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  1. 1. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamEVENT REPORT
  2. 2. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam Highlights of NE Food Tech Summit & Expo March 21, 2012 Guwahati, Assam 2012,The 1st edition of NE Food Tech Summit was organized by Ministry of Food ProcessingIndustries, Government of India and The In Indian Chamber of Commerce was inaugurated atGuwahati, Assam. The focal theme of the Summit is Technology-Value Chain-Market . Value ChainDevelopment-Food Safety.The Summit started with the traditional inaugural of lighting of the lamp by Capt. RobinBordoloi, MLA East Guwahati LAC & Chairman, GMDA followed by Shri Haren Das, astFormer Chief Secretary of Assam, Dr. Rajeev Singh, Director General, ICC; Mr. S C ICCSehgal, Chairman & Managing Director, NE Mega Food Park, Dr. S K Saikia, Director,Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship. eurship.NE Food Tech Summit gave away 5 prestigious awards in various categories. • Outstanding Food Company in Large Category : The Annapurna Group • Outstanding performance in SME Category : Bhogali Food Products Pvt. Limited • Outstanding Food Company in Government sector : MIFCO • Outstanding performance in Dairy Sector : GR Dairy & Food Products Pvt Limited • Outstanding performance in Bakery Segment : SRD Group : “Bakers’ Special”Exposition : B2B and B2C arm of the event was inaugurated during the Summit whichencouraged business meetings, tie ups, public private partnership and buyer seller meets. tie-ups, NE Food Tech Summit experienced amazing feedback from participants, on the relevanceof the topics, speakers, panelist and quality of the event.
  3. 3. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam Program at a Glance0900 – 1000 Hrs Registration1000 – 1130 Hrs Inaugural Session 1000 - 1005 Hrs Lamp Lighting & Felicitation 1005 – 1015 Hrs Welcome Address Dr. Rajeev Singh Director General Indian Chamber of Commerce 1015 – 1030 Hrs Address by Special Guest s Capt Robin Bordoloi MLA East Guwahati LAC & Chairman, GMDA 1030 – 1045 Hrs Distribution Of Award to Achievers 1045 – 1100 Hrs Special Address Mr. S C Sehgal Chairman & Managing Director NE Mega Food Park 1100 – 1115 Hrs Special Address l Dr. S K Saikia Director Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship 1115 – 1125 Hrs Address by Special Guest Mr. H N Das Former Chief Secretary to Government of Assam 1125 – 1130 Hrs Vote of Thanks Mr. Ishantor Sabhapandit Regional Head Indian Chamber of Commerce 1130 – 1200 Hrs : Tea/Coffee Break 1200 – 1300 Hrs : Session I – Scientific Method of Food Processing1200 – 1205 Hrs Address by Session Chairman : Mr. Deepak Singh, Director, NE Mega Food Park1205 – 1225 Hrs Programs of National Horticu Horticulture Mr. S K Singh Board for the Promotion of Assistant Director Commercial Horticulture National Horticulture Board1225 – 1240 Hrs Processing of Meat Products Dr. Rameswar (Ram) Deka Regional Head International Livestock Research Institute1240 – 1255 Hrs Processing Technology for Dr. S C Deka Traditional Food products of Professor & Head Assam Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University1255 – 1300 Hrs Summing up by the Chairperson1300 – 1415 Hrs Session II – Domestic & Export Marketing and Licensing Sector c1300 – 1305 Hrs Address by Session Chairman1305 - 1325 Hrs Importance of Accreditation in Mr. Anil Jauhri Food Sector Director, Quality Council of India1325 – 1335 Hrs Emerging Food & Nutrition Safety Mr. P K Goswami Issues - Global Challenges, India Senior Scientist Perspectives North East Institute of Science & Technology1335 – 1350 Hrs Importance of Nutrition in Food Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya Processing Head, Department of Food & Nutrition Assam Agricultural University1350 – 1410 Hrs Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 Dr. L Ibomcha Singh Manager – North East Onecert Asia Agri Certification1410 - 1415 Hrs Summing up by the Chairperson 1415 Hrs Close of Program & Lunch
  4. 4. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamInaugural SessionInaugural Lamp LightingInaugural Session in progress nauguralExhibition & Conference in progress
  5. 5. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamAward WinnersIn the category of Large Scalecompanies, the award was conferredto The Annapurna GroupAnnapurna Group is a North East India tbased FMCG Company, dealing in Agroand Dairy based food products. Theseeds of Annapurna Group were sownin the year 1952 with the intension ofproviding good healthy dairy products tothe customers in the name ofSundarbans Dairy Farm.Annapurna’s business is currently a’sstructured into two units : namelySundarbans Food Products (I) Pvt. Ltd.and Satez Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.,related to the manufacturing of dairy based food products and Agro based food Products respectively.The product basket of the group includes ghee, honey, squashes, ketchup, pickles, jam, marmalade, f vinegar, fruit juices and packaged drinking water. Mr. Subir Ghosh, Managing Director, Annapurna Group received the Award on behalf of the company In the Dairy Category, the award was conferred to G R Dairy & Food Products Pvt Limited G R Dairy was established in 2001 as the first privatesector, dairy manufacturing company inthe North East Region with a sole motiveof catering to the demand of milk and milkproducts in and around Guwahati andalternative motive to establish regularincome for farmers and vendors. Milkbeing a difficult sector in NE Region, asthe availability of milk is almost 50% ofnatural average, GR Dairy has managedto survived for the last 11 years an also andhas been able able to generate profit in this difficult sector.Mr. Dhruba Saikia & Mr. Abhijit Saikia, promoters of the Group receive the Award received
  6. 6. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamTo recognize excellence in Bakery Segment, theaward was conferred to SRD Group : Bakers’SpecialSRD Repose started as a small tea stall in 1931and has since grown up multifold under the honestand dedicated effort of its owners and staff.Today there are several sister concerns under theumbrella of SRD Group. The group hasmanufacturing & group companies as M/s S R Deka mpanies& Co. Pvt Limited, SRD Bakers, Repose Foods Pvt.Ltd, SRD Nutrients Pvt Ltd., Repose Snacks &Sweets, Sunandaram Foods Pvt. Ltd and TrinityFructa Pvt Ltd.The group’s main goal is to indigenously establish apeaceful and model industrial environment throughout Assam by serving the mass with quality foods at ustrialaffordable price and also to create maximum local employment generation.Mr. Rajib Kumar Deka, Promoter, SRD Group receive the Award receivedIn the SME Category, we are pleased to give awaythe Award to Bhogali Food Products Pvt. LimitedBhogali Food Products was established in 1997under the Prime Minister Rojgar Jyojana Scheme forproduction and marketing of Traditional AssameseCereal Based Food items.The company deals with traditional ‘ASSAMESE aditionalFOOD’ with collection of raw materials from villagemarket and production, processing and packaging ofsuch food items and retailing of the products underthe brand name “Bhogali Jalpan”. The productsgained popularity within a very short time and Bhogali rtFood Products Pvt. Ltd. Became a private limitedcompany with ISO 9001:2008 certification. Thecompany got National Award under MSME in 2009 and is registered with APEDA.Mr. Ajit Sharma, Managing Director, Bhogali Food Products receive the Award receivedIn the Government Enterprise sector, we arepleased to invite MIZORAM FOOD AND ALLIEDINDUSTRIES CORPORATION LIMITED (MIFCO) toreceive the awardMIFCO a public sector undertaking of the Governmentof Mizoram, established in 1989 for the dev developmentof Food Processing Industries in Mizoram. MIFCO has4 commercial production units namely FoodProcessing Plant, Sairang; Pork & Poultry ProcessingPlant, Zemabawk; Mizoram Food Park, Chhingchhip;Fruit Juice Concentration Plant, ChhingchhipMIFCO is presently operating with 88 well well-qualifiedemployees and successfully marketing its productswith a annual turnover of about Rs. 1 crore.Mr. Joseph Lalrinawma from MIFCO received the Award
  7. 7. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamOutcomes of the Deliberations and Discussions in theConferenceThe Summit acted as catalyst to initiate and decimate knowledge and industry orientedtopics with key industry trends and blazing issues been addressed in the interest of FoodProcessing and as a marketplace for the new products and Technologies to be showcasedto this sector. Inaugural SessionDr. Rajeev Singh, Director General, Indian Chamber of CommerceDr. Rajeev Singh, Director General, ICC stated that ICC demands a high priority for thenortheast region. It has immense potential and will become an important andprosperous region in the country. It is important for us to boost local entrepreneurs andgive an impetus to local companies so that they can grow more fruits and vegetables.North East India is next door to the markets in ASEAN (Association of Sout East Asian SouthNations) nations. With peace returning in the region and 10% of the budget for unionministries being allocated to the region, there is immense scope for food processingindustries in the region.Capt Robin Bordoloi, MLA East Guwahati LAC & Chairman, Guwahati Chairman, GMetropolitan Development A AuthorityLegislator Captain Robin Bordoloi said that north east is blessed with biodiversity, hugehydro-energy potential, oil and gas, coal, limestone, forest wealth, fruits and vegetables, energyflowers, herbs and aromatic plants, rare and rich flora and fauna. NE India has all thepotential to transform into a commercial hub and tourist paradise. The region sharesborders with China in the north, Bangladesh in the South West, Bhutan in the North- South-West, NorthWest and Myanmar in the East. This makes the North East a prospective hub of North-Eastinternational trade and commerce.He further added that NE has the potential in production of some major tropical fruitslike Banana, Pineapple, Mango and Guava, processing industry has a vast scoscope fordomestic and export market.According to industry sources, less than 12 per cent of all fruits and vegetablesproduced in the region are being processed and over 30 per cent is wasted owing tolack of scientific post harvest management.Thus there is tremendous scope for horticultural processing unit which will not only helpin marketing them outside the region as well as abroad, but also generate employmentopportunities in near future. Of late, some small food processing units have come up;
  8. 8. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assamhowever, the proper potential of the food processing sector is still vastly unexplored. er,The export scenario of processed food products from the North east is dismal. IndustryAssociations like the The Indian Chamber of Commerce, in its endeavour to showcasethe entrepreneurship of the North East, has arranged a number of fairs, meets and soon in the south East Asian Countries and the outcome of these clearly indicate thatthere could be a fair demand of processed food products in these countries. For this,the prospective entrepreneurs need to be given proper training and orientation to thenuances of making produces suitable for export marketing.Mr. S C Sehgal, Chairman & Managing Director, NE Mega Food ParkMr. Sehgal highlighted the mega food park coming up in Nalbari early next year to helplocal entrepreneurs and cultivators of fruit and vegetables to reach out to a wellorganized consumer market. The park is part of the 2009 Mega Food Park scheme ofthe ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI) which aims to become a direct linkbetween farms and processing units and the consumer market.The Park would be first of its kind in the region and the Mega Food Park will play therole of a moderator and a facilitator and help local entrepreneurs to take a lead.The Park aims to catalyze the food processing sector, increase the processing level at8-10% and ensure value-addition to fruits and vegetables. The park will be covering an additionarea of 36,000 square meters and will include 18 small scale units, several collectioncentres, state-of-the-art technology well-equipped storage facilities, space for parking, art technology, equippedand provision logistical support to farmers and producers. Construction of the park isalmost complete and is expected to be operational early next year.Dr. S K Saikia, Director, Indian Institute of EntrepreneurshipNorth East region has abundant raw materials (Including many in organic nature); bundant aterials nature)academically qualified youths (79.63% in NER & 74.04% All India) and people unwilling pto leave their communities.Dr. Saikia mentioned that the region has potential for Agri & Allied crops such asAgricultural (Tea, Ginger, Turmeric, Rice (Aromatic & Black rice) Horticultural rice);(Pineapple, Orange, Banana, Other Citrus, Passion etc); Medicinal Plants (herbs, berks, nana,roots etc) and horticultural crops such as Orange (Arunachal, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal,Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura Other Citrus (Assam, Arunachal & Nagaland); Banana Tripura); Assam, Nagaland(Assam & Tripura); Pineapple (Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya); Passion Fruits (Mizoram &parts of Assam, Manipur) and New Fruits (Kiwi (A.P. & Nagaland), Strawberry ) Kiwi(Meghalaya))The number of industries under food processing sector is negligible in the region. Out of regiontotal about 98,000 SMEs in the region, about 7,500 (7%) industries are under foodprocessing sector. In Assam, out of total 25,000 industries in the state, about 2,450 ut(15%) industries are under food processing sector.
  9. 9. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamStrategies for development of the sector would involve Periodic Market Survey, Quality Surveyimprovement, Effective Marketing Strategies, Emphasis on R&D, Display and Sellthrough Government Agency, D , Develop Linkage Scheme, Training & Seminars, Export SeminarsLinkages and SWOT Analysis Analysis.Mr. H N Das, Former Chief Secretary to Government of AssamMr. Das mentioned that North North-East India today stands poised as a major growth area daygiven the tremendous availability of natural resources coupled with attractive taxholidays. In taking India to newer heights of agro & food processing capabilities, theNorth Eastern Region (NER) of country can play a major role by leveraging its natural yand human resource advantages. NER houses variety of organically produced Fruits &Vegetables, Cereals, Spices, Milk & Poultry products either fresh or processed that cancommand a high price both in domestic & international market. With Mizoram beingalready been declared an “Organic State” the rest are aspiring for this status. The State”,entire market for value added Farm Processing, Agro Food products, ready ready-to-eatproducts is exploding and offering great opportunities With disposable incomes raised opportunities.4-5 times in last decade, more and more women are joining work to augment familyincomes, increased propensity for socializing, entertainment and leisure the demand forprocessed foods- quick fix solutions for meals and snacks has increased exponentially snacksand still continuing. Moreover, the emerging organized retail sector is further fuellingdemand. The mantra lies in increasing capacities of the local entrepreneurs of theNortheast and substantiating them to best utilize this potential by moving up the value thischain. Recognizing the range of opportunities existing amidst this sector, thegovernment is taking keen initiatives like development of infrastructure such as FoodParks, Cold chains, Roadways introducing Investment friendly schemes, conducting Roadways, iendlyEducation & Training programs needed for creating an environment conducive enoughfor a steady growth of the sector. Technical Session I : Scientific Methods of Food ProcessingProgrammes of National Horticulture Board for Promotion of CommercialHorticulture : Mr. S K Singh, Assistant Director, National Horticulture Board AssistantMr. Singh gave a detailed description of the NHB Schemes of Development ofCommercial Horticulture Through Production and Post Harvest Management; CapitalInvestment Subsidy for Construction /Modernization Expansion of Cold Storage ExpansionScheme, Technology Development & Transfer for Promotion of Horticulture, MarketInformation Service Scheme for Horticulture Crops and Horticulture Promotion Service.NHB is taking Capacity Building Programme f farmers of NER-Training programs at for TrainingNRC/CIMAP; High-Tech Demonstrations at Govt. Farms/farmers Field Visit of Tech Field;Progressive farmers to Areas of excellence Acceptance of Land Records of NER for excellence;back ended capital subsidy; Admissibility of subsidy to NER on higher rate and Releaseof subsidy after physical verification only only.
  10. 10. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamInternational Scenario of Livestock with respect to NERDr. Rameswar Deka, Scientist (Livestock & Livelihood) Cum Regional Head, NEIndia, International Livestock Research InstituteNE India is largely deficit in egg, pork, milk and goat meat production. Far below the per citnational capita availability, which is again very low in global context.Production practices context.Productionare mainly traditional without much change over the years. Poor extension & inputdelivery mechanism (about 7% household getting access to govt. extension services). anismPoor disease control mechanism (about 25% farmers are getting access to govt.veterinary services). Poor physical and bacteriological quality of livestock productsmarketed in NE India. Little/ no effort on ensuring food safety & controlling zoonosis. .Capacity building programs are weak and mainly lead by by text book knowledge. book-Large scale private investment on the livestock is little or negligible.The way-forward could be a twin track approach to livestock sector development: twin-track – support ‘industrial’ sector for volume & import substitution industrial’ – support ‘smallholder’ sector for value, resource use optimization, & rural smallholder’ development / poverty alleviation – Investment on extension & input services, market infrastructures & services, stimulus package for investors. – Massive awareness & capacity building programmesILRI’s initiatives in North EastOn Dairy- in Assam: • Piloting the “Training, certification & monitoring scheme” for all the actors involved in the traditional dairy value chain. • Linking the licensing process of municipal corporation with the training & certification scheme. • Bringing Health Deptt, Vety Deptt , Dairy Deptt & Municipal Corp. together for collective & concerted effort.On Piggery- in Nagaland & Mizoram • Piloting simple, location specific, integrated, community based approach for piggery (production & marketing)development. • Piloting Vety. First Aid services through a brigade of trained livestock F.A. Practitioners. • Piloting integrated livestock service delivery model through community based g Livestock Service Provider • Piloting a model for improving pig nutrition . • Implementing rigorous customised capacity building programmes.On backyard poultry- in Nagaland • Promoting Vanaraja birds using the above principles/ practices.Others: • Comprehensive study on Assam’s dairy sector & Nagaland & Assam’s pig sub sub- sector
  11. 11. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam • Developed various training manual for dairy and pig sub sectors. sub- • Policy advocacy (both for dairy & piggery piggery) • Building linkages & coordination among different organisations.Plans for Future • Work on smallholder dairy value chain in a 3/4 states of India under ILRI’s global Research Program on livestock and fish, which will mobilize major resources for pro-poor transformation of the value chain oor • Provide technical support to govt. deptt/ other organisations in India for scaling out the training, certification & monitoring scheme for milk vendors and butchers • Replicate the simple, cost effective, integrated piggery development model in piggery other parts of NE India with govt. support. • Work on the control of zoonotic and emerging diseases through prevalence survey, participatory disease surveillance, design & delivery of training to target group. • Extend helping hands to the govt. deptt/ other organisation on planning and monitoring development projects.Dr. S C Deka, Professor & Head, Department of Food Processing Technology,Tezpur UniversityDr. Deka mentioned that the processing technologies of the ethnic foods of Assam is a processingconfluence of cooking habits of the hills - fermentation and drying, and those from theplains - fresh vegetables and fish It is a mixture of different indigenous styles with fish.considerable regional variations and some external influences. nsThe cuisine is characterized by very little use of spices, little cooking over fire andstrong flavors due mainly to the use of endemic exotic fruits and vegetables that areeither fresh, dried or fermentedHe highlighted the ongoing Projects of the Department funded by UGC, DBT, DRDO, DepartmentMoFPI and DST. Some of the projects are : • Studies on pesticide residues in major commercial vegetables of Assam • Preparation, demonstration and popularization of various food products from locally available post harvest food materials for welfare of rural population of Sonitpur district of Assam • Effect of processing on biochemical compositions and production of resistant starch (RS), neutraceuticals and value added products from culinary banana (Musa ABB) “Kachkal” of Northeast India Kachkal” • Quality Improvement of Traditional Method of Rice Beer Production by the Tribal People of Northeast India • Antioxidant capacity of fresh and variously processed fruits and vegetables of Assam.
  12. 12. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam • Development of health promoting extruded RTE breakfast cereal incorporating breakfast choukua rice and bhimkol banana of Assam along with carambola pomace. • Characterisation of starch properties in traditional rice products of Assam and development of a small scale processing unit for the products. • Value addition and popularization of under variety of Indian gooseberry with maximum possible retention of polyphenols and antioxidants and development of new Indian gooseberry products. • Development of Enzyme based Extraction Process for Improving quality and recovery of starch from different varieties of Colocasia esculenta (Arbi) of Assam arch for Food • Development of Ready to Reconstitute Misti Dahi Powder Technical Session II : Domestic & Export Marketing and Licensing SectorImportance of Accreditation in Food SectorMr. Anil Jauhri, Director, Quality Council of IndiaMr. Jauhri emphasized that implementing quality tools and techniques to reduce workerfatigue, process variations and wastes invariably result in making life easier for the foodhandlers providing them with adequate time and motivation to implement HACCP andISO 22000 Food Safety Standards. He explained the importance of accredited etycertificates and establishing their authenticity.Mr. Jauhri urged participants to implement implement Good Hygiene, GoodManufacturing and ISO 22000 based Food Safety systems through EmployeeInvolvement programs like 3M and 5S, Expectations of Retail Trade in respect of food lvementsafety and Role of Accreditation in food sector besides touching on some Codexguidelines.MSME and SME units were urged to join the nationwide thrust on Food Safety by theMinistries of Food Processing and Health, Quality Council of India and Food Safety and inistriesStandards Authority, India.Emerging Food & Nutrition Safety Issues - Global Challenges, India PerspectivesMr. P K Goswami, Senior Scientist, North East Institute of Science & TechnologyImplementing food safety measures in a world of increasing food insecurity is achallenge in times of recession and financial crisis and increasingly variable climatic ecession ncreasinglyconditions. Communicating and illustrating the value of food safet and retaining food ommunicating safetysafety as an integral part of the food security agenda is very important.Concerns for India is the need for awareness of the limitations of developing countries eedand those susceptible to food insecurity cost of implementation of food safety insecurity, ost foomeasures and compliance with standards diversity of food safety standards public vs standards, iversity
  13. 13. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assamprivate standards, certification costs different requirements for different markets and ertification costs, ifferentpossible increase in cost of food thereby making it less affordable to poor consumers. ossible poor consumersThe small farm structure further limits farmer capacity to meet increasing domestic andexport food safety and SPS requirements. Addressing food safety concerns in India willrequire adoption of appropriate legislation, strengthening capacity to enforce rules, capacitypromoting adoption of good agricultural, manufacturing and hygiene practices, greatercollective action, and some targeted investments. Implementing these actions willrequire joint efforts by the government and the private sector.Importance of Nutrition in Food Processing ortanceDr. Ruma Bhattacharyya, Head, Department of Food & Nutrition; Assam a,Agricultural UniversityDr. Bhattacharyya highlighted some of the ongoing projects undertaken with supportfrom Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government, of India and Indian Council of Industries,Agricultural Research (ICAR). Some of the research activities conducted by theUniversity in food processing are Quality characterization of the traditionally processed proceBhaja Chawl and Sandahguri; Laboratory scale process standardization for makingkumal chawl; Nutritional Evaluation of Popped and Malted indigenous Millets of Assam Assam;A Study on Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Sandahguri and Bhaja Chawl andFormulation and evaluation of weaning mix from malted Konidhan (Foxtail millet) maltedDr. Bhattacharyya mentioned that in the context of ever growing food processing sector inin India and NER, there is tremendous potentiality of using the vast array of fruits andvegetables, cereals, spices, milk and poultry products for domestic and international productsmarkets. To feed the population with vulnerability at various stages of life cycle, foodprocessing for health and nutritional benefit is perhaps the call of the hour. Nutritionists,food technologists, industrialists and bureaucrats must join hands together for a hunger andand disease free India in the days to come.Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006Dr. L Ibomcha Singh; Manager – North East, Onecert Asia Agri CertificationDr. Singh highlighted the clauses of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. He Safety 2006informed that the Act consolidates various acts & orders which were introduced tocomplement & supplement each other in achieving total food safety & quality. Now ithas been introduced with objective to overcome all shortcomings & to give more shortcomingsimportance to food safety standards.Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 places primary responsibility on producers &suppliers for safe food through Food Safety Management System, HACCP, hygiene orgood manufacturing practices backed by regulatory control.While highlighting the impact of the Act on industry, Mr. Singh mentioned that all b bigmanufacturing facilities will need to be licensed by Central Licensing Authority FSSAI
  14. 14. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamNew Delhi, , requirement of t technical qualification, Small players/warehouses/distributors will need to obtain a valid license from State LicensingAuthority, All Novel foods will come under FSSAI New Licensing and registration FSSAI,regulations, Compounding of offense Reduction in court cases by adjudication process, offense, processAgmark, Food safety certification, import regulations and requirement of periodicinspections and audits.He also educated participants on the fines and penalties.
  15. 15. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamExhibitionThe Exposition had showcase of innova innovative Products & Services from • GR Dairy & Food Products Pvt Limited • SRD Group • NERAMAC • Annapurna Group • Meat Processing Plant : Assam Agriculture University • Bhogali Food Products Pvt Limited • State Bank of India • MIFCO • GVRT Rice Tech • Excellior • Sree Ganesh Products oducts • Natun Aasha
  16. 16. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamFeedback from ParticipantsOverall Perception of the Event"It was an excellent interaction with perfect visitors of required profile."
  17. 17. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamAreas to be addressed by Government to unlock sectorpotential • Rationalize Tax Structure • Reduce Sales Tax and excise on processed value – added foods • Reduce import duties on food processing and cold chain equipment • Reform of the states’ APMC Acts to ensure closer market linkages. • Allow equal access to farm produce • Amend APMC regulation • Provide legal framework for contract farming • Free up inter-state movement of produce state • Introduce integrated food law • Enable growth of organized retail, which could act as a catalyst • Provide industry status • Implement VAT regime • Offer single-window clearance and real window real-estate support • Liberalise FDI in retail sector in India • Help create physical and virtual infrastructure • Strengthen road, port and irrigation infrastructure • Help create public-private networks to provide extension services to private services • farmers • Setup derivative markets for food commodities, to allow price hedging
  18. 18. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, AssamPress Coverage UNITED NEWS OF INDIA (UNI)Guwahati, Mar 21: A Northeast Food Tech Summit concentrating on technology, value chain,market development and food safety was organized here today, where NE Food Awards were talso presented.The Summit, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in association with theUnion Ministry of Food Processing Industries, highlighted the advantages of NE in the food advantagesprocessing industry, given the tremendous availability of natural resources coupled withattractive tax holidays, an ICC release said.Addressing the summit, legislator Captain Robin Bordoloi said, ‘Blessed with biodiversity, hugehydro-energy potential, oil and gas, coal, limestone, forest wealth, fruits and vegetables, energyflowers, herbs and aromatic plants, rare and rich flora and fauna, NE India has all the potentialto transform into a commercial hub and tourist paradise.’ ‘The region shares borders with Chinain the north, Bangladesh in the South South-West, Bhutan in the North-West and Myanmar in the WestEast. This makes the North-East a prospective hub of international trade and commerce,’ he Eastadded.He further added that NE has the potential in production of some major tropical fruits likeBanana, Pineapple, Mango and Guava, processing industry has a vast scope for domestic andexport market.According to industry sources, less than 12 per cent of all fruits and vegetables produced in theregion are being processed and over 30 per cent is wasted owing to lack of scientific post gionharvest management, the ICC release informed.Industry Associations like the Indian Chamber of Commerce, in its endeavour to showcase theentrepreneurship of the North East, has arranged a number of fairs and meets in the south EastAsian countries and the outcome of these clearly indicate that there could be a fair demand ofprocessed food products in these countries.For the first time in NE, the Summit gave away NE Food Awards to showcase the bestcompanies, products and case studies in the food and beverage industry of the region.The winner in the category of largescale companies was Annapurna Group, in Dairy Categorywas G R Dairy & Food Products Pvt Ltd, in the SME Category was Bhogali Food Products Pvt SMELtd, in the Government Enterprise sector was MIZORAM FOOD AND ALLIED INDUSTRIESCORPORATION LIMITED (MIFCO) and in Bakery Segment was SRD Group’s Bakers’ Special.In his welcome address Dr Rajeev Singh, Director Ge General ICC, said, ‘North--East India todaystands poised as a major growth area given the tremendous availability of natural resourcescoupled with attractive tax holidays. In taking India to newer heights of agro & food processingcapabilities, the NER can play a major role by leveraging its natural and human resourceadvantages.’ (UNI)
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  30. 30. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam List of ParticipantsSl.No. Name Organisation State Phone/Mobile 1 D Ghosh Vimta Labs Ltd Kolkata 033-2399 7106 Mr. Tapan 2 Handique Vimta Labs Ltd Kolkata 033-2399 7106 3 SS Das Annapurna Food Guwahati 9854010909 4 Dr Arun Sharma Guwahati Municipal Croptn Guwahati 9435117402 5 Suresh Pahadia Purabi Dairy Guwahati 9864010226 6 Mrs. F Haque National Associates Guwahati 9678071776 7 P C Barman Ganesh Products Guwahati 9864304214 8 Manomati Barman Ganesh Products Guwahati 9707800714 9 Ajit Sharma Bhogali Jalpan Guwahati 9864051989 10 Lutfur Abraham NEDS Guwahati 9706142567 11 Mr.Hemanta Baishya IHM Assam 2337245 Assam Livestock 12 Dr BN Devsarma Development Agency Assam 2334507(t/f), Assam Livestock 13 Dr LP Bharali Development Agency Assam 2334507(t/f), Assam Livestock 14 Dr RN Choudhury Development Agency Assam 2334507(t/f), Assam Livestock 15 Dr Dilip Sikdar Development Agency Assam 9435013931 Assam Livestock 16 Dr Monideep Das Development Agency Assam 9864350438 Assam Livestock 17 Dr BC Tamuly Development Agency Assam 9435119889 Assam Livestock 18 Bhuraj das Development Agency Assam 9435019090 19 S.S. Haque National Associates Assam 9864091139 Bureau Veritas Certification 20 Kushal Bhuyan (India) Pvt Ltd. Guwahati, Assam 2464740/741/742 Bureau Veritas Certification 21 Bhaskarjyoti K (India) Pvt Ltd. Guwahati, Assam 9854036244 22 Josephh Labriwm Govt of Mizoram Mizoram 9435548297 23 Amarjyoti Deka Lord Communications Assam 9707685478 24 Papori Dutta DS GROUP Assam 9864025905 25 Raju Das DS GROUP Assam 9435360626 26 Himangshu pandey DS GROUP Assam 9678084810 27 Dipak Deka AIDC ASSAM 2201215/2202216 28 s jayantam AIDC ASSAM 2201215/2202216 29 Dr. R K Sharma Ayurvedic College Guwahati,Assam 9435046978 Dairy Development 30 Dharanidhar Deka Department Guwahati,Assam 9435484739 Dairy Development 31 Hemanta Kalita Department Guwahati,Assam Dairy Development 32 KK Mazumdar Department Guwahati,Assam Central Inland Fish 33 Dr BK Bhatacharya Reascrh Inst Assam 9435553274/2224893 34 Dr Sona Y Central Inland Fish Assam
  31. 31. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam Reascrh Inst Central Inland Fish35 Mr Anil Kr Reascrh Inst Assam 9508630380 Central Inland Fish36 KK Sharma Reascrh Inst Assam 943519185937 Dr. Dipesh Debnath CIFRI Guwahati,Assam 970652453338 Bhaskar Gogoi Guwahati,Assam 961385158539 SK Singh NHB Guwahati,Assam 9401047142 Purbanchal Packaging40 Pankaj Marodia Inndustries Guwahati,Assam 9954058158 Central Inland Fish41 P Gogoi Reascrh Inst Guwahati,Assam Central Inland Fish42 A Kakoti Reascrh Inst Guwahati,Assam Karbianglong Agro Karbi Anglong,43 Duleswar Borgohain processing industry Assam 9207051923 Karbianglong Agro Karbi Anglong,44 Mr. Chandan Borah processing industry Assam Karbianglong Agro Karbi Anglong,45 Mr. Ambica Borah processing industry Assam46 Dr Gloria Nagaland 943534257147 Naba kr goswami AACGA Assam 970727355348 Dr Pankaj Lal Gogoi Assam 9435045496 Razibuddin Ahmed49 Hazarika AAU Dibrugarh, Assam 9435109106 Guwahati2950 Pintu Sen Shanti Sadhana Ashram Assam 094350 17528 Guwahati2951 Sonali Shanti Sadhana Ashram Assam52 Dr. Lakhyajyoti Borah NAIP,AAU Guwahati,Assam 995447252653 Dr. Mridula Thakuria NAIP,AAU Guwahati,Assam 986462093254 Tilak das SAHAJYOG Guwahati,Assam 986461066355 Kamal Harlalka RS AGRO PRODUCTS Guwahati,Assam 943502909156 Ranjit Singhvi Greenfields Services Guwahati,Assam 940283007257 SS Haque National Associates Guwahati,Assam ADITION BUILDER & ABHIJIT DEVELOPER PRIVATE58 BHATTACHARYYA LIMITED Guwahati,Assam 222935359 subha Rani Pegu Guwahati,Assam 995440447860 Bipul Bora SAVE THE LIVES Dhemaji, Assam61 Tinku Kujur SAVE THE LIVES Dhemaji, Assam62 Bipin Tirkey SAVE THE LIVES Dhemaji, Assam63 Tabitha Soren SAVE THE LIVES Dhemaji, Assam64 James Kujur SAVE THE LIVES Dhemaji, Assam 9859105582 PM Corporation, Jain Food 9435141621/9435147565 Manan Jain Corporation Guwahati-781001 21 PM Corporation, Jain Food 9435141621/9435147566 Nitin Kr Jain Corporation Guwahati-781002 21 Dr. Bangshidhar67 Kalita Dept of Horticulture Guwahati, Assam 943530651868 Chandra Nrayan Das Dept of Horticulture Guwahati, Assam 986431266069 Smt.Darilyn Shabong ASFAC Guwahati, Assam 2333560(t/f)70 SN Deb UPS Projects Guwahati, Assam 9854222903
  32. 32. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam71 RK Bajaj GVRT(P)Ltd Guwahati, Assam 943511740272 Ashish Bajaj GVRT(P)Ltd Guwahati, Assam 970767811273 Rishiraj Neog RR Enterprise Guwahati, Assam 940172509174 RM Talukdar NABARD Guwahati, Assam75 SM Dastidar ACP Ltd Guwahati, Assam 9435546602 Dr. Subhash76 Baruah AAU Dibrugarh, Assam77 Dr. I B Sahewalla AAU Dibrugarh, Assam Coconut Development78 Sri Sugata Ghose, Board Guwahati, Assam Coconut Development79 Sri Bilichdan Bara Board Guwahati, Assam Coconut Development80 Miss Deiji Narah Board Guwahati, Assam Coconut Development81 Miss Fariza Shaheed Board Guwahati, Assam Coconut Development82 Sri Kamal Baishya Board Guwahati, Assam NE AGRO MARKETING83 T. Kabak Dev Pvt Ltd Itanagar 9436050406 NE AGRO MARKETING84 Nima Sange Dev Pvt Ltd Itanagar85 Varun Harlalka Suvidha Consultants Guwahati 986409161186 Nandita Das Suvidha Consultants Guwahati87 Ms. Jaya Sinha pratisuruti Hailakandi 9954154548 Ms. Bornali Sharma88 Borua Hailakandi 940129645289 Dr. G Mohato AAU Dibrugarh, Assam 986447700290 V Doulo Exedelicia Food Products Nagaland 961283665191 V Doulo Exedelicia Food Products Nagaland92 A Doulo Exedelicia Food Products Nagaland93 A Doulo Exedelicia Food Products Nagaland94 Mr. Subir Ghosh Annapurna Group Guwahati, Assam G R Dairy & Food Products95 Mr. Dhruba Saikia Pvt Limited Guwahati, Assam G R Dairy & Food Products96 Mr. Abhijit Saikia Pvt Limited Guwahati, Assam Mangaldoi,97 Rajib Kumar Deka SRD Group Assam98 Mr. Ajit Sharma Bhogali Food Products Guwahati, Assam Mr. Joseph 99 Lalrinawma MIFCO Mizoram100 Priyobroto G NEDFI Guwahati, Assam 9854080819101 Angshuman das NEDFI Guwahati, Assam 9678291522102 Lily Devi APEDA Guwahati, Assam103 Dr J R Bora AAU, Khanapara Guwahati, Assam 9864088585 North east Mega Food104 Tungya Kaping Park Guwahati, Assam 9864033105105 Raja Migom Pegu SBI LHO Guwahati, Assam 9435542725106 Dr Rameswar Deka ILRI Guwahati, Assam 9435547126107 amulya Kakati CIFRI Guwahati, Assam 9508986731108 Sourav Bajaj GVRT(P)ltd Guwahati, Assam
  33. 33. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam109 BL Agarwal Aassia Guwahati, Assam 9706099991110 Amit Dixit SBI LHO Guwahati, Assam 8486041725111 dipaksaikia WAMUL Guwahati, Assam 9707013619112 Sunil Kumar NE Biotech P Ltd Guwahati, Assam 9401269877113 Rajib Kr Deka Repose Foods Guwahati, Assam 9435087182114 Pradip Saikia Eastern Mark Guwahati, Assam 9864186329115 Mamoni Hazrika Kamdhenu Industries Guwahati, Assam 9864046740116 Nishita Duwara Deka Lord Communications Guwahati, Assam 9707685478117 M Pathak Madhus Food Products Guwahati, Assam 9706284947118 Manashjyoti Deka SC Traders Guwahati, Assam 9508658019119 Gatam Chakrabarty DNI,GOI,Agri Guwahati, Assam 9706032601120 Dr. SC Deka Tezpur University Tezpur, Assam 9435408396121 Daya Ram Singh NHB, GUWAHATI Guwahati 9706708417122 SC Sehgal NE Mega Food Park Guwahati123 Dipak Singh NE Mega Food Park Guwahati 0361-2736293124 Nirupam Saikia Edu cold Guwahati125 T Ahmed CSIR,NEIST,Jorhat Jorhat, Assam 9864923659126 pk Goswami CSIR,NEIST,Jorhat Jorhat, Assam 9435352501 Dr Ruma127 Bhattacharya AAU,Jorhat Jorhat, Assam 9435357357 OneCert Asia Agri128 Dr. L I Singh Certification P Ltd Imphal, Manipur 9402678918 jaipur Quality control129 anil jauhri institute Jaipur 9810567765130 M J das SFAC Assam 9435100476131 M Rehman NEDS Assam 9954135076132 Sumi Mazumdar Snehalaya Assam 8721075279133 Dilip Saha NERAMAC Assam 9954034705134 R Likson NERAMAC Assam 9859661059135 G Mohanty Annapurna Group Assam 9859910704136 Pranab Roy Annapurna Group Assam137 B Bhattacharya Annapurna Group Assam138 shivsundar Das Annapurna Group Assam139 Pankaj Deori AAU, Khanapara Assam 9957593856140 Dr d Boro AAU, Khanapara Assam 9707408920141 Dr k Saikia AAU, Khanapara Assam 9707049472142 Dr b Pegu AAU, Khanapara Assam 9864212130143 Dr Rinku Deka AAU, Khanapara Assam 9864938952144 Dr Dhrbajit Hazarika AAU, Khanapara Assam 9957720449145 Dr Mustafir Rehman AAU, Khanapara Assam 9957720458146 Pranjal Deka Repose Foods P Ltd Assam 9864829999147 Aditi Duwah Repose Foods P Ltd Assam 9706098907148 Pranjal pratim huyan PTI Assam 7896062500149 nitom mazumdar UB Photos Assam 9864242842150 kamal borah DD News Assam 9435287379151 Tapan B DD News Assam 9706574218152 A Sarma Aji/Dainik Pratidin Assam 9435272347153 Binod Frontier TV Assam 9613075598154 Gaurav Oas Times of India Assam 9706023422155 Saorav Bora The Telegraph Assam 9678072285
  34. 34. Technology | Value Chain | Market Development | Food Safety 21 March 2012, Hotel Nakshatra, Guwahati, Assam156 Bikash Das News Network Assam 98608112811 Partha Pratim157 Goswami Eclectic Assam 9864087121158 Dilip Gogoi Prag News Assam 9954754686159 Mridusmita Prime News Assam 9678774661 Indian Institute of160 Dr. S K Saikia Entrepreneurship Assam 9854058800 Indian Chamber of161 Dr. Rajeev Singh Commerce Assam 9864042498 Former Chief Secretary,162 Mr. H N Das GoA Assam 9864042498163 Mr. S K Singh National Horticulture Board Assam164 Mr. Anil Jauhri Quality Council of India New Delhi 011-23379321 North East Institute of165 Dr. P K Goswami Science & Technology Jorhat, Assam 9435352501 Dr. Ruma Assam Agriculture166 Bhattacharyya University Dibrugarh, Assam 9435357357 Ms. Anuradha167 Goswami ICC North East Assam 8011004874168 Mr. Pranjit Tamuli ICC North East Assam Ms. Yasmin Banu169 Laskar ICC North East Assam Mr. Ishantor170 Sobhapandit ICC North East Assam Mr. Abhishek Roy171 Mazumder ICC North East Assam172 Mr. Mintu Das ICC North East Assam Mr. Nanda Kirati173 Dewan ICC North East Assam Ms. Shanta B174 Sharma ICC North East Assam175 Rinku Mazumdar Sakalbela Assam 9854423539176 palash khaond amar asom Assam 9854906073177 nilotpal sabhapandit prag news Assam 9954633049178 anamika talukdar eastern chronicles Assam179 urmi bhattacharya SSP Assam 801103230180 M Neog sangbad laheri Assam 9435615839181 S Medhi Frontier TV Assam 8876532104182 M Gogoi Assam 9957130347183 KK DD News Assam 970238421

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