Intnl symposium on food processing from Dec 19

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Mysore, Dec 17 (UNI) About 250 delegations from India and abroad will participate in a two day international symposium on 'emerging and novel food processing technology' here, from December 19.

Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Director A S Bawa told newspersons that the symposium would be organised in collaboration with Mcgill University Montreal, Canada and Shastri Indo-Canada Institute, Canada.

Delegations representing academia, research and development were expected to take part in the symposium, besides 25 eminent scientists from India and abroad and present lead research papers on the current development topics, he added.

Dr Bawa said the symposium was the most comprehensive and ambitious undertaking on 'emerging technologies'. It would cover most of the relevant novel technologies applicable to food processing.

It would also explore the most recent applications in Pulsed Electric Field (PEF), irradiation and high pressure technologies, food microbiology and modern thermal and non thermal operations to prevent the occurance of food borne Pathogens, which would extend the shelf life of foods and improve the safety, quality and nutritional value of various food products.

The symposium would also profile noteworthy innovations across companies, institutes and univerisites worldwide.

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