Symposium on “Emerging and Novel Food Processing Technologies”





The Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Mysore is organizing a Symposium on “Emerging and Novel Food Processing Technologies” in collaboration with McGill University, Montreal, Canada and Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, Calgeri, Canada on 19th – 20th December 2007.


Food Processor are constantly looking for techniques that could result in the minimal processing to provide adequate shelf-life extension while retaining their original sensory and nutritional characteristics to a maximum extent. This trend is given by the consumer demand for foods that are additive free and are of gourmet quality, traditionally these technologies were designed to deliver better quality, fresh and safe Foods. Today, they are accepted and also offer the opportunity to modify the functional properties of food products. The effects on the physical and nutritional properties of food products may, in some cases, offer additional benefits. This will be a focal point of discussion at the symposium. The symposium will provide an in-depth coverage of the emerging  technologies in the field of food processing and lists out the major technology challenges such as Pulsed Electric Field applications in Food Processing, Radiation Processing of Foods, High Pressure Processing of Foods, Infrared Processing of Foods etc along with the technology adoption drivers. This symposium will also profile noteworthy innovations across companies, institutes and universities worldwide.


In the proposed symposium, about 250 participants ,representing academia, industries and R&D institutes are expected to participate. About 25 eminent scientists from both India and abroad are expected to present lead research papers on the current development in the area of symposium  topic. It is also planned to have 2 poster sessions to generate and. protect the research interest of young scientists and students.


Dr W. Selwamuithy, Distinguished Scientist, Chief Controller R &D (LS & HR) DRDO HQ  New Delhi has kindly consented to inaugurated the event on 19th  Dec 2007 at DFRL, seminar hall at 1000 hrs. Dr V Prakash, Director, CFRI will deliver the key note address.