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Zedpack praises India's plan for new fruit and vegetable export packaging norms

Zedpack Pvt Ltd has noted their approval in India's plan to implement new packaging norms for fruit exports. They believe that product packaging assumes great importance, especially when it comes to food items.

“Food packaging is one of the fastest growing segments in the packaging industry due to a significant rise in consumption of packaged food items. Increasing health concerns coupled up with knowledge about nutrition of the packaged food has boosted the packaging industry,” said the official spokesperson of Zedpack.

However, recent reports show several instances of Indian food products facing rejection in developed markets. Other countries like Russia and Australia have also restricted the import of Indian products on the grounds of adulteration and violating of import regulations.

In an attempt to address the concerns over food safety and health standards, the government plans to formulate new packaging norms for export of food items.

Zedpack Group reckons it as a much-needed move which will entail a radical change in the packaging industry. The company’s product items adhere to the basic principles of smart packaging. Its non-woven bags are available in 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg, 20kg, 25kg, 39kg, 40kg & 50kg packing.

A special standing committee has been established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for devising packaging standards for export of 500 products including fresh fruits and vegetables.

“The regulations will be in sync with those of developed markets such as the US, Vietnam, the European Union, and Japan,” said an official from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

According to him, “A large amount of contamination can happen during transit if the packaging is not done properly.”

“The government is keen to promote exports of fresh and processed food products and is hoping that these regulations will help in increased business for exporters,” he added.

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