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Certain guidelines must be provided to the workers and they must be highly qualified so as to distinguish between a good and a bad quality food. Lack of knowledge and skilled workers can pose a threat to the food checking procedures. Also the infrastructural facilities must be provided which are of latest designs that can help detect degraded quality foods.
As we know that food processing is one of the largest industries in India therefore care must be taken that it does not degrade down due to the negligence of just a few people. It is ranked 5th in terms of production, consumption, distribution and exports. India has enormous growth potential and is the world’s second largest food producer. An integrated law must be brought in to regulate the food processing within the country. The prime motive should be to supply the best quality food and the consumers must be safe while consuming those food items.
Few countries prohibit the entry of food sent from India as those developed countries have very stringent food safety regulations prevailing there. They tend to restrict the exports of India to their country. Each country has its own law for regulating the food processing industries. India has made a huge jump in terms of food processing industries over the past few decades and therefore has been successful in holding a good position in food processing among all other countries in the world. There are various key issues like lack of coordination, negligence, lack of skilled labors, devoid of latest infrastructure, absence of proper monitoring system, lack of safety awareness and quality control, which need to be paid heed so as to develop the food processing industry of India and take it to a much higher level.
Article by Anisha Dutta
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