Nestlé unveils its first Food Safety Institute in India

As per Nestle, the NFSI India will serve as the local interface of Nestlé’s Global food safety and research capabilities and will leverage expertise in food safety science

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Mr Pawan Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Mr Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India inaugurated the first NFSI at Mansear on 7th September in India.

New Delhi: The Nestlé Food Safety Institute (NFSI) has been established at the Nestlé R&D Centre India at Manesar to develop a collaborative approach towards ensuring safe food. The mission of NFSI India is to build and share knowledge through collaborative partnerships for strengthening the food safety environment in India. The institute will work closely with the Nestlé R&D Centre India and Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Pawan Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said, “I would like to congratulate Nestlé and wish them all the best for this initiative. NFSI India will conduct training programs on Food Safety Management Systems, Testing Methods, and Regulatory Standards. We hope this institute will help meet India’s growing demand for safe and healthy food.  I believe that there is a need for such institutes to spread awareness on safe and healthy food. ”

Mr Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India further added “We are extremely happy that the pioneering institute for Food Safety set up by Nestlé, has been inaugurated by Mr Pawan Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and would like to thank him sincerely for encouraging this initiative. I would also like to compliment the Nestlé R&D team who have taken this commendable initiative. The food safety environment in India is changing dynamically and so are the consumers. There is an increasing consciousness among them on the quality of food consumed. We at Nestlé, strongly believe that food has a significant influence on our health and there should be collaborative efforts between regulatory bodies and industry for catering to the health and safety of consumers.”

NFSI India will serve as the local interface of Nestlé’s Global food safety and research capabilities and will leverage expertise in food safety science to collaborate with reputable academics, government agencies and research institutes in the country. The NFSI India laboratory is equipped with high-end analytical technology and is an integral part of the global network of food safety experts at Nestlé.