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FoodTechHolland speaker at Food Safety Standards Act Seminar

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FoodTechHolland is silver sponsor of this seminar and Mr. Edwin Katerberg, principle consultant at Abroader Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd (‘Abroader’) is one of the eminent speakers. Abroader has become a member of the Larive Group. Being locally embedded, Abroader is well-equipped to support FoodTechHolland members in India with operational business support. Edwin has over fifteen years of international experience in running medium to large-sized production units in India, China, Turkey, The Netherlands and Belgium. He is specialized in establishing production units and quality departments in food processing, streamlining procurement processes and setting up sales teams in agri-business.

Mrs. Carin Rustema, director of Abroader Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd, is member of the Agro & Food Processing Expert Committee. Other members include stakeholders from Bangalore & Karnataka that play an important role in the development of the Food sector in Karnataka.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

The new Act FSSA makes it mandatory to maintain safety and standard of food products at any stage of manufacture, processing and packaging. The Act provides for stringent measures and is vested with power to suspend or cancel License of the food producer, supplier and others in the food supply chain for non-fulfillment of FSSA provisions for making food safe and conforming to set principles.

This Seminar is intended to enlighten participants in the backdrop of the new FSSAI Act. In this endeavor, BCIC has invited top industry and government experts to share their though processes with participants as there still lies a lot of confusion and there is an urgent need for clarifications on certain clauses of the new Act.

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