Kings Infra Ventures inks agreement with CIFT to make RTE fish products

Also taking up the conversion of shrimp head, shells and other leftovers into value added products

Ernakulam-based Kings Infra Ventures has signed a pact with the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT), Kochi for developing ready-to-eat (RTE) and ready-to-serve (RTS) fish products by adopting steam or water immersion technology capable of achieving very long shelf life under normal room temperature, without using any chemical additives or preservatives.

“The innovative project would also help in providing an opportunity for optimising ingredients, processing and heating conditions of the region-specific ethnic dishes”, said Shaji Baby John Chairman and Managing Director of Kings Infra.

The two entities would also collaborate on a project on a modified method of Chitin and Chitosan production of shrimp shells and shrimps which are normally thrown away as waste material. The modified technology developed by ICAR-CIFT uses a specially designed machine which reduces chemical usage in the production of Chitin/Chitosan making the process more sustainable. The process helps in improving the quality of chitin and chitosan at a reduced cost. The effluent treatment cost is also reduced due to the cutting down in chemical usage. The protein separated can be used for many products including feed and other bio active molecules.

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