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GREENEST ships out first consignment of plant-based meat products to USA from Gujarat
New Delhi, Sept 22 (KNN) The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA) has announced that GREENEST has shipped out the first consignment of plant-based meat products under Vegan food category from Nadiad in Kheda district in Gujarat to California.
The first shipment of vegan food products include momos, mini samosas, patties, nuggets, spring rolls, burgers, etc. The logistics support was provided by the Kheda district administration.
Stressing on the need to explore new foreign destinations, APEDA Chairman, M Angamuthu said that APEDA is working towards promotion of plant-based meat products in a big way without disturbing the conventional animal-based meat export market.
The export authority has planned to promote a variety of vegan foods products, including pancake, snacks, cheese, etc, to the countries of Australia, Israel, New Zealand and others in coming months.
Speaking on the occasion, APEDA, Gujarat's Regional Head stressed on adding more plant-based meat products in APEDA's export basket.
With the aim to boost exports, the export authority has undertaken number of export promotion activities and initiatives, by way of development of virtual portals for organizing Virtual Trade Fairs, Farmer Connect Portal, e-office, HortiNet Traceability system, Buyer Seller Meets, Reverse Buyer Seller Meets, product specific campaigns etc. It has been closely working with the state government for creating infrastructure and promotion of export from the state.
In order to ensure seamless quality certification of products to be exported, APEDA has also recognized 220 labs across India to provide services of testing a wide range of products to exporters. (KNN Bureau)
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