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Section V:
New Vistas for Industrialization

5.1 Process and Product Development Techniques
5.2 Management Systems for Quality and Food Safety
5.3 Export Potential in the Global Context


Traditional milk products are part of the Indian heritage, with their origin going back to the dawn of Indian civilization. They are today part and parcel of social life, festivals and ceremonies in which ghee and sweets play an important role.

In response to the changing lifestyle and emerging consumer demand for food safety and extended shelf life, the traditional methods of making Indian milk products are undergoing major transformation with the induction of technology. This has opened exciting avenues for industrialization of this vital sector.

This section highlights new vistas for modernizing the production of Indian milk products. Its focus is on techniques for process and product development, management systems for food quality and safety, and export potential. To facilitate and promote the global trade in traditional milk products, their pre-shipment export certification has become mandatory. Due coverage has been given to the implementation of this scheme by the Export Inspection Council of India.



5.1 Process and Product Development Techniques

  • Shelf Life Extension and Food Safety
  • Process Techniques — Water Activity, Hurdle Technology
  • Quality of Non-Dairy Ingredients
  • Reduction of Sugar, Fat and Calories


5.2 Management Systems for Quality and Food Safety

  • International Agreements on Food Trade: Technical Barriers to Trade, SPS Measures
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems
  • Performance Improvement
  • Total Quality Management
  • Food Safety Management System
  • Plan for HACCP



5.3 Export Potential in the Global Context

  • USFDA Regulations
  • Standard of Identity
  • Food Labelling
  • ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems
  • Analytical Tests for Quality and Safety
  • Testing Schedules in India
  • Certification Scheme for Exports



Selected References

5.2 Quality and Food Safety Management Systems

  • Anon. (1996) Committee on sanitary and phytosanitary measures: Recommended notification procedures. World Trade Organization. G/SPS/7.



Selected Boxes

5.2 Management Systems for Quality and Food Safety

  • Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Advantages of HACCP
  • Main Elements of General Principles of Food Hygiene
  • What is HACCP?
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) at a Glance
  • Steps for a Comprehensive HACCP Programme

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