The District Industries Centre (DIC) has invited enterprises involved in food processing and those wanting to set up food processing units to join a day-long workshop on food safety on April 29, being organised at the Center Hotel, Panampally Nagar.
The workshop is being organised taking into consideration the potential for food processing industries, which is considered one of the most important sectors in the country.
A DIC statement said that officials from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and other experts will lead the classes. The workshop is free and those interested in joining may contact the DIC on the phone 0484-2421461.
The Industries Department has also announced that it planned to set up a full-fledged Kerala pavilion at the upcoming Food Hospitality World 2016 exhibition and business-to-business meet being organised in Bangaluru between June 9 and 11.
The show is aimed to bring together various players in the sector. The exhibition will be a platform for buyers and sellers to interact, said a posting on the site of the State Industries Department. Those interested in participating in the fair may contact the department not later than May 5.
The one-time settlement being offered by the Industries Department for those who have taken margin money loans for small-scale industrial units is open till May 10 this year, said a statement issued by the department.
The scheme was opened in February this year. More details can be obtained from the District Industries Centre through offices at the taluk levels at Kanayannur, Kochi, Aluva, Kothamangalam, Moovattupuzha, Kunnathunadu and North Pravur.