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Last updated: 26 May, 2018  

Harsimrat.Kaur.9.Thmb.jpg Food processing ministry to join hands with international labs: Harsimrat

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressing at the inauguration of the Incubation Centre for milk and dairy products and Food Testing Laboratory, at the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, in New Delhi on May 25, 2018.
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SME Times News Bureau | 26 May, 2018

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal Friday said that the Ministry will collaborate with multiple international laboratories testing various food products so that the food products approved by laboratories at National Institute of Food Entrepreneurship and Management(NIFTEM) get worldwide acceptability.

Speaking to the media at the inauguration ceremony of an Incubation centre and Food Testing Laboratory at NIFTEM in Sonipat, Haryana, Badal said that NIFTEM should develop its own brand under which it could market the products developed at the institute.

She said that the products would be cheaper, fresher and healthier that other products. She also said that the institute would become a centre for excellence.

Speaking on the importance of the institute the Minister expressed hope that farmer from nearby areas are able to learn processing and packaging at the institute. She also said that students from NIFTEM do not just learn theory but because of the industry partnerships, learn what the industry wants.

At the ceremony, Secretary of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Sh Jagdish Prasad Meena said that the incubation centre will incubate entrepreneurs of tomorrow and will benefit the local farming community directly.

Senior officials of the Ministry and NIFTEM were also present during the inauguration ceremony.

 
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