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4th Anniversary Special
November 16-30, 2008


MFPI celebrates 2008-09 as Food Safety & Quality Year

CFTRI director calls for stringent measures in food safety
India's food and beverage industry needs to gear up to increase the focus on food safety norms.

FDA warns of contaminated Chinese chocolates
Scores of shopping outlets across the country that deal in imported goods would be stocking consignments of contaminated Chinese chocolates endangering the lives of people, including children..

One authority, one standard
Food & Beverage News has successfully completed four years and we are overwhelmed by the support we received from one and all.

ISO standards that address food safety issues
World Food Day 2008 addressed what has been categorised by many as one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change and its impact on food security.

Making chocolates safer, Barry Callebaut way
Chocolates have always found a market for themselves wherever they went.

FDA chief calls for public awareness
By creating public awareness and involvement of food operators, the complex issues related to food safety & quality could be addressed.

DFRL proves expertise in minimally processed vegetables in pre-cut and packaged form
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore, has proven expertise in the area of developing minimally processed vegetables in both pre-cut and packaged forms.

FSS Act - Old wine in new bottle, says AIFPA chief
All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) is the leading food industry association in our country and has been doing a lot for the food industry since its establishment in the year 1943.

Food labelling norms further delayed
The Centre has made it compulsory for the packaged foods industry to list the nutritional facts per 100gm or 100ml or per serving of the products on their labels.

What Codex is all about?
India is a member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a joint body of Federation of Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) formulating standards of food articles at international level.

Poultry sector overcomes bird flu
Poultry sector has become responsive to the minutest scare that floats in the market. Here, the players constantly affray to provide safe, sterile and quality chicken and chicken products to its consumers.

I am still able to look into the mirror
The contamination of baby food in China hit the public domain in September this year.

What the consumers should do?
Bejon Misra is a veteran consumer activist in India and the chairman of Consumer Coordination Council. He is also a member of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Farm-to-fork, India must improve standards
An interview with Diana Banati, chairperson, European Food Safety Authority, who recently visited India for the Annapoorna-World of Food exhibition.

Is packaging, a solution for food safety & quality?
Food safety, quality management & food security has become an area of concern worldwide.

FoodTech & Agri Business 2009 show in Kerala
The Department of Industries, Government of Kerala, jointly with Kochi-based India Exhibition & Conference Services Pvt Ltd (IECS), has organised the third edition of FoodTech in Kerala.

The sixth IFE in New Delhi on Dec 2-4
Inter Ads Montgomery (I) Pvt Ltd has organised the sixth edition of International Food, Drink and Hospitality Exhibition (IFE) India in New Delhi. The event will take place on December 2-4 at Pragati Maidan.

Different standards in food processing
Developed countries and certain developing countries are moving towards higher levels of protection in areas such as food safety/quality and environment.

Water purification methods: stay healthy, drink pure
There is almost nothing that we can do without water, especially at home. Apart from quenching thirst, water is needed for cooking, cleaning, watering plants, as an additive to dilute substances -- the list is endless.

Food for Thought….Global Food Laws Take Off
Need for a common global standard.

Quality standards to meet export requirements
Although India's exports of processed fruit and vegetable has increased from Rs 2,454.61 crore to Rs 2,502.28 crore in 2006-07 including the share of products like mango pulp Rs 505.83 crore..

Karnataka Fisheries adheres to food safety requirements
Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC) has geared up to increase its parameters of hygiene at the catchment areas and marketing outlets.

Italy wants to have a finger in India's food pie
A technical seminar/workshop on Italian Technologies for Food Processing & Packaging was organised by the Italian Trade Commission at Hyatt Regency in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 11, with presentations by six Italian companies.

Agri-biz is the buzzword, invest more: says Sahai
The Food&Bev Summit 2008 on "Setting trends for future of Indian Food & Beverage Industry" was organised by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) at Bandra-Kurla complex on November 13, as part of the Food&Bev Tech 2008.

Food safety not impossible to attain: Suvrathan
The conference at Annapoorna- World of India, organised by Ficci in Mumbai, brought to the event a knowledge base leveraged with opinion and expertise of the professionals in the industry.

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