/// FOOD SAFETY: FARM TO FOLK ///
The three-day gala IFF event ended with a session on ‘Food Safety Conclave- Food Safety: Farm to Folk’. The panel included Atul K Joshi, Chief General Manager, Quality and Legal Compliances, Patanjali; Ashwin Bhadri, MD, Equinox Labs; Bhavesh Kumar Joshi, Director, AGMARK; Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards; Dr. Vinod Dhanuka, Head R&D and QA - Reliance Retail; Nayana Daware, Manager (Legal & Compliance)
Aditya Birla Retail; P. Muthumaran, Director,
FSSAI; S Swaminathan, Head – Industry Engagement, GS1 India. Subhaprada Nishtala, Hon. Secretary, AFST, Mumbai moderated the session. Food Safety compliance for startup businesses is extremely important. Food production is monitored carefully due to the significance of the consequences of poor food hygiene. While innovating and ideating new concepts, it is vital that startups start out on the right track with complete knowledge of food safety compliance.
In a candid conversation between the policy makers, food regulators and startup entrepreneurs, India Food Forum’s last session centered around the ease of doing business and suggested ways to make the regulatory framework more streamlined and how the food operators can avoid tripping up on safety guidelines.