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‘Enforcement of food regulations need of the hour’

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Chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi, K. Chandramouli, inaugurated the Food Testing Laboratory at the School of Food Technology in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JUNTK) here on Sunday.

Addressing the students, Mr. Chandramouli said acute shortage of laboratories remained the major challenge for food testing. “India has reached the stage of food sufficiency and now the focus has been shifted towards food quality,” he said, adding that there was an immediate need of creating awareness among people on the importance of food quality. “Enforcement of food regulations to ensure delivery of qualitative food is the need of the hour,” Mr. Chandramouli said.

JNTUK Vice-Chancellor G. Tulasi Ram Das explained the activities undertaken by School of Food Technology. He said that launch of a B.Tech. programme in Food Technology was on the cards. Programme Director P. Ramakrishna made a presentation on the School of Food Technology and the Food Testing Laboratory. The objective of the lab was to offer an accessible and affordable food testing facility to industries, consumers, regulatory agencies and all other stakeholders, he said.

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