- Stress on shifting focus to food safety; tweaking regulations to context Stress on impact of implementation of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, on the country’s shift in focus from adulteration to food safety, and need for fresh look at the food safety and quality regulations in the country were among the major points discussed at “Innovative Food Products in India-Regulators Role,” - Singh for concerted efforts to produce clean spices at competitive prices Concerted efforts are needed to produce clean spices at competitive prices in order to sustain India’s share in world market, according to Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh. - Hyderabad’s Biryani brand Paradise enters Bengaluru, eyes pan-India foray Paradise, one of Hyderabad’s most enduring brands, which has earned global fame for its Biryani and has become a landmark in Hyderabad, will now open its first restaurant outside Hyderabad at Indira Nagar in Bengaluru. - China agrees to allow all varieties of US apples access to its markets The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that China has agreed to allow all apple varieties produced in the United States access to the Chinese market. - Agriculture, food security key for resolving conflicts, says FAO chief Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held here on Monday. - Gulfood’s Feb 2015 edition to mark 20th anniversary with 85000 visitors The 2015 edition of Gulfood, one of the largest annual food and hospitality trade shows in the world, is going to be significant as it will mark the 20th anniversary of the show.