7th Edition of

International Nutrition Research Conference

March 27-28, 2025 | Singapore

Nutri 2023

Hari Niwas Mishra

Speaker at International Nutrition Research Conference 2023 - Hari Niwas Mishra
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Title : Food technology innovations for ensuring nutrition and health security

Abstract:

Several countries of the world including India are currently combating the crisis of malnutrition. Despite substantial improvements in health and well-being, iron deficiency anemia (IDA), protein deficiency, and lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes are in alarming stages. Fortification of staples with micronutrients like iron, vitamin B12, folic acid as well as balancing energy and amino acids are panacea for the malnutrition. Effective
implementation of food fortification coupled with the use of innovative food processing and packaging technologies are key to providing nutrition and health security to masses. Extrusion is the most versatile, reliable and sustainable technology for a successful and cost-effective thriving food fortification programme.

Extrusion technology has been used to produce ready to cook RTC fortified rice kernels (FRK), fortified rice noodles (FRN), low glycemic rice (LGR), and essential amino acid balanced nutri dal/pulse (NHD). The broken rice and mixture of broken pulses, millets and pseudo cereals are respectively grinded into flour, mixed with desired amounts of micronutrient fortificants and conditioned. The conditioned rice/legumes/millet flours are then fed into a twin-screw extruder, specially designed and fabricated for the purpose, to produce the speciality products with enhanced micronutrients which are then dried, polished, and packaged. Details of the product formulations, manufacturing technologies and health benefits shall be discussed.

Biography:

Professor H N Mishra has more than 36 years of professional experience of teaching and research in food processing. A Professor of Food Technology in the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Dr. Mishra is currently the Professor I/c, Nodal officer & Director of the Agri Business Incubation Foundation IIT Kharagpur. Prof Mishra is on the Board of Trustee of the ILSI-India, New Delhi. He is a former Head and Chairman of the Post-Harvest Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur and Former President of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India). Professor Mishra has published 620 research papers including 258 in peer reviewed international journals & 362 in conference proceedings. He has written 4 books, 4 e-books, 35 book chapters, 7 lecture compendium & laboratory manuals, 4 technology manuals, and several popular articles in newspapers and magazines and has 14 Indian patents to his credit. Besides, he is on the editorial boards of several reputed journals. He has supervised more than 282 student research projects including 12 PDF and 50 Ph D research scholars including 2 PMRF and 7 GYTI Awardees. Professor Mishra has handled several international and national sponsored research & industrial consultancy projects. Dr Mishra has received several awards & honours such as AIFPA Presidents’ Award, GYTI Award, NRDC Award, Best Teacher Award, Dr JS Pruthi Award, etc for his outstanding contribution in the field of food processing.

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