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Food safety should touch people: Dr V Prakash

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26 February 2010

Science, innovation and food safety should touch people. Farmers in India are not even aware of what Codex is, so demanding adherence to safety codes from this lot is unreasonable. It is important that Codex is translated in the local languages to make it reach the grassroot India.

This piece of wisdom came from Dr V Prakash, director, CFTRI, Mysore. Dr Prakash and Dr Darsh Wasan, vice-president, IIT, Chicago, were addressing the plenary session of the CII organised US-India Symposium on Food Processing Technologies for Food Safety and Innovation in Mumbai. They broadly addressed the issue of food safety and science-based research and food chain during the times of globalisation.

Dr Prakash in his enthralling 20-minute address said that food safety had to be looked at holistically and at a macro level. Food hazards have become mobile in the wake of widespread global sourcing, food distribution and human travel. Thus, globalised safety patterns should fit the individual needs…..Read c0mplete news item…….

Written by csirindia

February 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Posted in CFTRI

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