FIA, FICCI sign MoU to support food industry


Food Industry Asia (FIA) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on initiatives which will enhance nutrition in India, progress food innovation and address challenges faced by the food & beverage industry in the region.


The MoU was signed by Mr Matt Kovac, Executive Director, FIA and Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI, at a business meeting presided over by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations for Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The exchange took place during an official visit to Singapore by Modi.


Areas of collaboration will include facilitating food trade between India and Singapore, harmonising standards and exploring opportunities for partnership. In addition, the two parties will organise workshops and seminars to build capacities of Indian food businesses operators and share best practice on important issues such as regulatory changes, food safety, food quality and nutrition.

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