A commemorative postage stamp on the Indian Food Safety and Quality Year 2008–09 :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 16, 2008
Issued for : Department of Posts is happy to release a commemorative postage stamp on Food Safety & Quality Year 2008-2009.
Stamp & FDC : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million
Printing Process : Wet–offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- The food processing industry provides us with nutritious products, generates employment, investment and exports, links processing with farming, food retailing, food service and export trade. It is of enormous significance for India’s development because of the vital linkages and synergies that it promotes between two pillars of economy, namely industry and agriculture. Safe food is equally important for export in this competitive world.
- The Governments all over the world are intensifying their efforts to improve safety and quality of food, working on research and development, in response to increasing number of food safety problems and rising consumer concerns. Recent trends in global food production, processing, distribution and preparation are creating an increasing demand for food safety research in order to ensure a safer global food supply.
- To heighten public awareness about the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, 16th October is celebrated as ‘World Food Day‘ every year the Ministry is observing 16th October 2008 as “Food Safety & Quality Day” and release Commemorative Postal Stamp and First Day Cover in “2nd International Food Regulatory Summit, 2008” being held at hotel The Radisson, NOIDA.
- Text : Based on the material given by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India.