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Food Governance: Efficacy in Existing Legal Regime: IMS Noida

Food Governance: Efficacy of Existing Legal Regime
Food is fundamental to human existence, and plays vital role in social, economic, and cultural life. Yet population growth, climate change, and marketization challenge the ability of the global food system to deliver safe, adequate, nutritious, and sustainable food to the world’s population.

Every nation needs laws to encourage the production of safe and wholesome foods, and to prohibit the sale of foods that are unsafe or adulterous and stale. The growing population has placed demands on agriculture for increased production. However, the increase of agricultural production is connected with the wider use of chemicals. Protection of food during transport and storage may require the use of chemicals, too.

The centralized processing of foods in large quantities increases the chances of contamination. There is an increasing demand for convenience foods, foods ready-to-serve or which can be quickly prepared for serving. Because of this demand of readymade food additives are commonly used in these foods. Convenience foods are especially susceptible to contamination; strict hygienic and safety precautions are needed. Expansion of the food trade, both within countries and with other nations, needs regulation not only at national but also at the international level. Many businesses were responsible and took great care to protect the health of consumers. However, some dishonest traders misused the unregulated markets to sell adulterated food. Such abuses led to government involvement and over time to the enactment of food laws and regulations. Laws and regulations are still needed to prevent gross adulteration and contamination. Food processing industry is regulated by several laws which govern the aspects of sanitation, licensing and other necessary permits that are required to start up and run a food business. Traditional foods do not require product approval as they are being consumed for centuries in India. The ingredients and preparation methods are well known and this guarantees their safety. If, however, traditional foods use any new ingredients or food additive or new technologies in preparation, they need product approval.

While food-specific law and regulation are a key focus of food governance, the seminar will consider how other legislative and policy regimes impede or facilitate access to a nutritious, equitable, and sustainable food supply, including economic, trade, and intellectual property regimes. The seminar will engage with issues around food system governance at local, national, regional, and global levels.

Aim and Objective of the Seminar
The seminar aims at cutting edge issues in international, transnational, and national food law and policy, food ingredient and safety regulations, advertising and labeling law, and globalized supply chain liabilities and management strategies. Speakers from the legal, food industry, and academic professions will present practical food law information and case studies.

Sub Themes of the Seminar:
General Concepts of Food Law
Concept of Right to food
Right to Food- Human Right
MNREGA and Right to Food
Right to Food: A Farmer’s View
Food Safety
Food Security and Food Policy
Advances in Food Management
Impacts of New Development in Food Industry
Food Regulation in India
Food Security and Standards in India
Genetic Modification of Food Products
Public Distribution System and Minimum Support Price
Critical Analysis of National Food Security Law
International Food Law and Risk Regulation
Food Security: A Global Viewpoint
Food Production
Food Processing and Preservation
Export and Import of the Food Product

Food Safety Governance Comparative Study
Changing Trends of Organic Food Products
Nutrition or health of food
Biotechnology in Food Safety
Food Safety Regulatory Affairs
Food Preservation, Quality Standard and Food Management Systems
Environmental Protection Co-Management with Food Safety
Challenges to Food Hygiene and Safety
Advances in Food Quality and Processing
Microbiological and Chemical Aspects of Food Safety
Critical Analysis and the Comparative Food Law Process
Case Study: Novel Food Ingredient Approval in Different Regulatory Systems
Current Issues in Labeling and Advertising
Globalized Food Chains: The Regulation of Novel Technologies and Managing Risks and Legal Liabilities
This list is only illustrative in nature. The participants may choose to present their papers on any of the topics related to the main theme.
About IMS
Established in 2004, IMS Law College, Noida runs under the auspices of IMS Society, a non-profit making body. It is the first college in Noida to start B.A., LL.B 5 Years integrated course followed by LL.B 3 years and has continuously been evolving to suit the emerging and future needs of legal profession. The Big Brands Research Academy conferred the Best Law College in Delhi- NCR Award on the College for delivering quality education. The College is approved by Bar Council of India, recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and affiliated to the Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut. Located in sprawling area in sector -62, Noida, the campus is spread across 5 acres and has calm and picturesque surroundings.

The IMS-Noida also offers undergraduate & postgraduate degree programmes in the academic areas of Management, Journalism & IT other than law programmes. At IMS Noida, we aim to meet the practical need of students, employers & industry by delivering high quality post graduate & under graduate.
DETAILS OF THE SEMINAR
The one day National Seminar will be held on April 28, 2017 at IMS Seminar hall, IMS Campus, IMS Law College, A-8 B, institutional area, Sector 62, Noida 201303 (Landmark 3 Cs IT Hub)

Submission Guidelines for presenters
We invite original, research papers and articles on the above mentioned themes for the national seminar.
While sending contributions the following guidelines must be strictly followed.
The selection of papers for presentation will be based on their relevance, clarity and originality; the extent to which they advance knowledge, understanding and application of their domain; and their likely contribution towards inspiring further development and research.
The cover page of the article shall contain: (i) Title of the article (in bold) (ii) Name(s) of authors (iii) Professional affiliation (iv) Address of correspondence and Email.

The second page should contain (i) Title of the article (Time New Romans 16, in bold) (ii) an abstract of the paper in about 300 words (Times Roman 12 Point type, single spacing, in italics)
(iii) Keywords should be provided which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper (3-5 key words alphabetically).
The abstract and research paper should be submitted to: ls2017@gmail.com

Registration Fees for the seminar includes: Seminar kit, Tea/Snacks, Lunch and a copy of abstracts. Registration fee does not include accommodation and TA/DA or any other travelling expenses. However, outstation candidates will be assisted with accommodation (twin-sharing) on payment basis. Participants have to register for the conference individually and only registered participants will receive the certificates and conference material.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: –
An Abstract of the research paper with key words, not exceeding 300 words, accompanied with a Covering letter containing: Title of the Paper, Full Name of the Author/authors, Complete Address with Contact Number and E-mail Address must be submitted as attachment via email to LS2017@IMSNOIDA.COM (in lower case). Papers must be original work of the author/ authors.

The last date for submission of abstract is March 20, 2017.
– Notification of the accepted abstracts will be done on/ before March 25, 2017.
Selected abstracts of the papers will be published in the Book of Abstracts.
– The text of the abstract must be in – MS WORD FORMAT WITH TIMES NEW ROMAN, FONT OF SIZE 12 &WITH 1.5 LINE SPACING.
– Abstract must be accompanied with key words.
– For Citation, OSCOLA is to be followed.
FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION: Following selection of the abstract, a final paper must be sent on or before of 10 April 2017 and must be presented in person in the seminar. The paper must be accompanied with a covering letter containing: Title of the Paper, Full Name of the Author/authors, Complete Address with Contact Number and E-mail Address must be submitted as attachment with an email ID.
The submissions received shall be matter of review by the respective law experts of the selection committee. The decision of the selection committee shall be final. The Committee reserves with it the exclusive rights to publish final papers presented in the seminar.
IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of Abstract March20, 2017
Notification of accepted Abstract March 25, 2017
Final paper submission April 10, 2017
Seminar on April 28, 2017
All submissions (Abstract & Final paper) for the Seminar must be sent as attachment with an e-mail to LS2017@IMSNOIDA.COM (in lower case)
REGISTRATION DETAILS
The participants are requested to register by filling in the registration form and sending the same along with the registration fee.
This seminar is open for faculty members, scholars and students from the area of regulatory, scientific, legal, technology, corporate and every fraternity. Prior registration for seminar is compulsory.
Registration Fees
Registration Fees details are as follows [Registration fee excludes accommodation]: Registration on/ before April 12, 2017: Early bird registration- Delegates: Rs. 2500/- – Accompanying person: Rs. 2000 /- , Academician Rs.1500/-, Research Scholar and Students Rs.1000/-
Late registrations after April 12, 2017: Delegates: Rs. 3000/- Accompanying person: Rs. 2500 /-, Academician Rs.2000/-, Research Scholar and Students Rs.1200/-
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: Ms. Neha Singh +91 9910801107, Dr. Shilpa Bagade + 91 9810732586.
ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Patrons- in- Chief: Shri Rajeev Kumar Gupta, President, IMS Noida and Smt Shilpi Gupta, CMD, IMS-Noida
Chief Convener: Dr Kamaljit Singh Anand, Executive Director, IMS-Noida
Dr T N Prasad, Dean-Law
Convener: Dr Niti Singh, HoD-Law
Associate Coordinators:
Dr. Shilpa Bagade
Ms. Neha Singh
Ms. Neelam Seam

Coordinator Team: Mr. Govind Prasad Goyal
Ms. Ruchi Lal
Mr. Sudhakaran

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