has been conceived by an eminent group
of Food Technologists & Microbiologists,
Nutritionists & Community Physicians
who passionately believe in food safety
and its wider implications.
The Chair is a renowned nutritionist of
Usha Venkateshwaran: A
master’s degree holder in Institutional
Management & Dietetics; has led national
and international teams of scientists
in pioneering nutrition projects implemented
across the globe. Deeply interested in
customizing product development to suit
individual needs, she brings with her
immense experience in the field of Nutrition & Science
Dr. Mridul Salgame: A
doctorate in Dairy Microbiology, she
has been an active part of the Indian
Dairy Industry for over decades. After
a brief stint as a quality control expert
with the Karnataka Milk Federation, Dr.
Salgame conceptualized FRESH thereby
idealizing the need for a food safety
organization. Pioneering the approach
to food safety and issues related, she
is the country’s few technically
sound yet field-oriented scientists who
believes in integrating industry and
research to benefit the common man.
Distinguished Governing Board
Dr. A S Aiyar: Food
Technologist with an untiring contribution
to research, academia & industry
for over three decades. An academician & innovator
deeply respected by industry, Dr Aiyar
completed his last active career stint
as the Technical Director of Godrej Foods
Ltd. A Post Doctoral Research Fellow
from the Graduate School of Public Health,
University of Pittsburgh, USA, he is
currently on the Advisory Committee,
Center for Advanced Food Technology,
University of Mumbai; and a member of
the Program Implementation Committee,
International Life Sciences Institute,
India. In the last decade he has been
volunteering with developmental concerns
in the food sector. A pioneer in nutrition
labeling and product development, he
is among the country’s few academicians
endorsed by the Indian Food Industry.
Murthy: A Bio Statistician
by profession, is a world bank Consultation
for many years now. Founder and Director
of a voluntary organization Foundation
Of Research in Health Systems.
Gopaldas: An eminent nutritionist,
she currently heads Tara Consultancy
Services, Bangalore – a technical
International NGO working in Nutrition,
Food Technology, Health & Human
Resource issues for over 15 years now.
Prof. Tara Gopaldas brings with her
valuable years of research experience.
Strategically acquainted with the subtleties
of policy making, she has pioneered
various nutrition and health policies
partnering with state and central governments.
Currently a member of the Nutrition
Mission of India under the Chairmanship
of the Prime Minister, she also chairs
the Sub Committee on Plan & Policy:
School Health & Nutrition of the
IUNS. Nominated by the American Biographical
Institute, USA as one of the “Great
Women of the 21st Century” – 2004
and the “International Woman
of the Year – 2004”, Prof.
Tara Gopaldas has been synonymous with
Nutrition issues countrywide.
Ms. Varalakshmi: A
Nutritionist by training, she showcases
years of research experience in molecular
biology and microbiology at the Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore. Well
versed with the nuances of the food industry,
her training and experience complement
each other to form the very basis of
Mr. Vijay Bhaskar
Reddy: An ex Corporate personnel
with a keen interest in foods safety.