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Nestle India Replaces MD Etienne Benet With Suresh Narayanan

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[caption id="attachment_91104" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Amidst the controversy involving its Maggi noodles, Nestle India on Friday announced that its managing director Etienne Benet would be replaced by Suresh Narayanan Amidst the controversy involving its Maggi noodles, Nestle India on Friday announced that its managing director Etienne Benet would be replaced by Suresh Narayanan[/caption] Amidst the controversy involving its Maggi noodles, Nestle India on Friday announced that its managing director Etienne Benet would be replaced by Suresh Narayanan, presently the chairman and CEO of Nestle Philippines. "Etienne Benet, managing director, will be leaving Nestle India on July 25 and relocating to Nestle Group Head Office in Switzerland," the company said in a statement. "Nomination has been received from Nestle SA for the appointment of Suresh Narayanan as the managing director of Nestle India with effect from August 1, 2015. In the meantime, Narayanan will function as a designate. The proposal is subject to necessary approvals," the Swiss multinational food company added. Benet has held this position since October 1, 2013. This change in the position of the managing director has come after Maggi noodles were banned by India's official food regulator on June 5 after an allegedly high amount of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) was found in a sample. Following that, Nestle withdrew all the variants of the popular instant noodle but continued to maintain that its products were safe. This was also confirmed by a host of other countries, including Britain, Singapore and Canada, that found Maggi noodles that were imported there from India to be safe.

Ajoy Daspurkayastha

If Mr. Narayan,the new MD of Nestle India keeps clear and deep-seated in his policy in terms of Nestle operations in india that children food safety first at any cost then it will a cake-walk for him in india . But at the same time Nestle India needs Dr. Ramanna Sundara from Nestle Product Technology Centre,York,UK to head India Nestle's Technical head to feel the India's R&D pulse priritizing children food safety which only Dr. Ramanna Sundara can perform. India’s food safety policy reflects Mahatma(Bapu)’s nation building dream through children “Child is the father/mother of the nation” which respects the precautionary principles of food safety and Gandhian philosophy for health and well-being of the children.(Food Monk Award 2013 testifies that).INDIA'S CHILDREN HEALTH FOCUSSED PRECAUTIONERY PRINCIPLE BASED FOOD SAFETY LEADERSHIP ATTRACTED WORLD ATTENTION. • Mr. Ajoy has all the praise for India since knowingly or, unknowingly today,the whole world has virtually accepted the precautionary principles of food safety based on childrens health and well being (Examples :-- 2 bright examples of food safety linked children nutrition awareness campaign on this Childhood obesity in USA are as follows. QUOTE-----Now, the First Lady is challenging all of America to turn around a troubling trend in children's health by putting an end to the epidemic of childhood obesity----.UNQUOTE Reference:---http://www.inquisitr.com/1673247/barbara-bush-highlights-hidden-hunger-in-us-wants-better-nutrition-for-kids/ QUOTE ----Barbara Bush Highlights Hidden Hunger In U.S., Wants Better Nutrition For Kids---UNQUOTE Mr. Ajoy’s humble submission is that ----Please involve school-children in solving food safety problems through projects like that of Dean Kamen’s Lego League food safety challenge. Mr. Ajoy explains why? It is because it supports Bapu’s (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi---the father of the Nation’s)—“Child is the father/mother of the nation”policy. My father who is now 87 years, living with me years back said to me---- once in Sabarmati Ashram, children greeted/rather adored Bapu as “Father of the nation”----Bapu affectionately replied back as “Not me. You are the father/mother of the nation”. Bapu’s logic was “Today’s children will be tomorrow’s fathers/mothers(put your imagination in harmony with Bapu’s) and they will built the nation----and the untoldimplied part was -----He/She who looks after the safety of the children automatically looks after the safety of the nation”. Published on Jan 1, 2013 FOOD MONK AWARD (CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION) 2013 On the eve of the 115th birth-day (Ist January,2013) of Dr. Binay Ranjan Sen, the then Director General of FAO(1956 to 1967), I, Mr. Ajoy Kumar Daspurkayastha , a Citizen of Canada ,heartily wish to declare and most respectfully attach and award the food monk award (the certificate of recognition)2013 jointly To Mr. Sanjay Dave,Chairman,Codex Alimentarius Commission(The Universal Food Law) and Advisor, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for his unputdownable and eye-opening brilliant leadership role in food safety ushering a new era of food safety keeping the food related health interests of the children as the top most priority in framing and implementing the safe food for children in the service of mankind , which respects the precautionary principles of food safety and Gandhian philosophy for health and well-being of the children. Mr. Sanjay Dave's "Visionary leadership role in food safety upkeeping the health and well being of the children" is a precious gift to the world of food safety which is a world issue at all times. To World's greatest food safety visionary Mr. Dean Kamen, the Founder and the President of DEKA Research & Development Corporation of the United States of America. Dean Kamen is an ardent inventor, an unputdownable entrepreneur, and a tireless visionary for science and technology in the service of mankind. Dean Kamen's FIRST food safety challenge is a precious gift to the world of food safety which is a world issue at all times. Reference:http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/first-... Quote More than 200,000 kid scientists take on food contamination in inventor Dean Kamen's FIRST food safety challenge Unquote Both of your most admirable works in the service of mankind, supports the most fundamental principles or, character of a food monk. The Food Monk award that comes only with a humble certificate of recognition from none other than the late Dr. Binay Ranjan Sen's most ardent admirer and well-wisher of all times on earth , Mr. Ajoy Kumar Daspurkayastha who is a Food Technologist and Food Safety Expert by profession. QUOTE---More than 200,000 kid scientists take on food contamination in inventor Dean Kamen’s FIRST food safety challenge More than 200,000 kid scientists take on food contamination in inventor Dean Kamen’s FIRST food safety challenge FIRST® LEGO® League announces details of its 2011-2012 FOOD FACTOR® Challenge during National Food Safety Education Month MANCHESTER, N.H., September 6, 2011—FIRST® LEGO® League students from around the nation are headed back to school, tackling an ambitious challenge just in time for September’s National Food Safety Education Month: to research food contamination – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage – and propose solutions for preventing or combating these contaminates. FIRST LEGO League, which operates in 61 countries around the world, is one of four programs within inventor Dean Kamen’s not-for-profit organization FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Kamen founded FIRST 20 years ago to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. In the FOOD FACTOR® Challenge, teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT to solve a set of food safety missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative solutions to improve the world’s current food preparation processes. Television personality, author, and celebrity chef Mary Sue Milliken believes FIRST LEGO League students’ research will help advance education and greater awareness of food contamination issues. “Food safety is a brilliant theme for FIRST LEGO League because we eat every day, and it is that very ‘fuel’ affecting all the cells in our bodies,” said Milliken. “Kids love learning about food — and I’m excited to see the inventions they create to solve problems that my industry faces. “----UNQUOTE One more food safety education tool could be (India urgently needs to declare Food Safety Month like that of USA---when nation-wide official campaign about the importance of food safety and food safety education should be highlighted ) : QUOTE---Goodbye Junkfood! New Video Game Trains Your Brain To Lose Weight Jul 08, 2015 08:30 AM EDT | By Kathleen Nava TAG:weight loss, weight, Overweight, lose weight, how to lose weight, diet (Photo : Getty Images) Video games have been pioneering new techniques in weight loss for some time now, offering interactive experiences that allow you to exercise and even track calories burned. But according to British scientists who have created a brain training game, you can now lose weight with the help of a computer game. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Cardiff University in the UK are attempting to develop a 10-minute video game that controls your need to snack and helps you shed pounds. The researchers say it can help you lose around 0.7kg (1.5lb) in one week and help some people consume 220 fewer calories a day. To get the full benefit of the game, the researchers say you should play it four times in one week, and record your results. Dr. Natalia Lawrence, along with her colleagues, designed the game in such a way to make unhealthy snacks look less appealing. The game requires you to repeatedly avoid pressing on pictures of certain images such as unhealthy chips and biscuits, while responding to other images, such as fruit and vegetables. The idea is that it trains your brain to associate calorie-dense foods with "stopping." Researchers believe that by playing this "brain training" game, individuals will be less likely to eat high calorie food when not playing. “It is exciting to see the effects of our lab studies translate to the real world. Our findings suggest that this cognitive training approach is worth pursuing," Dr. Lawrence said. “It is free, easy to do and 88 per cent of our participants said they would be happy to keep doing it and would recommend it to a friend." Dr. Lawrence and her team are very pleased with their results and hope to explore more about training the brain. “These findings are among the first to suggest that a brief, simple computerized tool can change people’s everyday behavior,” said Lawrence in apress release. “This research is still in its infancy and the effects are modest. Larger, registered trails with longer-term measures need to be conducted.”--------UNQUOTE