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NEPAL FOOD SCIENTISTS AND TECHNOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION (NEFOSTA)

NEFOSTA is a purely professional and academic organization for Food Scientists and Technologists of Nepal estlablished in 1984 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Purbanchal (Eastern Development Region) in Dharn and Narayani (Mid Development Region) in Hetauda has been already estlabished within the country. Additionally, three Adhoc chapters for the association in United States of America, Austrailia and Nigeria have been established. Objectives To facilitate the NEFOSTA members for development and propagation of knowledge in Food Science and Technology. To provide a professional forum for discussion and sharing of research outcomes in the field of Food Science and Technology. To create supportive environment in order to encourage the new innovations in Food Science and Technology arena. Major activities Publication of Journal of Food Science and Technology Nepal (JFSTN), Food Nepal and Newsletters. To arrange lectures, seminars, talk programme on different aspects of Food Science and Technology for the benefit of members and general public as well. Involvement on Food safety issues and activities in collaboration with government agencies including DFTQC. Membership Membership is open for all graduates in Food Science and Technology as well as to those who are eligible as per the constitution of NEFOSTA. Types of membership are: Life member, Corporate member, Full member, Affiliate member and Student member CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE-2010/12
President Uttam Kumar Bhattarai Vice-President Tirtha Prasad Adhikari General Secretary Dr. Megh Raj Bhandari Joint-Secretary Dakkal Pandit (Acting General Secretary) Treasurer Rama Subba Members Prakash Oli Yogendra Dhungel Madan Chapagain Achyut Mishra

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President, Purwanchal Chapter Dhan Bahadur Karki President, Narayani Chapter Tank Mani Kafle ADHOC COMMITTEES Coordinator ,USA Chapter Chandra Prasad Neupane Coordinator, Australia Chapter Ashok Kumar Shrestha Coordinator, Nigeria Chapter Hikmat Bahadur Thapa Editor-in-Chief Ganesh Dawadi President, NEFTSA

Bidur Pageni

For membership, subscription of Journals and any other particulars, kindly contact to:

Nepal Food Scientists and Technologists Association


G.P.O. Box No. 13287, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 00977-1-4256624, Fax: 00977-1-4256624

The General Secretary

Email: nefostaexcom@yahoo.com Website: www.nefosta.org

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEPAL (JFSTN) Volume-6, 2010


Journal of Food Science and Technology Nepal (JFSTN) is an annual publication of Nepal Food Scientists and Technologists Association (NEFOSTA), which mainly aims to publish the fundamentals and applied researches including reviews, research notes, view points and short communication in the fields of food science and technology interface. It mainly aims to cover the following scopes; Food Science and Technology Food Nutrition and Human Health Food Safety Environmental Contaminants and Toxicological Studies Food Biotechnology Food Engineering Biochemistry Food Microbiology and Molecular Biology Agricultural Produces and Commercial Utilization Phytochemicals and Functionality Sensory and Consumer Science Indigenous Food Products

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Ganesh Dawadi Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Kahtmandu EXECUTIVE EDITOR Krishna Prasad Rai Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Kathmandu. EDITORIAL MEMBERS Sanjaya Bhandari Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Kathmandu Madan Chapagain Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Kathmandu ADVISORS Ashok Kumar Shrestha The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia Dev Bhakta Shakya Senior Food Technologist, Lalitpur, Nepal Dilip Subba Central Campus of Technology, Dharan, Nepal Jagat Bahadur K.C. College of Applied Food & Dairy Technology, Kathmandu Jiwan Prava Lama Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Babarmahal, Kathmandu Tika Bahadur Karki Kathmandu University, Dhulekhel, Kavrepalanchowk

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEPAL (JFSTN) Volume-6, 2010


LIST OF THE REVIEWER
Amin Ismail Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia Anil Kumar Anal Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Ashok Shrestha Center for Nutrition and Food Science, The University of Queensland, Briswane, Australia Barbatunde A. Adewumi Department of Agriculture Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria Benu Prasad Adhikary School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, Briswane, Australia Bhagya Swamy Lingappa Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India Bhesh Raj Bhandari School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072 Bhupal Govinda Shrestha Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Dhulekhel, Nepal. Desh Subba Ruminant Nutritionist, Avenue Apartment, NE Calgary, AB, T1Y 4P9, Canada Dev Bhakta Shakya Agro Enterprises Center (AEC), Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Kathmandu, Nepal Dilip Subba Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Kathmandu, Nepal Ganga Kharel Trivuwan University, Kirtipur, Nepal Hussein Dib Food Technologist, safety and quality control, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary , Lebanese University, Lebanon Jamuna Prakash Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India Kiran Bains Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India Megh Raj Bhandari Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Kahtmandu, Nepal Nagendra Shah University of Victoria, Austrailia Pierre Claver Irakoze Department Of Food Industry, Gitega, Burundi, University Of Burundi Sanjay Bista Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Lalitpur, Nepal Suroj Pokhrel Department of Agriculture, Government of Nepal Tika Bahadur Karki Kathmandu University, Dhulekhel, Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal Tirtha Bajagain Department of Bioresource Engineering, McDonald Campus of McGill University, Canada Upul Marapana Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri-Lanka

NEFOSTA PUBLICATIONS NEFOSTA PUBLICATIONS


Journal of Food Science and Technology Nepal (JFSTN) An annual publication of NEFOSTA Central Executive Committee Food Nepal An annual publication of NEFOSTANarayani Chapter NEFOSTA News-Letter Quarterly publication covering the NEFOSTA activities NEFOSTA-EC News-Letter- Quarterly Publication covering NEFOSTA Eastern Chapter activities

On the Auspicious Occasion of Vijaya Dashami & Deepawali 2068, We would like to extend our heartily greetings towards all our NEFOSTA Members, Reviewers, Authors, Readers & Good Wishers. We also expect your continual supports and cooperation forth coming issues of JFSTN.
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Editorial Board JFSTN