Central Food Technological Research Institute

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CFTRI Mysore, 2008

Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is a premier food technology research institute in India, located in Mysore, Karnataka. Established in 1950, under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), it has been instrumental in pioneering research and development in the field of food science and technology in India.

History[edit | edit source]

The inception of CFTRI marks a significant milestone in the scientific research domain of India, particularly in food science. The institute was established to cater to the growing needs of the food processing industry, ensuring food security, and improving the nutritional standards in India. Over the years, CFTRI has evolved into a multidisciplinary research institute, addressing various aspects of food science including processing, preservation, and packaging.

Research and Development[edit | edit source]

CFTRI's research efforts are focused on cutting-edge areas of food technology including biotechnology, nanotechnology, and nutrition. The institute's R&D activities are aimed at developing innovative food processing techniques, enhancing food safety and quality, and creating sustainable food production systems. CFTRI has made significant contributions to the development of food standards and has been a key player in the promotion of food science education and research in India.

Key Areas of Research[edit | edit source]

  • Food Engineering: Development of efficient food processing machinery and equipment.
  • Food Packaging: Innovations in packaging materials and technologies to extend the shelf life of food products.
  • Food Safety and Quality: Ensuring the safety and quality of food through advanced testing and analysis methods.
  • Nutrition and Health: Research on functional foods, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements to combat malnutrition and promote health.

Education and Training[edit | edit source]

CFTRI offers a range of educational programs and training courses in food science and technology. These include postgraduate degrees, diploma courses, and certificate programs designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the food industry. The institute also conducts workshops, seminars, and training sessions for industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

Facilities[edit | edit source]

The institute boasts state-of-the-art laboratories, pilot plants, and a central instrumentation facility equipped with advanced analytical instruments. These facilities support the research and development activities of CFTRI, facilitating innovation and excellence in food technology.

Impact[edit | edit source]

CFTRI's contributions to the food industry are manifold. Its research has led to the development of numerous patented technologies and products, benefiting both the industry and consumers. The institute's efforts in promoting food safety, quality, and nutrition have had a significant impact on public health and food security in India.

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