Expired: World Food India Hackathon 2017

World Food India Hackathon 2017

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India is organizing a mega international food summit, World Food India in New Delhi from 3 – 5 November 2017.

A Hackathon would be organized coinciding with the World Food India event.

Problem Statement : Awareness & Training on GHP, GMP and Policies for Food Processing Sector

Description : Food safety is a growing concern across the world. Food is a very complex commodity which directly related with health. Processing of agricultural produce consists of various product specific unit operations. For maintaining the quality products, various product food laws, standards and regulations are required. There is an increasing need to provide greater assurance to domestic and international consumers about safety and quality of processed food and be globally competitive and where GHP, GMP and different polices for food processing and relevant regulatory information can provide a pivotal role. Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Hygiene Practices based on Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations and ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems for sensitizing Food Business operators like Food Manufacturers, Processors, Catering, Hotels, Restaurants, Exporters, Importers, Distributors Retailers, Consumers and others. The new Food Safety Standards regulations are contemporary in view and are aligned to Codex General Principles of Hygiene. The Act ensures consumer safety by mandating a structured food safety system for all Food Business Operations. In spite of various laws, standards and regulations, producers and consumers don’t take care about these while producing and consuming of foods, which reflects the lack of awareness and proper training. For this an apps and proper training program need to be designed on which processor, producer and consumer can get proper information regarding the GHP, GMP and polices for food processing including relevant regulatory information.

The Food Processing Industry is one of the largest industries in India and ranks fifth in terms of production, consumption and exports. Food processing industry in India is a sunrise sector that has gained prominence in the recent years. Availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles and appropriate fiscal policies has given a considerable push to the industry’s growth. This sector serves as a vital link between the agriculture and industrial segments of the economy. To design solutions by leveraging technology for various problems in the food processing sector.

To design solutions by leveraging technology for various problems in the food processing sector.

Awards:- 

  • All participating teams will receive participation certificate.
  • 1st Prize – Rs 1,00,000 /-
  • 2nd Prize – Rs 75,000 /-
  • 3rd Prize – Rs 50,000 /-

Deadline:- 12-10-2017

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