11th Food World India convention for food business and industry kicks off in New Delhi
KNN , Feb 09, 2018
The 11th edition of the Food World India Global Convention for food business and industry kicked off in the national capital earlier today with the Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurating the event.
The Food World India is being organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with the Ministry of Food Processing, government of India and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Also during the inaugural event, Commerce and Industries Minister released the FICCI Yes Bank Knowledge report on the sector.
Speaking at the event, Prabhu said that the food processing sector has huge potential in terms of generating exports as well as generating employment.
He further said that despite odds and changes, food industry is bound to survive and thrive.
Informing of the number FICCI Food processing Committee Chairman Sanjay Sharma said that the sector in the last 17 years have been able to attract 7.5 BN$ as FDI.
Sharma further said that the changing environment around the food processing industry at present pose challenges including the changing consumer, digitalisation and availability of finance.
J P Meena, Secretary at the Food Processing Ministry spoke of the role of FSSAI in the food processing environment.
Meena said that the FSSAI should look into traceability and work closely with other offices and stakeholders.
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