TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Monday, August 26, 2013 03:30 PM IST (10:00 AM GMT)
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TÜV SÜD and ASSOCHAM to Host the ‘Safe Future Now’ Summit- on Food Safety, this September

Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Monday, August 26, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — — Shri Tariq Anwar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries to inaugurate the summit

— Event supported by MOFPI, EIC, APEDA, QCI and NBQP

TÜV SÜD in collaboration with ASSOCHAM is organising a summit ‘Safe Future Now’ on food safety in Gurgaon on 5th September, 2013. The summit will bring together market leaders and regulators on the same platform to discuss, learn and exchange experiences & insights on food safety along the value chain.

The ‘Safe Future Now’ Summit on food safety aims to incite discussions that helps develop a sustainable road map to overcome the safety challenges in the Indian food industry. It will provide a platform for businesses to address pertinent issues and discuss factors that will help them attain a competitive edge to grow their market share.

‘Safe Future Now’ on food safety, is a day-long event that involves panel discussions and expert presentations on the topical issues to discover a collaborative approach for a sustainable future.

On the occasion, Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, TÜV SÜD South Asia said, “Safe Future Now is a global annual property of TÜV SÜD. This knowledge and experience-sharing platform is designed and dedicated to explore and examine new initiatives and best practices in areas that impact us as an industry and as an individual. This year’s focus is on food safety along the complete value chain. For this event, we have partnered with ASSOCHAM. I would like thank them for their support.” Adding further to the thought behind organising a summit on food safety, Niranjan said, “Globalization has made the entire food processing landscape highly complex. Today, India is witnessing a collaborative approach by key stakeholders to upscale the quality and safety standards in order to secure a larger pie of the global food and domestic market This event is an effort to highlight the initiatives undertaken and areas of improvement which will catapult the growth trajectory of the Indian food processing sector.”

Mr. D. S Rawat, Secretary General, ASSOCHAM said, “We are happy to collaborate with TÜV SÜD for the ‘Safe Future Now’ Summit. This association will certainly aid in addressing the current issues and offer solutions for sustainable future of the Indian food industry.”

TÜV SÜD’s food safety services cover the entire supply chain to ensure its clients’ operations are in accordance to local legal standards. The company has worked with food industry players including well-known brands for close to a decade. TÜV SÜD’s services include, nutritional labelling, chemical analysis, contamination testing, safety and quality testing, shelf life studies, trace metals and vitamin estimation, microbiological testing and antibiotic & pesticide residue analysis. TÜV SÜD works with its clients from farm to fork to maximise hygiene and food safety and assist in reducing costly errors.

For more details on TÜV SÜD, log on to www.tuv-sud.in

About TÜV SÜD South Asia

TÜV SÜD South Asia is the leading certification, auditing, inspection, testing and training company with a stronger presence across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. TÜV SÜD South Asia has an extensive network of over 29 offices including 11 labs across the three countries. The company caters to a client base of over 10,000 companies from the field of auto, plant engineering, environmental technology, food safety, textile & hardlines like toy testing, infrastructure consultancy and technical as well as soft-skills training. As of December 2012, TÜV SÜD South Asia has a talent pool of over 1200 staff and has reported a turnover close to EUR 22 million.

Siddharth Panicker, Edelman India, +91 9820857522, siddharth.panicker@edelman.com
Shyamli Biswas, TÜV SÜD South Asia, +91 7738055071, shyamli.biswas@tuv-sud .in