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Welcome to the 33rd edition of The Authentication Times.
In, The Authentication Times, we continue to raise the issue of
counterfeiting, which impacts the consumers and society by large.
Our current edition focuses on the follow up story on issue of rising incidents of fake baby infant milk products. We are proud to say that The Authentication Times covered this story in its 30th edition as well.
Managing food safety standards across a global supply chain is complex and challenging. However, steps must be taken to ensure safe and secure shipping, and distribution of food products that end up in consumer's hands. In a recent development, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
(FSSAI) have announced notification for organic food traceability. To protect the 25 million babies born every year in India, it is essential to protect baby milk powders and other nutritional products from the scourge of counterfeiting. The Authentication Times urges, FSSAI to take similar steps for all food items especially baby food products.
The cover story again highlights this issue of fake baby milk, challenging issue in detail covering aspects such as its impact, consequences and why the importance of secured packaging is becoming need of an hour.
In this issue, you will also find interesting developments happening in traceability via block chain technology, GS1 view on food traceability along with latest news from industry.
We hope you will found this issue informative and interesting and as always, we look forward to receiving your feedback.
Chander S Jeena
Editor, The Authentication Times