Inaugurating a Seminar on Food laws – Problems and Prospects, organized by Indian Biscuits Manufacturers’ Association (IBMA) today, Shri Subodh Kant Sahay, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Govt of India, stated that his Ministry will provide adequate financial assistance to food processing industry for achieving higher quality of food products like biscuits and also for building a network of 100 Quality Testing Lab rotaries throughout the country.
Lauding the role of food industries who provides food for the economically weaker segments of the society at comparatively cheaper prices, Shn Sahay said that it has been the endeavour oft he Food Processing Ministry to encourage growth of food industries, especially in the Small & Medium Sector.
Earlier, welcoming the Minister, Shn B P Agarwal, President of the Indian Biscuits Manufacturers’ Association (IBMA) that the main objective of the Seminar is to afford an opportunity to various segments of food processing industries, including biscuits manufacturers, especially in the small & medium Sector, to deliberate on various issues affecting food industry, arising out of the recent amendments in
PFA Rules, Packaged Commodities Rules ets, as also die newly x.
enacted integrated Food Safety & Standard Act, 200? and find
solutions to the grey areas in the Food Laws.
The Seminar also aims to create a unique platform for decision- maker in the government and all stakeholders in Ihe food processing industry as also consumers.
hn Agarawal said ihat Government and more particularly the Ministry of food processing Industries under the dynamic leadership of Shri Suboth. Kant Sahay has to be credited for the creation, of the integrated Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. This has taken care of everybody’s long standing demand for consolidating the multiple legislations enforced on the Food Industry, leading to hardships bolh to tiie industry and the enforcing Departments due to overlapping of various regulations.
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