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The Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India), AFSTI Tezpur Chapter, is going to organize the 27th Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists (ICFoST).

The event is hosted by the Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur University in Assam’s Sonitpur district from January 30 to February 1, 2020.

The theme this year for the convention is ‘Raising Agro-processing and Integrated Novel Technologies for Boosting Organic Wellness (RAINBOW)’.

This theme will focus mainly on the integrated development of organic capital of the nation, especially the Northeast to promote agro-processing, food safety and the advanced technologies for enhancing the organic wellness.

During the conference, over 50 leading food scientists, researchers and policy makers from across the country will share their experience and knowledge and the young students will share their innovative ideas to fulfil the objectives of the convention.

Some of the prominent names include CFTRI, Mysuru, DRDO, New Delhi, DFRL, Mysuru, IIT, Kharagpur, IIFPT, Thanjavur, NIFTEM, Sonipat and SLIET and many more.

The food industry personnel from across the country are also attending the convention for bridging the gap between academia and industry.

These include Exelon Foodbio Advisors Private Limited, Mumbai, Marico Mumbai, Kaleesuwari Refinery Private Limited, Chennai, Food Ingredient Specialities Private Limited, Chennai, Adani-Wilmar, Suhana, FIL and Johnson & Johnsen.

NABARD and FSSAI are also actively participating in the event.

A Food and wellness expo will also be organized during the convention.

The convention will be inaugurated on January 30 at Tezpur University in the presence of Dr A K Singh, DG Life Sciences, DRDO as chief guest.

The organizing patrons, Prof Vinod Kumar Jain, the vice chancellor, Tezpur University, Dr K S M S Raghavarao, director, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru and Dr Anil DuttSemwal, director DRDO-DFRL, Mysuru and president of AFSTI, Dr V Baskaran will grace the inaugural event.

AFSTI officials said the AGBM of the AFSTI will also be organized during the conference.

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