Mumbai To Host Organic Food Certification Meet On Sep 11

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) September 08, 2009 -- Leading Indian and global corporates and non-corporates in the food supply chain are converging at the Taj President in Mumbai on September 11, 2009 to discuss the growing importance of food certification in India.

The three-day convention will look at the opportunities and challenges facing organic food certification in India in view of the growing concerns among consumers about health-threatening and – in some cases life-threatening -- residual elements in food.

“The consumer would soon exhibit increasing preference for certified food material,” says Dr. Selvam Daniel, Managing Director, ECOCERT India, an affiliate of the eponymous French global certification MNC. “The Indian consumer, especially the discerning mother, is catching up with the global food certification standards. It is time for all of us in the food supply chain take the required steps so that we are in a position to meet their just demands. In this regard, organic food certification is assuming increasing importance.”

Among the topics which would be covered at the convention are: organic and fair trade food production, processing and handling standards, biodynamic foods and demeter certification, organic food management systems standards as also certification as per Japanese Agriculture Standards (JAS). The convention will also discuss India's NPOP standards and organic AGMARK standards.

All the stakeholders in the domestic food supply chains or the people engaged in the farm-to-plate chain could benefit from the proceedings. These include farmers, food processors, retailer, catering/ hospitality service providers including hoteliers and consumers.

There will be similar conventions for the cosmetics and the textile sectors on September 12 and 13, 2009 respectively at the Taj President in Mumbai.

About Ecocert

ECOCERT is a certification agency for organic, fair trade and good agricultural practices (GAP) standards. Ecocert is a family of companies with presence in all the continents. ECOCERT’s Principal Office is at L’Isle, Jourdain, France and Managing Office is at Northeim, Germany.

ECOCERT is committed to creating a healthier and greener India by encouraging the consumption of certified organic food.

In India, ECOCERT was founded by late Dr. Alexander Daniel, known for his pioneering initiatives in organic food, in the year 2002.

Dr. Selvam Daniel is the Managing Director of ECOCERT India.

ECOCERT India has presence in all Indian states. ECOCERT India has been servicing clients in diverse area of the food supply chain – processors, exporters, farmers’ groups and individual farmers. To date, the company has certified 300,000 hectares of land in India.

For more details contact:

Dr.Amol Nirban ECOCERT India M: +91 9552533011 E: W: []

Chandrashekhar Wagh RoI Public Relations M: +91 9881726681 E: W:

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