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National Conclave on Food Safety by Spices Board

New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) With the objective of promoting food safety and capacity building, Spices Board has organised a National Conclave on Food Safety here.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr B N S Murthy. Secretary, Spices Board, Dr M K Shanmuga Sundaram, representing country head USFDA, Dr Christopher Priddy were present on the occasion on Monday.
Dr Sundaram, in his address emphasised the need for ''safe food for a healthy, growing generation and our obligations to fulfil national and international standards''.
He said that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure food safety from farm to fork.
Dr Murthy, in his inaugural address pointed out the concerns to be addressed at the farm level and the need for post-harvest hygiene and the prevention of unintentional contaminations for safe food. An overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act was presented by Dr Priddy.
Food safety requirements under FSSAI regulations were elaborated and presented by Sunil Bakshi, Advisor FSSAI. Food safety hazards in the spice industry was a topic of presentation byDr. James Rushing, JIFSAN, USFDA. The impact assessment of food safety training programmes were presented by Dr. Clare Narrod, JIFSAN, USFDA.
A panel discussion on the future path to implementation of food safety measures was also held at the end of the programme, according to a statement here on Tuesday.
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