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Presentations in Seminar on Nutrient & Health Claims of Food Products
(8th Nov 2017)
Presentations in Seminar on Healthy Ingredient for Health & Fitness
(8th June 2017)
  • Importance of Proteins & Dietary Fibre - Dr. Sesikeran B
  • Incorporating Pulse Ingredients into Newer Products - Dr. Valerie Orsat
  • Relevance of Pulses in Health and modifying traditional diet using pulses -Dr. Vilas Shirhatti
  • Importance of Proteins & Fibre in Sports Nutrition - Dr. Swati Gupte
  • Newer Ingredients with high protein& fibre products - Ms. Karuna Jayakrishna
  • Plant Protein for New Applications - Mr. Shiva Prasad
  • Benefits of Dietary Fibre for Cardiovascular Health & in Diabetes: Ms. Sheela Krishnaswamy
  • Making New Ingredients More Acceptable: Mr. Saugat Banerjee
Presentations in Workshop on Recent Amendments & Regulations (23 March 2017)
Presentation in Healthy Persons Healthy Nation:
Product Development, Modification & Innovation for Health 12th November, 2016
Presentation in Advances in Nutritional Science, Technology & Regulations of Dietary Fats & Oils (14TH OCTOBER 2016)
Presentations in Regulatory Thinking on Proprietary Foods & Product Approval
(19TH AUGUST 2016)
Presentations in Seminar on Regulatory Practices: Interpretation & Compliance (April 18, 2016)
  • Keynote Address: Regulatory Practices: Interpretation and Compliance- Dr. Sesikiran
  • Exposure Analysis for Risk Assessment- Dr. V SudershanRao
  • Analysis Reports: Failure and Risk – Dr.NileshAmritkar
  • Selecting Food Additives under the Food Category System- Ms. ShreyaPandey
  • Role of Processed Foods & Beverages in National Food & Nutrition Security- Mr. Sunil Adsule
  • Court Judgements: Interpreting sections of Act and Regulations- Mr. V Mohan
  • Misbranding and Misleading: Issues and Implementation- Dr. S Sengupta
  • Proprietary Foods Amendment: What is & What is not- Dr. Jasvir Singh
  • Microbiological Evaluation of Food Products- Dr. SandhyaShrivastava

Presentations in Seminar on Safety Of Processed Food Products (September 11, 2015)

  • Welcome: Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Vista Processed Foods
  • Inaugural Address: Dr. P. I. Suvrathan
  • Keynote Address: How to Provide Safe Processed Foods: Dr. Vilas Sinkar
  • Safety & Regulation of Functional Foods, Supplements : Mr. Ganesh Kamath
  • Nutrients: Concept of RDA, UTL & NOAEL: Dr.Madhavan Nair
  • Analysis & Evaluation of Safety of Botanicals: Mr. K. Bala Subramanian
  • Food Safety Issues: Dr. JI Lewis
  • FSSAI Science behind Food Safety: Dr. Nimish Shah
  • Role of Accreditation & Certification in Ensuring Safety of Food Products:Mr. Niraj Raje
  • Risk Analysis of Food Additives: Dr. SudershanRao
  • Codex Guidelines: Dr. Shaminder Pal Singh
  • Effectiveness of Product Approval System, Mr. Mohan V

Presentations in Seminar on Sustainable Solutions in Food Industry (27 February 2015)

  • Context of Food industry in India (Make in India): Mr. Siva Nagarajan
  • Key Note Address: Innovation and food industry: Mr. Asim Parekh
  • Special Address & Thanks: Future prospects: Mr. Bhupinder Singh
  • Innovation for ensuring sustainability :Dr. Danielsen
  • Importance of Biotechnology applications in driving food industry and food processing industry: Dr.Gurmeet Singh
  • General introduction to sustainability issues in the food sector: Dr. Malathy
  • How to address global issues/needs related to hunger and nutrition: Prof. Shobha Udipi
  • Snacking and India: Ms. Devishree Murty
  • Food and sustainability: Chair: Mr. Asim Parekh
  • Sustainability Considerations in Food Manufacturing – A GSKCH journey: Mr. Sridhar Kameswaran
  • Issues and challenges in the food sector: Dr.Vijay Sachdeva
  • Possible steps required to bridge the gap to bring competitive advantage for the industry: Mr. Naveen Kumar
  • Way forward with food innovation: Dr. Manish Paradkar
  • Regulatory Challenges :Dr.J.I.Lewis

Report:Conference on Developing Markets for Innovative ,Safe & Nutritious Food Products : Technology & Regulation, organized by PFNDAI on 10th& 11th October 2014 at Hotel Kohinoor Continental , Mumbai.
The new food law ‘Food Safety and Standards Act’ has brought in food safety in sharp focus in food business as oppose to PFA which had greater emphasis on adulteration and purity of products. In order to discuss these regulations and to familiarize the professionals in food industry with the important systems and regulations affecting the industry, PFNDAI had organized this two day conference.

Report: Workshop on ‘ Microbial Safety in ood Industry using Rapid Methods with special emphasis on Pathogen detection was held on Friday, February 15,2013
The workshop was organized by PFNDAI and Bhavan’s Research Center( Microbiology) at Hotel Courtyard Marriott,Mumbai. This workshop was a glimpse of what’s on offer in the field of Rapid analysis methods and the progress that has happened with the influx of Rapid methods- some expensive but some are over in a few hours and some are conveniently conducted away from a full-fledge laboratory.

Report of Conference ‘Carbohydrates for Healthy Future; Lifestyle to Product Development’
The conference was organized by PFNDAI and Roquette at Novotel hotels, Juhu, Mumbai on Friday, 10th February 2012. There was an overwhelming response from the industry, academia and regulatory authority. Carbohydrates being vital for our physiological well being and metabolism have attained prime importance not only for the consumers but for the industry and regulators.

  Dr. Venkat Narayan, Prof. of Epidemiology & Prof. of Medicine, Emory Univ. Atlanta, in his Keynote address ‘Non –communicable Diseases: Prevention of Type 2 diabetes’ stated that there has been a rapid economic change which has led to a change in the lifestyle too. In a decades time the GDP of few countries has increased tremendously and it is to increase further. Professor Jeya Henry,Director, Functional Food Centre, Oxford.& Director, Clinical Nutrition Sciences, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences provided an insight into ‘The Science of Glycemic Index of Food for Better Nutrition’. All foods are composed of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; however, their metabolic difference gave birth to the concept of Glycemic index.
  Report : The 43rd Annual General Meeting of PFNDAI was organized along with the Seminar on ‘Regulatory & Technology Challenges in Developing Functional Foods’ on 25th November 2011at Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Mumbai.
This seminar highlighted the science behind regulations and the various booming technologies that would be the future of industry. It is a known fact that Innovation is a necessity for the growth of Industry, thus one needs know more about technologies and the means to innovate. Most importantly do regulations have the space and flexibility for innovations?. The prime focus of current seminar was what is Functional Foods, the technologies involved and available and the health implications. Dr. Sanjog Surve, Chairman -PFNDAI, in his welcome address presented what does a consumer look for in functional foods.
Food Safety & Standards Act (FSSA) 2006 has a feature of safety evaluation and standards making process distinct from Prevention of Food Adulteration Act (PFA) in that the new act will have safety standards based on Risk Analysis. As this is a new concept in food regulation in India, PFNDAI decided to do a workshop to familiarize those involved in regulatory affairs. Hence the first workshop on ‘RISK ANALYSIS FOR PROCESSED FOOD MANUFACTURE’ was organized on 15th May 2010 at Hotel Orchid, Mumbai. This would be followed by a series of workshops at different locations in order to have a better understanding of the concept both for industry personnel as well as for those in regulatory agencies.
Dr.B.Sesikeran inaugurated the Workshop and Dr. G.M. Tewari, Chairman of PFNDAI gave the Welcome address to set the trend of the workshop.
  Report of Conference on ‘ARE We READY FOR GLOBAL MARKETS?’
Protein Foods & Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI) had organised a conference at Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Mumbai on Saturday December 5, 2009 on the above theme along with its Annual General Meeting. This conference was well attended by industry CEOs and directors of companies and research organisations. A wide array of subjects discussing different angles of Indian food industry, different sectors including dairy, fruits & vegetables, cereals etc., newer safety aspects including risk analysis, traceability, as well as problems of supply chains were discussed in light of requirements of food products with global quality.The Key note Address was presented By Dr. V. Prakash and conference was inaugurated by Mr. Saugata Gupta. Some of the eminent speakers for the conference were Dr.J.I.Lewis, Dr.Rhona Applebaum, Mr. Shankara Shetty, Dr.Prakash Virkar, Mr.B.Prashanth, Mr.Bhupinder Singh, Dr.Rajeev Thakur, Mr.Pranesh Misra and Ms.Rashmi Uppal.
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