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Acronyms used in the Food and Beverage industry

INDIA

Associations

 

A

AIFPA - All India Food Processors Association

ABITA - Assam Branch Indian Tea Association

ATPA - Assam Tea Planters Association

AFST(I) - Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India)

 

C

CIFTI - Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry

 

D

DPA - Darjeeling Planters Association  

DVOTA - Delhi Vegetable Oil Trade Association 

DBITA - Dooars Branch Indian Tea Association

 

F

FBMI - Federation of Biscuit Manufacturers of India

FHRAI - Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India

FVMA - Fruit & Vegetable Merchants Association

 

I

IBOTA - Indian Bio Organic Tea Association

ICMA - Indian Confectionery Manufacturers Association

IDA - Indian Dairy Association

IOPEA - Indian Oilseeds & Produce Exporters Association

ISDMA - Indian Soft Drinks Manufacturers Association

ISMA - Indian Sugar Mills Association

ITA - Indian Tea Association

ITPA - Indian Tea Planters Association 

IVPA - Indian Vanaspati Producers Association

 

N

NABI - National Association of Bakery Industry

NRAI - National Restaurant Association of India

 

P

 

PFNDAI - Protein Foods& Nutrition Development Association of India

 

S

SAI - Seed Association of India

SIHRA - South India Hotels & Restaurant Association

STAI - Sugar Technologists Association of India

 

T

AIEC - The All India Exporters’ Chamber     

SEA - The Solvent Extractors Association of India           

SOPA - The Soybean Processors Association of India

 

 

Government bodies

A

A.P. MARKFED - Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd

APSWHC - A.P.State Warehousing Corporation

ADFIK - Agency for Development of Food Processing Industries in Kerala

APEDA - Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India)

APICOL - Agriculture Promotion and Investment Corporation of Orissa Ltd

 

B

BSAMB - Bihar State Agricultural Marketing Board

 

C

CWC - Central Warehousing Corporation

 

D

DDWS - Department of Drinking Water Supply

DFPD - Department of Food and Public Distribution

 

F

FIEO - Federation of Indian Export Organisations

FDAMP - Food and Drugs Administration, Department of Public Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Madhya Pradesh

FCI - Food Corporation of India

FSSAI - Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

G

GCMMF - Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.    

GIDC - Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation        

GIIC - Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd

 

K

KRIBHCO - Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited

 

M

MANDI BOARD - Madhya Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board   

MPEDA - Marine Products Export Development Authority

MOFPI - Ministry of Food Processing Industries

 

N

NAFED - National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd

NCDC - National Cooperative Development Corporation

NDDB - National Dairy Development Board

NHB - National Horticulture Board, Ministry of Agriculture (Govt. of India)

NRDC - National Research and Development Centre

 

T

TIDCO - Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd

CEPC - The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India    

 

INTERNATIONAL

Associations

 

A

ARS - Agricultural Research Service

 

B

 

BCCMB - British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board

BCFPA - British Columbia Food Protection Association

BCRFA - British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association

 

C

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFSAN - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

CARC - Canadian Agri-food Research Council

CCA - Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

CCFN - Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition

CCGD - Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

CFIA - Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CPCFSE - Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education

CRIFS - Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety

E

EFSA - European Food Safety Authority

EU – European Union

F

FDA - Food and Drug Administration

FSIS - Food Safety and Inspection Service

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization

FFDCA - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

­FNIC - Food and Nutrition Information Center

FNS - Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture

 

N

 

NACMCF - National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

NAS - National Academy of Sciences

NHANES III - Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

 

R

RAC - Risk Assessment Consortium

 

U

US DHHS - United States Department of Health and Human Services

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture

 

W

WHO - World Health Organisation

Food Safety

B

BSE - Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

C

 

CCP - Critical Control Point

C. botulinum - Clostridium botulinum

C. perfringens - Clostridium perfringen

CIP - Cleaning equipment in place

COOL - Country of origin labelling

CFU - Colony forming unit

CSFII - Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals

 

E

E.coli - Escherichia coli

ETV - Emergency transportation vehicle

 

F

FATTOM - Conditions necessary for bacterial growth:

                    • F = Food

                    • A = Acidity (pH)

                    • T = Time

                    • T = Temperature

                    • O = Oxygen

                    • M = Moisture (see Water activity)

 

FBI - Food Borne Illnesses

 

G

 

GAPs - Good agricultural practices

GRAS - Generally recognised as safe

GMF – Genetically Modified Foods

GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms

GMPs – Good Manufacturing Practices

 

H

 

HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

HUS - Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

 

I

IQF - Individually quick frozen

IP - Intraperitoneal

L

Lm - Listeria monocytogenes

 

M

MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet

MSG - Monosodium Glutamate

 

N

 

NRTE - Not ready-to-eat

NFS - Not further specified

 

P

PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

POP – Point of purchase

POS (1) – Point of service

POS (2) – Point of sales

PFGE: Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis

 

Q

 

QUATS - Quaternary ammonium

R

RTE – Ready-to-eat

RTS – Ready-to-serve

 

 

S

SSOP - Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure

SOP - Standard operating procedure

Staph – Staphylococcus Intoxication

 

T

 

T/PT - Traceability/product tracing

TQ - Trades Qualification

 

U

UHT - Ultra high temperature

 

W

 

Aw - Water activity

WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System


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