Commodities

ICRISAT bid to promote ready-to-eat foods

| Updated on: Apr 24, 2011

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will organise a global symposium on ‘Ready-to-Eat Foods – Opportunities for research and development' from April 25 to 27 here.

“With shifting consumer trends and changing eating patterns worldwide, the symposium will seek to promote ready-to-eat foods to a wider market through the transfer of technologies to entrepreneurs.

It will address various food challenges,” Dr William Dar, Director-General of ICRISAT, said here in a press release.

Role of MSMEs

The meet would discuss the role of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises in this effort. It would be a major a step towards exploring new markets and creating demand for a wider diversity of higher-value foodstuffs and in reducing poverty by fostering agro-enterprises, he said.

Dr Dave Hoisington, Deputy Director General (Research) of ICRISAT, would inaugurate the session along with Mr P.I. Suvrathan, Chairperson of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Regulatory acts

Mr Suvrathan would deliver an inaugural address on ‘Enabling consumers and food-processing industry through the new food safety and regulation Act.'

Dr A.S. Bawa, Director of the Mysore-based Defence Food Research Laboratory, would talk on ‘RTE foods driving the growth of food processing industry.'

Published on November 12, 2017

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