ICAR-NRCM inks MoU with IIP for to develop innovative packaging technologies
The moU aims to develop innovative packaging technologies and propagate scientific packaging practices in the Meat sector.
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat (NCRM) and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) have entered into an MoU for facilitating collaborative research and training. Dr. S.B. Barbuddhe, Director, ICAR-NRC on Meat, Hyderabad and Dr. Tanweer Alam, Director, IIP, Mumbai, Maharashtra signed the MoU on the behalf of their respective organizations.
Both the Institutions resolved to submit joint research proposals, undertake students’ research programmes and organize capacity building programmes to develop innovative packaging technologies and propagate scientific packaging practices in the Meat sector.
Meat is a highly perishable product and it needs to be packaged and stored properly to ensure better shelf life and consumer safety. Interventions in meat sector with innovative packaging technology can reduce the post-harvest loss, contribute in supply of safe meat and meat products to consumers and enhances marketability.
ICAR – NRC on Meat is working on intelligent packaging systems, biodegradable packaging and retort processing to provide packaging solutions to stakeholders. They agreed to facilitate use of each other’s infrastructure and facilities to scientists, faculty, research scholars and students; to undertake research based on the location-specific problems on mutual agreement.