Allow factories in containment zones to operate, says Food Processing industry

Senior executives of the packaged food industry have urged the Central government to allow operations of food processing factories in containment zones. They said that there is a need for detailed guidelines in the form of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to enable them to operate their factories, which produce essential products, in containment zones.

Key executives, who interacted with the Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Badal on Tuesday included Hemant Malik Chair, FICCI Food Processing Committee and CEO-ITC Foods Division; T Krishnakumar, President at Coca Cola India & South West Asia; Mohit Anand, Managing Director Kellogg India & South Asia; Deepak Iyer, President-India, Mondelez International; Sanjay Sharma, CEO, MTR Foods and RS Sodhi, Managing Director, Amul among others