COSTA CRUISES CELEBRATES UPCOMING MUMBAI SAILINGS ONBOARD THE COSTA LUMINOSA

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Europe’s number 1 cruising company, Costa Cruises, together with the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, welcomed guests onboard the Costa Luminosa, for an evening of celebration of Italian hospitality and entertainment.  The Costa Luminosa, which is sailing around the world in 98 days, is currently docked at the Mumbai port as part of its impressive itinerary. The event saw the launch of Festa Italiana 2016 in Mumbai and celebrated the upcoming homeporting of the Costa neoClassica in Mumbai from December 2016.

For the first time, Indians can look forward to embarking on a cruiseliner from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017.

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Speaking about the launch, Mr. Buhdy Bok, President of Costa Group Asia said, “We are delighted to bring cruising to Indians at their doorstep. For many travellers, the holiday often starts after some sort of a long journey. Now like never before, Indians will have the opportunity to start holidaying — right from their door-step — from India’s largest metropolis, Mumbai”

Commenting on the home porting of Costa neoClassica in Mumbai Port, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of Mumbai Port said, “It is a proud moment for us to have Costa neoClassica to be homeported at India’s premier Mumbai Port. The Mumbai Port has long been the principal gateway to India, playing a crucial role in sea trade and the development of the national economy, trade & commerce and the prosperity of Mumbai city in particular.”

Cruise Tourism has been termed as one of the most potential and sustainable segments and now with the launch of cruising between Mumbai and the Maldives, Costa Cruises has confirmed its strong interest in India.

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Costa neoClassica will be the very first large cruise ship that cruises between Mumbai and the Maldives. This classic cruise ship has a total of 654 cabins (with a capacity for 1700 passengers), including sea view cabins and suites with private balconies. Fully-equipped with a Casino, Theatre, Disco, Ballroom, Grand Bar, it aims to provide plenty in entertainment. The wellness centre is spread across 1,300 sq. m with a gym, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room. It also has an outdoor jogging track, 2 Jacuzzis and 2 swimming pools. For those who would like to go shopping, the cruise ship has a huge duty free shopping centre, and also offers a wide selection of books in the library for those who love to unwind with a book.

Enhancing the cruising experience further is the gastronomy: the food & wine offer is based on Italian regional menus with a choice of dishes representing different regions of Italy and proudly reflecting the country’s rich and unrivalled culinary heritage. In addition to this vast range, guests can also take advantage of tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes. On board Costa neoClassica, guests will also have the chance to taste the real original Neapolitan pizza at Pizzeria “Pummid’oro”: thanks to an agreement with the Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo, Costa Cruises offers pizza prepared using only sourdough and selected ingredients such as San Marzano DOP tomato. In addition, cruisers will be able to enjoy a variety of Indian cuisine and the restaurants on board are fully equipped to cater to special diet requirements of Indians, which includes Jain food.

Ms. Nalini Gupta, Managing Director, Lotus Destinations (GSA of Costa Cruises India) feels the modern Indian traveller is now seeking a different kind of thrill and cruise holidays are now featuring on the Indian traveler’s ‘must-experience’ list. She further adds, “The fact that Indians can now embark directly from Mumbai, not only makes the process hassle-free and visa-free, but also saves the traveler costs and time.”

Lotus Destinations (GSA of Costa Cruises India) http://costacruiseindia.com/

Costa Cruises (www.costacruises.com) is the Italian Cruising Company part of the Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world. For 68 years, the ships of Costa fleet have plied the seas of the world being the ambassador of the pleasant mood of Italian hospitality and the true Italian holiday, with delicious food, selected wines, unique shopping experience, completed by a vast selection of Italian famous brands. Currently the Costa fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 15 ships in service, all flying the Italian flag. Moreover two next- generation cruise ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2021: they will feature a revolutionary “green design” and will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, representing a major environmental breakthrough. Other 2 new ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2020 to be deployed in Asia. Costa embodies the Italian excellence surprising its Guests everyday with unique holidays, experiences and unforgettable memories thanks to 19,000 Costa’s associates worldwide who are passionately working everyday to offer “Italy’s finest” cruise vacations through 137 different itineraries, 261 destinations and 60 embarkation ports.

 

Additionally, sstarting this December, travellers will for the first time ever, be able to embark on a cruise from right here in India. Europe’s number 1 cruising company, Costa Cruises, is launching the Costa neoClassica in India, which will be homeporting in Mumbai from December 2016. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017.

This December Embark On The Highly Anticipated Mumbai-Maldives Cruise With Costa Neoclassica

~ Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly Mumbai-Maldives sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017 ~

 

IWP presents Mélange: a platform that ignite the woman power for a Developing India

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Mélange, the annual celebration of Women Empowerment & Education by IWP is an event filled with an ample of happenings like Fashion Show (Ethnic, Indo-western and Western), Rock show, Play, Musical and Dance performances etc.

 

Melange is a platform that believes that a professionally educated student with access to a network of professionals and opportunities to work outside of her community is more likely to have the passion, knowledge, and access to information required to navigate her education.

While the present reality is that many talented students are not getting enough opportunity to present and perform their skills that can create ripple in professional network. They don’t have a sustainable talent show stage where they can find people who can mentor them for a longer run.

Melange, aims to give students a plethora of information and open access to professionals in the Fashion and lifestyle. With its meet and greet and guidance networking, it wants to connect students with active professionals who have themselves gone through business’s complex system and can provide advice and ideas. It expects to see the IWP girls exposed to the realities of post education and for them to develop a working intuition of how to navigate their futures.

 

International Women Polytechnic, a decade-old polytechnic established & run by KLGR Educational Society having different branches in Delhi & UP. The Institute has been working for the social and economic upliftment of women, particularly those belonging to weaker and downtrodden section of the society.

 

This year the event will grace by few prominent people like Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi (An Indian Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from New Delhi constituency and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party and a Supreme Court of India lawyer) , Ms. Parvathy Omanakuttan (Miss India 2008 and  first runner-up at Miss World 2008), Ms. Setu Kumar (Contestent, Miss World), Ms. Lotti (Theatre & Acting Personality), Ms. Swareena Singh (Finalist from Femina Miss india 1999),             Ms. Ila Valia (Director of a leading modeling & acting Institute) and renowned international models and the management of IWP and around 2000 Students on 26th November 2016 at 6:00 Pm at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

 

 

PAYBACK Partners with Voylla, Rare Rabbit and Wandertrails Maximizes benefits to buyers with a unique loyalty value

PAYBACK, India’s largest multi-brand loyalty program has partnered with 3 new e-commerce start-ups – Voylla, Rare Rabbit, Wandertrails to expand into emerging sectors like fashion jewelry, men’s premium clothing & and experiential travel, which have been witnessing growth in recent times. This move is aimed to strengthen the PAYBACK Partner network with diversified service offerings and further provide more opportunities to PAYBACK Members earn and redeem across a larger coalition.

Through this strategic tie-up, members can now earn and redeem points across all these partners, every time they transact through PAYBACK. It will maximize loyalty and reward options for members. Moreover, new customers who enroll into the program at the 3 new partner brands will get the opportunity to enjoy the benefit of the network by earning and redeeming points in over 50 in-store and online partners.

Wandertrails is an online platform enabling on-demand booking of experiences indigenous to a particular location as well as related experiential accommodation complimenting these experiences. It operates in a curated marketplace model with strong emphasis on integrity and depth of listings. Rare Rabbit is a new home-grown, all-in-one premium men’s lifestyle brand which is founded on the philosophy that men with taste should seek only ‘rare’ things in their lives, including attire. Vyolla is an online jewellery store that offers an array of designer wear jewellery and accessories for women, men, and children alike.

Commenting on this collaboration, Mr Gaurav Khurana, Chief Marketing Officer at PAYBACK said, “This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to a long-term association with all three of our new partners; Rare Rabbit, Wandertrails & Voylla and I feel proud to be associated with these new-age start-ups who understand the pulse of the millennials in today’s ever-evolving world. Both fashion and travel sectors have huge potential and these partnerships will only serve to strengthen our PAYBACK network, help us reach out to a larger audience and drive loyalty and engagement for all our partner brands.”

He further added “Our endeavour at PAYABACK is to continue to enhance our partner portfolio with both new-age and existing categories as this allows members with a greater choice to earn and redeem their rewards instantly. Of course, the fact that today’s customers look for instant rewards while shopping, hence the need to be there where our customer is.”

“We are pleased to announce our association with India’s largest multi-branded loyalty program PAYBACK. At Rare Rabbit, we strive to create premium products for fashion-conscious men with a taste for style. This partnership will give us the opportunity to connect with the existing loyal customer base of PAYBACK and we believe it is one of the best platforms for a young brand like us to enhance our presence with a customer base by providing them a unique experience “said Mr. Manish Poddar, Co-Founder, Rare Rabbit.

“We are happy to associate with the country’s largest loyalty program ‘PAYBACK’ which will provide an added benefit to our customers on their every purchase. Now, they can make the most of PAYBACK points by clubbing it with Voylla’s coupon codes and make their shopping experience delightful.” said Vishwas Shringi, Co-founder & CEO of Voylla.

“Our core ethos of delivering superior customer experience and making sure that one’s vacations are not pointless helped us to make this easy decision of striking this strategic partnership with PAYBACK. We are very excited about catering to PAYBACK’s huge customer base with experiential travel needs through our curated set of planned vacations and holiday activities all across the country.” said Vishnu Menon K, Co-Founder & CEO, Wandertrails.

PAYBACK is India’s largest multi-brand loyalty program. It presents many advantages over traditional, stand-alone customer loyalty schemes restricted to one brand or company. The power of PAYBACK stems from pooling loyalty benefits from many attractive partners: using one single card, members earn loyalty points when they shop from a wide range of merchants and brands – offline and online.

About PAYBACK India:

PAYBACK is India’s largest multi-branded loyalty program offering its members multitude of benefits. PAYBACK has over 50 partners including affiliate brands participating in the PAYBACK Network across categories in-store as well as online, namely – American Express, ICICI Bank, HPCL, MakeMyTrip.com, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, fashion@BigBazaar (FBB), Food Hall, Central, Home Town, Brand Factory, Formule1, bookmyshow.com, eBay, Amazon, Flipkart and many more. With such a diverse portfolio of partners, PAYBACK Members can earn points on everyday shopping and redeem them for attractive rewards, at their preference.

At the 9th Loyalty Summit 2016, PAYBACK was recognized as Champion of Champions – Loyalty Program of the Year, 2016. It has also won ‘The Best Loyalty Team and Best Rewards Program’ at the Summit. It has been awarded as the “Best Loyalty Solution Provider” 2015 in e-Retail Congress. It has been bestowed with the “Product of the Year” 2013 in the Reward Points/Loyalty Programs category, based on 18,000 consumer interviews, across 23 cities in India. PAYBACK has been honored with the Retailer Customer Service Award for 2013 in the Customer Service-Business Services category.

PAYBACK Program is operated by Loyalty Solutions and Research Private Limited (LSRPL).

For more information please visit PAYBACK.in ; PAYBACK.net .

INDIA’S MOST INNOVATIVE TEXTILE BRAND ‘SHADES OF INDIA’ HOSTS THEIR NEW ANNUAL GARDEN SALE

FROM 1ST-3RD DECEMBER IN DELHI

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Internationally acclaimed and India’s most innovative textile brand, Shades of India is all set to showcase their unique product range, including apparel, fashion and interior accessories, and home furnishings at the much-awaited New Annual Garden Sale from 1st-3rd December at 26 Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri in Delhi.

The uniqueness of its style lies in the texturing of fabrics, the coordination and contrasting of colors, and the inventive, unexpected use of surface treatment. With a variety of coordinated bed settings in different colours and textures and stalls for organic oils and aromas, this special sale is a great opportunity to pick up gifts for your loved ones for this Christmas and New Year!

Date: 1st-3rd December

Time: 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue: 26 Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri

So make sure you save the date for this luxury exhibition and indulge in the exuberant blend of colours, patterns, designs and experience the beauty of the vibrant collection by Shades of India!

About Shades of India

Founded almost two decades ago, Shades of India is internationally known as one of India’s most creative textile companies.  Led by Mandeep Nagi (Design Director) and David Housego (former UK journalist), the brand combines contemporary design with the inspiring workmanship of traditional craft.

The uniqueness of its style lies in the texturing of fabrics, the coordination and contrasting of colors, and the inventive, unexpected use of surface treatment.

The company is acclaimed internationally for originality and inventiveness of its designs and has won various awards including best product awards at shows in Paris and New York. Mandeep Nagi, Design Director, has thrice won the Elle Decor Design Award in India for fabric.

Shades of India’s product range include apparel, fashion and interior accessories, and home furnishings. Building on its reputation, Shades of India established its own first stand-alone retail store at Meharchand Market in New Delhi in 2012 and now sells through over 20 outlets in India.

Website- http://www.shadesofindia.com/

COSTA CRUISES CELEBRATES UPCOMING MUMBAI SAILINGS ONBOARD THE COSTA LUMINOSA

 

Europe’s number 1 cruising company, Costa Cruises, together with the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, welcomed guests onboard the Costa Luminosa, for an evening of celebration of Italian hospitality and entertainment.  The Costa Luminosa, which is sailing around the world in 98 days, is currently docked at the Mumbai port as part of its impressive itinerary. The event saw the launch of Festa Italiana 2016 in Mumbai and celebrated the upcoming homeporting of the Costa neoClassica in Mumbai from December 2016.

For the first time, Indians can look forward to embarking on a cruiseliner from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Buhdy Bok, President of Costa Group Asia said, “We are delighted to bring cruising to Indians at their doorstep. For many travellers, the holiday often starts after some sort of a long journey. Now like never before, Indians will have the opportunity to start holidaying — right from their door-step — from India’s largest metropolis, Mumbai”

Commenting on the home porting of Costa neoClassica in Mumbai Port, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of Mumbai Port said, “It is a proud moment for us to have Costa neoClassica to be homeported at India’s premier Mumbai Port. The Mumbai Port has long been the principal gateway to India, playing a crucial role in sea trade and the development of the national economy, trade & commerce and the prosperity of Mumbai city in particular.”

Cruise Tourism has been termed as one of the most potential and sustainable segments and now with the launch of cruising between Mumbai and the Maldives, Costa Cruises has confirmed its strong interest in India.

Costa neoClassica will be the very first large cruise ship that cruises between Mumbai and the Maldives. This classic cruise ship has a total of 654 cabins (with a capacity for 1700 passengers), including sea view cabins and suites with private balconies. Fully-equipped with a Casino, Theatre, Disco, Ballroom, Grand Bar, it aims to provide plenty in entertainment. The wellness centre is spread across 1,300 sq. m with a gym, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room. It also has an outdoor jogging track, 2 Jacuzzis and 2 swimming pools. For those who would like to go shopping, the cruise ship has a huge duty free shopping centre, and also offers a wide selection of books in the library for those who love to unwind with a book.

Enhancing the cruising experience further is the gastronomy: the food & wine offer is based on Italian regional menus with a choice of dishes representing different regions of Italy and proudly reflecting the country’s rich and unrivalled culinary heritage. In addition to this vast range, guests can also take advantage of tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes. On board Costa neoClassica, guests will also have the chance to taste the real original Neapolitan pizza at Pizzeria “Pummid’oro”: thanks to an agreement with the Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo, Costa Cruises offers pizza prepared using only sourdough and selected ingredients such as San Marzano DOP tomato. In addition, cruisers will be able to enjoy a variety of Indian cuisine and the restaurants on board are fully equipped to cater to special diet requirements of Indians, which includes Jain food.

Ms. Nalini Gupta, Managing Director, Lotus Destinations (GSA of Costa Cruises India) feels the modern Indian traveller is now seeking a different kind of thrill and cruise holidays are now featuring on the Indian traveler’s ‘must-experience’ list. She further adds, “The fact that Indians can now embark directly from Mumbai, not only makes the process hassle-free and visa-free, but also saves the traveler costs and time.”

Lotus Destinations (GSA of Costa Cruises India) http://costacruiseindia.com/

Costa Cruises (www.costacruises.com) is the Italian Cruising Company part of the Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world. For 68 years, the ships of Costa fleet have plied the seas of the world being the ambassador of the pleasant mood of Italian hospitality and the true Italian holiday, with delicious food, selected wines, unique shopping experience, completed by a vast selection of Italian famous brands. Currently the Costa fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 15 ships in service, all flying the Italian flag. Moreover two next- generation cruise ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2021: they will feature a revolutionary “green design” and will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, representing a major environmental breakthrough. Other 2 new ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2020 to be deployed in Asia. Costa embodies the Italian excellence surprising its Guests everyday with unique holidays, experiences and unforgettable memories thanks to 19,000 Costa’s associates worldwide who are passionately working everyday to offer “Italy’s finest” cruise vacations through 137 different itineraries, 261 destinations and 60 embarkation ports.

 

Additionally, sstarting this December, travellers will for the first time ever, be able to embark on a cruise from right here in India. Europe’s number 1 cruising company, Costa Cruises, is launching the Costa neoClassica in India, which will be homeporting in Mumbai from December 2016. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017.

This December Embark On The Highly Anticipated Mumbai-Maldives Cruise With Costa Neoclassica

~ Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly Mumbai-Maldives sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017 ~

 

Band Baaja Boys by Rachna Singh!

Band Baaja Boys by Rachna Singh!

This post marks the entry of a new book in the pool of a million others, but yet different.

This new book that we speak about here is the latest laughter riot by famous humour writer, Rachna Singh, published by Amaryllis.

Know Your Author

Rachna Singh, born and brought up in Allahabad, or as every other Allahabadi calls it, illahabad; completed her high school from St Mary’s Convent and was a psychology student from University of Allahabad. She believes that she has inherited the wits of her father and the love for writing from her mother, who herself writes every now & then!

A mother of two, one studious kid and the other who requires a search party sent out every night, debuted her career by ‘Dating, Diapers and Denial’, the three stages of a couple’s life!

Rachna was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in early 2015, that is when she started with Band, Baaja, Boys! She also blogged about her struggle against Breast Cancer, named ‘A breast beating diagnosis’.

Read about it here: https://rachnaunedited.wordpress.com/1-a-breast-beating-diagnosis/

All fit and well now, she claims it to be the best work of her life, and says that it kept her above the surface during the painful chemo!

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Reportingdrone by foodmaniacs was recently in an interactive session with Rachna, courtesy: Delhi Book Lovers!

Being from a small town, she puts forward the gaps between the two separate types of lifestyle carried out. Be it the way people speak in Allahabad, or the ample amount of time the people of Lucknow have to redo a scene because they want a different answer to the question they asked, to the hustle bustle of the city life.

The fact that Allahabad and Lucknow are just 200kms away, yet the cultural difference amazes her!

She has had been residing in many different cities, Allahabad in her earlier years, Lucknow for a brief period, and Japan for work!

Her personal choice as to settle down in one of these cities would be Lucknow.

Lucknow, for the love to the lip smacking food that they have there, and to die for tehzeeb.  She also quoted an instance where a shopkeeper’s first word to her was ‘Hukum’ as soon as she settles down in his shop.

In one of her letters to her daughter on the blog, who appeared for her 10th boards this year, she asks her to do things that are considered a sin in the board year like writing a song, dancing in the rain, watching the clouds, and learn to be happy!

On a one to one conversation with her, she says after seeing death so closely; it has become so important for her to just live life to the fullest, without worrying about what might happen in the future, reaping each moment of life as it comes!

While excerpt reading, Rachna laughed a lot herself when a little kid who accompanied his parents asked what the term means when she mentioned, ‘Ladies problem’.

The excerpts that were read out gave an idea of how fun the book would be, and how hard it would leave one laughing. She doesn’t believe in getting a celebrity to market her book or asking other authors to promote it, but to get honest reviews from regular readers.

Grab this laugh – o – coaster from your nearest bookstores or order from Flipkart/Amazon!

The 4th Annual Conference of AOAC International

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The two day 4th annual conference of AOAC International with Food Science and Safety attracted around 150 delegates and pulled together international educators, scientists, scholars, researchers, industry professionals, laboratory chemists, policy-makers, and graduate students. Overall, it provided a unique opportunity to review the two-way commitment of analytical sciences to society as well as the commitment of a safe society to the field of analytical chemistry. The conference held in The Park Hotel of New Delhi on 11th and 12th November.

The aim of this conference was to engage with various stakeholders so as to establish the Indian Section as the leader in food science and safety. Keeping the broad goals of the Conference in mind, the eminent speakers (from India, South East Asia, USA, UK and Europe) explained the delegates about various facets of food analysis, food authenticity, global food safety issues and quality control regulations.

The conference started with the inauguring session with Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and Dr. Kaushik Banerjee, President, India Section of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), stressed at the prospect of the AOAC-India section and envisioned that the interfacing between the FSSAI and other reputed international agencies can foster not only the growth of the analytical, but also scientific communities, in general.

The presidential address was delivered by  Dr. Kaushik Banerjee, President, India Section of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL, followed by two keynote addresses delivered by Mr. Agarwal and Dr. Eric Konings, Past President, The AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Dr. Kaushik Banerjee described the role that the AOAC-India Section plays to strengthen the analytical community in the country. He appraised the audience about the section’s activities and also gave a clarion call that academia, industry and testing laboratories should integrate for the nation’s sake.

Dr Konings in his keynote address gave an overall historical backdrop of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL and later discussed the current activities of the organisation. He also emphasized on the latest codex rule that is coming up and the prospect of the AOAC-India Section in partnering it with the AOAC INTERNATIONAL for India’s specific standards and Indian food matrices. In the inaugural session, Dr S. K. Saxena, Director, Export Inspection Council, talked about more than 3000 accredited laboratories in India, which are already working on establishing new standards for India’s specific interest and also mentioned that these laboratories can be largely benefited by conducting yearly proficiency testing.

With an opportunity to explore, network and discuss issues in the topics on analytical sciences the industry representatives were seen keenly interested in the discussion on topics like Challenges in Food Safety Regulatory Compliance, Environmental persistence of veterinary drug residues – a neglected cause of residues, Ensuring Food Safety through Harmonization of Analytical Methodology, Analytical Quality Control Techniques in a Testing Lab and New Frontiers in Food Analytics.

The eminent speakers present at the conference were Dr. Paul Young, Senior Director for Government Affairs at Waters Corporation, Dr. Ranjan Mitra, President-Elect, India Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Dr. A. Laxmaiah, Scientist F & Head, Division of Community Studies, National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR-Hyderabad. Mr. R K Gupta, Head (QA / Sur.), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.Strengthening of Food Testing System in India. Ms. Navita Yadav, Scientist-C, Food & Agriculture, Bureau of Indian Standards.India’s standards development process as it pertains to Food and Agriculture. Ms. Rini Narayan, Accreditation Officer Gr. II, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).