Staff Details

Fish processing / Head of division

Dr. K Asok Kumar 9446218957


Area of Research
  • Quality Assurance in fish and fishery products 
  • HACCP and Food Safety
  • Marine Biotoxins
  • Mass Spectroscopy
  • Antibiotics and other food safety hazards
  • Waste treatment and minimization
  • Designing hygeinic markets and Effluent treatment plants 
  • Transfer of technologies, Training
  • M Sc
  • PhD
Current projects
  • National Referral lab Project funded by ICAR 
  • Food Safety Hazards: Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Fish and Fishery Products 
  • Assessment of resident time of antibiotics in farmed aquatic animals by evaluating the metabolites (Institutional Project)
  • Characterization of Harmful Algal Blooms along Indian Coast (Project sponsored by CMLRE, Ministry of Earth Science Project)
  • Network project on fish health – as Co PI (Inter institutional with CIBA, Chennai)
Awards and recognitions
  • Member, Working group constituted for examining agenda of codex committee on fish and fishery products(CCFFP) Ministry of Agriculture, Department of  Govt. of India
  • Member, Indian delegation to the 7th  meeting of ISO/TC 234 'Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Committee' Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Lead auditor ISO 22000 - Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Lead auditor ISO 14000 - Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Best Poster Award - 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry, MG. University, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Member -American Chemical Society, USA 
  • Member -American Society of Mass Spectrometry, USA 
  • HACCP Merit Certificate -1997- Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene,  United Kingdom
  • TCT Award in Fish Processing Technology -1998 - Department for International Development (DFID), Govt. of United Kingdom
Publications (Best 5 publications)
  • Development of thiamine and pyridoxine loaded ferulic acid-grafted chitosan microspheres for dietary supplementation. Niladri Sekhar Chatterjee, Rangasamy Anandan, Mary Navitha, K. K. Asha, K. Ashok Kumar, Suseela Mathew1 & C. N. Ravishankar. J Food Sci Technol DOI 10.1007/s13197-015-2044-4
  • Multiresidue analysis of multiclass pesticides and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in fatty fish by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry and evaluation of matrix effect. Niladri S. Chatterjee Narayan Kamble , Sagar Utture, Suseela Mathew,, Kaushik Banerjee ,K. Ashok Kumar Food Chemistry 196 (2016) 1–8
  • Biogenic amines formation in seer fish (Scomberomorus commerson) steaks packed with O2 scavenger during chilled storage. C.O.Mohan, C.N.Ravishankar,T.K. Srinivasa Gopal, K. Ashok Kumar and K.V. Lalitha 2009, Food Research International  42 : 411-416
  • Effect of filling medium on cooking time and quality of canned yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), C.O. Mohan, , S. Remya , L.N.Murthy, C.N. Ravishankar , K. Asok Kumar, 2015, Food Control 50 (2015) 320-327
  • Effect of reduced oxygen atmosphere and sodium acetate treatment on the microbial quality changes of seer fish (Scomberomorus commerson) steaks stored in ice, C.O. Mohan, C.N. Ravishankar, T.K. Srinivasa Gopal, K.V. Lalitha,  K. Asok Kumar, 2010, Food Microbiology 27 (2010) 526- 534

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