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Sanjay Dave steps down as director of APEDA; deputed as advisor to FSSAI
Wednesday, 08 August, 2012, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Archana Aroor, Mumbai
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After being re-elected as the chief of CODEX Alimentarius Commission, a world food standards body, for the second time, Sanjay Dave, has stepped down from the post of director of Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA) recently.

Dave who served APEDA for about 12 years as director was able to successfully carry out responsibilities such as developing different schemes, upgrading food testing laboratories, launching pesticide monitoring system for grapes and pomegranate, and introducing traceability system or the Grapenet.

Summing up his tenure at the APEDA, Dave said, "In the long run, I am happy to note that India had received approval for Indian wines to European Union and also various international agreements for organic food products for USA, New Zealand and EU."

Some of Dave's achievements at APEDA include obtaining approval for food products for radiation from EU and making a documentary on India GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) traceability system for groundnut.

Meanwhile, Dave has also been deputed as an advisor to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). He said that his job responsibilities, apart from CODEX, included harmonising the India food standards with CODEX and capacity building for the same.

Meanwhile, sources at APEDA confirmed Dave's absence at the organisation hereafter.
 
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