- Delay in product approval; registration to go online now: Chandramouli With rising concern about delay in completion of product approval process, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to speed it up by going in for computerisation of registration and disposal of application for the purpose. - Retraction of paper by journal, fitting answer to anti- GM lobby: ABLE The recent retraction of a paper on Genetically Modified-Corn study by a food safety journal has drawn attention from scientists and media across the world triggering a fresh round of debate over the safety of GM foods. - Burgs to host 1st International Burger Festival until December 22, ‘13 The maiden International Burger Festival, organised by Burgs, commenced in Mumbai recently and would conclude on December 22, 2013. - Data quality, availability - key priorities for better African food security Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture has become a key priority as Africa strives to develop more effective policies to tackle its persistent food security problems. - Indian food market poised at $48 billion; Projected growth $78 billion Indians love to eat, and eating out has become one of their favorite pastimes over the years. Earlier, they would frequent the neighbourhood vendor, but now the upwardly mobile are opting either for home delivery or to visit quick service restaurant (QSR) chains or casual dining eateries. - nanoPix designs nanoSorters machine to grade cashew by size and colour Food processing start-up company nanoPix has now developed nanoSorters for the cashew industry. Each of these machines has the capacity to grade 60-75kg cashew, not only by size, but also by colour, shape and surface characteristics.