthy products are also set to become increasingly popular, given the perception that they are healthier and less expensive than fortified/functional and Better For You alternatives.

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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

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

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

Skill Development Challenges Facing Food Analysis

Food analyst should have acumen to decide product category as stated in regulations, applicable test methods and specifications to be followed.

4 mins read
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April 2017

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