All India Food Processors’ Association in collaboration with its east zone and with the support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, organised a national seminar on “Vision- 2025: Development of food processing industries in eastern India” on the occasion of 73rd annual conference of the association recently in Kolkata.
The annual conference is aimed at bringing the stakeholders together to discuss the matter which may require strategies and action plans for improving food processing in the eastern Indian states by 2025. Jindal, president, AIFPA informed that the association organises its annual conference every year in one of the four zones of the country by rotation. He shared his views on the future of food processing sectors keeping in view the wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, dairy, fish, honey, spices, cashew and tea among others.
He said that there will be more emphasis on health, wellness and nutrition. There are elaborated regulations on food fortification. There is a tremendous scope for the general processed foods industry in the country due to various reasons. But there will be increased demand by the elite section of the society which may need innovative foods which are healthy, nutritious and provide wellness.