2nd Annual Nutrition Summit Pre – Event Media Release

2nd Annual Nutrition summit India 2017 – Holiday Inn, Mumbai

According to World Health Organization (WHO) Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition is an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity. It is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.

The Indian nutraceuticals industry is expected to grow at 20 per cent to USD 6.1 billion by 2019-2020 due to rising awareness about health and fitness and changing lifestyle.

In its 2nd year the Nutrition Summit India is the only dedicated conference which provides a common platform for the industry and other stakeholders to come together to discuss the key challenges, learn from the best practices adopted across the country and ensure their firm is positioned to comply with latest regulatory guidelines.

Topics to be covered under 2nd Annual Nutrition Summit:

  • Smooth transition to the new regulations
  • Permissible list of ingredients
  • Understanding the specific guidelines on labeling requirements
  • Renewed license
  • Operationalization of the nutraceutical regulation
  • Creating a level playing field for fbos
  • Immune deficiency syndrome


  • Ankita Marwaha,Associate Director-Nutrition Science, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd
  • Asha A. Oroskar,President and CEO,Orochem Technologies Inc.
  • Krishna Methekar Food Safety Officer,Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra
  • Anish Garg Director,Zeon Lifesciences Ltd.
  • Krishnakumar IM,General Manager -R&D,Akay Flavours & Aromatics Pvt. Ltd.
  • B. Sesikeran,Chairman, Scientific Panel on Food Labeling and Claims,Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
  • N. Arlappa Scientist ‘E’(Assistant Director),
  • Division of Community Studies,National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council Of Medical Research
  • Naresh Tondare,Head India and Nepal Regulatory Affairs, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Neerja Hajela Head – Science, Yakult Danone India Private Ltd.
  • Prabodh Halde,Head Technical Regulatory, Marico Ltd.President,AFST Mumbai
  • Kalpana Beesabathuni, Global Lead –Technology & Entrepreneurship, Sight and Life
  • Naaznin Husein President, IDA Mumbai Chapter
  • Shashank Joshi Consultant Endocrine & Metabolic Physician, Lilavati Hospital
  • Shweta Khandelwal Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Sandeep Gupta Vice Chairman- Nutraceutical Committee, Indian Drugs Manufacturing Association (IDMA)
  • Manickavasagam Vice President, Raaj Dairy and Dairy Ingredients
  • Sanjay Singh Head R&D-Consumer Brands Division, Ruchi Soya Ltd. Mumbai
  • Ramachandran Rajamanickam,vice President,Science & Innovation, Asia Pacific,DSM Nutritional Products

The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has operationalized much awaited regulations covering health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use and special medical purpose, functional foods and novel foods to be. As per the regulation, a period of a year has been provided to FBOs to comply with the provisions of the regulation, the enforcement shall commence from January 2018. Increasing health consciousness and improved incomes and standards of living has boosted the growth of the nutraceuticals markets in India, making it one of the fastest growing segments.

“After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympic, it doesn’t work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, provide education about nutrition and health.” – MS Dhoni 

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