Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) has launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) - National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) during 12th Plan (2012-13) for implementation through States / UTs.

Food safety is a growing concern across the world. There is an increasing need to provide greater assurance about the safety and quality of food to consumers. Food standards are expected to acquire greater importance, given increasing concerns on food safety on the one hand, and growing consumer demand for products which are healthy on the other.

This study initiated by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries covers overall review of existing FPO 1955 and suggests amendments based upon developments and modernization in Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry.