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Food security & regulations discussed at 7th essay of Food World India

The seventh edition of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) Food World India seminar commenced on Monday at Mumbai’s The Lalit. The theme of the seminar, which focussed on food security and regulations in the country, was ‘Feeding a billion: The role of the food processing industry’.

A report on the same was released at the event by Krishna Byre Gowda, Karnataka’s minister of agriculture and food processing; D K Samantaray, chief executive officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and Siraj Hussain, secretary, ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI).

Addressing the stakeholders, Samantaray said, “When someone from the industry asked me what I know about oil, I answered that I know only about the oil I use for my car. Likewise, the only thing I know about food is the food I eat. And as FSSAI chief, my job is to ensure a better quality of food quality to the 120 billion people of India.”

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