Japan and India will work together on the issue of Food Safety Cooperation. This was announced at the session on How can we enhance accessibility to Japanese food in India? jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and JETRO in New Delhi, in the presence of Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi and the Chairperson of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Mr Ashish Bahuguna.
Japan and India share the importance of cooperation in the field of food safety for promoting investment in India by Japanese food companies and decided to strengthen the cooperation in this field.
As per the announcement, a FSSAI delegation will visit Japan for strengthening food safety cooperation and a meeting for information exchange on food safety will be held, coinciding with this visit.
This announcement was followed by the signing of MoU between Ise Foods Inc. and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India, as per which the Japanese Food major will invest approximately INR 217 crores in Poultry farm and egg processing, as part of its Ise-Suzuki India Mega Project, in Telangana, beginning next year. MoFPI will facilitate Ise foods for the establishment of the aforesaid project in India.
Two announcements has been made, the Agreement on the form of phytosanitary measures on the marine food trade between India and Japan and the second was the setting up of a Joint Working Group on Cold Chain between the two countries.