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can deliver the complete spectrum of tests in minimum time. He added that these methods are cost effective as well. He stated that Benny Impex (P) Ltd., over the years, provided state-of-the-art products in milk collection and testing. Mr. Thomas Nivert, Director, AllFlex India Pvt. Ltd. presented on Animal identification and tracebility in India. He emphasized that accurate identification of animals would play a pivotal role in dairy industry and facilitate food safety. In order to remain globally competitive, Indian farmers must adopt radiofrequency-based electronic identification (RFID). He also added that application of RFID method benefits producers and also government missionary. Mr. Bernhard Gierl, Negele Messtechnik, Germany spoke on Instrumentation and their role in improvement of process efficiency and safety. He explained that targeting of appropriate action to improve process performance would be greatly improved by putting the application instruments in practice. He stated that various process connections are available as built in systems. Accurate temperature probes, pressure gauges, controllers, signal converters and set point transmitters etc., are helpful in improving the process efficiency. Based on detailed deliberations & suggestions, following recommendations were made, l Food safety should be the binding force of the dairy industry in the country for which adequate measures should be initiated right from the animal, to processing units to market to consumer. l Individual animal identity is must to regulate the quality of milk at producer level and necessary infrastructure development, upto date cleanliness of the production line are

prerequisites to produce safer foods in dairy industry. l Adequate awareness creation, training and manpower development for food safety must receive top consideration. Technical Session III : Dairy Processing and Packaging Chairman – Dr. Satish Kulkarni, Head, NDRI, Bangalore Co-Chairman – Dr. K.L. Gajendran, Former MD, Kolar Milk Union Rapporteur - Mr. B. Nataraj, Additional Director (Quality Control), KMF, Bangalore Session Coordinator – Dr. B.V. Balasubramanyam, Principal Scientist, NDRI, Bangalore Mr. Raghunand Krishnan, Reliance Industries Limited presented on Clarified Polypropylene in Packaging of Dairy and Food Products. He highlighted the necessity of innovations to enhance value addition, improve processing efficiency, and produce quality and safe dairy products. He added that shelflife enhancement by employing novel processing and packaging options will be critical. He stressed importance of Polypropylene (PP) based packaging. He stated that such containers are retortable and microwave ready. He added that this cost effective packaging option is under successful trials in several leading dairies for packaging Sterilised flavoured milk. The speaker informed that M/s Reliance will be very eager to take forward this innovative packaging option to all interested dairy organizations in the country. Mr. A.Suresh, General Manager, Tirumala Milk Products Pvt Ltd. spoke on The role of dairy industry in Rural Economy. He presented the status of dairy industry, milk flow pattern, milk production and per capita

consumption statistics of the country. He identified the emerging trends in dairying such as commercial dairy farms, milk collection at village door steps, etc. He stressed the need for government support to farmers towards setting up of mini dairy farms. He reiterated the need for co-ordinated efforts of govt., research organizations, financial institutions and farmers at large, for an overall development of dairy sector in our country. Based on detailed deliberations / suggestions, following recommendations were made: l Packaging flavoured milk in Polypropylene container is an innovative and cost effective solution. Attempts may be made by dairy industry for its suitability. l Government support is essential to farmers towards setting up of mini dairy farms by providing subsidies and loans at par with agricultural loans. l NDDB & NDRI must concentrate research on improving productivity in cattle. l Training related to Clean Milk Production & Food Safety aspects, need to be intensified. l Developing backward integration like water resources, feed and fodder development, and trained manpower are also very much needed for development of dairying. Media Today Group thanks Dairy Tech India 2012’s Gold Sponsors :

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India's only monthly magazine having maximum presence in National & International Exhibitions. Regular topics cover the food processing sect...

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