Indian-origin scientist bags young scientist award in US

Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian-origin scientist with the Department of Packaging, has been awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award for his research work on “development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products”.

This award worth $2000 and award plaque was presented in the annual meeting of International Association Of Food Protection (IAFP) held in St Louise, USA by The IAFP Foundation, USA. Its purpose was to encourage young outstanding food safety scientist from all over the world.

Kirtiraj developed novel oxygen scavenging package from the natural source. The feature of this package is it can extend the shelf life of food also it is suitable for microwave, liquid food packaging like juices, and metal detector friendly at processing line.

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