- September 7, 2017 / 3 min readThe mission of NFSI India is to build and share knowledge through collaborative partnerships for strengthening the food safety environment in India
Nestlé India has inaugurated the first Nestlé Food Safety Institute (NFSI) in India. NFSI India will be an integral part of and will work closely with the Nestlé R&D Centre India and Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Nestlé R&D Centre India, is a part of Nestlé’s longstanding commitment and successful presence in India. NFSI India has been established at the Nestlé R&D Centre India to develop a collaborative approach towards ensuring safe food.
The mission of NFSI India is to build and share knowledge through collaborative partnerships for strengthening the food safety environment in India.
“I would like to congratulate Nestlé and wish them all the best for this initiative. NFSI India will conduct training programs on Food Safety Management Systems, Testing Methods, and Regulatory Standards. We hope this institute will help meet India’s growing demand for safe and healthy food. I believe that there is a need for such institutes to spread awareness on safe and healthy food,” said Pawan Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
NFSI India will serve as the local interface of Nestlé’s Global food safety and research capabilities and will leverage expertise in food safety science to collaborate with reputable academics, government agencies and research institutes in the country.
“We are extremely happy that the pioneering institute for Food Safety set up by Nestlé, has been inaugurated by Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and would like to thank him sincerely for encouraging this initiative. I would also like to compliment the Nestlé R&D team who has taken this commendable initiative. The food safety environment in India is changing dynamically and so are the consumers. There is an increasing consciousness among them on the quality of food consumed. We at Nestlé, strongly believe that food has a significant influence on our health and there should be collaborative efforts between regulatory bodies and industry for catering to the health and safety of consumers,” added Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India.
The NFSI India laboratory is equipped with high-end analytical technology and is an integral part of the global network of food safety experts at Nestlé.
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