State Level E-Conference on Emerging Trends in Food Processing

Mysuru, May 12, 2022: The Department of Food Processing and Engineering, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru had organized a one-day state-level “E-Conference on Emerging Trends in Food Processing,” for the benefit of life science teachers, research scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate food processing students.

Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh, Director, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru inaugurated the E-Conference. In her address, she spoke about the importance of processed food rich in nutrition for maintaining health, various technologies developed for food processing, and emerging food industries in India.

Prof. B V Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive, presided over the program. He spoke about the importance of food processing in our lives to provide a nutritious diet to maintain good health. He also highlighted the traditional food processing during the early days, in particular to preserve food to meet the needs during periods of scarcity. Further, he pointed out that food processing was not only important in the context of diet/nutritional value, but also very much concerned with environmental and economical points of view.

Four technical sessions were held after the inaugural function. In The first session, Dr. N. G. Malleshi, Scientist- G (Rtd), CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, delivered a lecture on “Processing of Millets”. In the second session, Dr. Ng. Iboyaima Singh, Chief Scientist, and Head, Department of Traditional Food and Sensory Science, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, delivered a lecture on “Fruit and vegetable processing”.

In the third session Dr. Alok Kumar Srivatsava, Chief Scientist and Head, Food Safety and Analytical Quality Control Laboratory, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, spoke on “Current Food Regulatory System in India.” In the last session, Dr. Sandanamudi Anudeep, Chief Scientist, Potential Health Development and Co-Founder of Driti Bio-Solutions, Mysuru, spoke about “Entrepreneurship in Food sector.”

Dr. H. C. Honnappa, the Principal, welcomed the dignitaries, guests, and participants. Ms. Shravya, Assistant Professor, compeered the program, and Mr. Bharath, Assistant Professor, proposed a vote of thanks.

Earlier, the program commenced with an invocation by Kum. Pavithra and Vidhathri.

More than 350 people, including teachers, research scholars, and students of various colleges and institutions across the State were present in the program.