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Meat & Poultry

Meat & Poultry

The growing number of fast food outlets in the country has had a significant impact on the meat and poultry processing industry in India. There is a large potential for setting up modern slaughter facilities and development of cold chains in the meat and poultry processing sector. Buffalo meat is ...

Consumer Foods

Consumer Foods

There are a large number of players in the organised as well as unorganized sector of food industry. The organised sector is small but growing - for example, it forms less than 15 per cent of the dairy sector and around 48 per cent of the fruits and vegetable processing. The sector offers potentia...



In the dairy sector, though the share of organized sector is less than 15 per cent, it is expected to rise rapidly, especially in the urban regions. Among the milk products manufactured by the organized sector, some of the prominent ones are ghee, butter, cheese, ice creams, milk powders, malted m...

Grain Processing

Grain Processing

India produces more than 200 million tonnes of different food grains every year. About 15 per cent of the annual production of wheat is converted into wheat products. Primary milling of rice, wheat and pulses is the most important activity in food grains processing. Indian Basmati rice commands a ...

Fruits & Veggies

Fruits & Veggies

Over the last few years, the industry has seen a positive growth in ready-to-serve beverages, fruit juices and pulps, dehydrated and frozen fruits and vegetable products, pickles, processed mushrooms and curried vegetables. This sector is expected to grow to 10 per cent in the next few years and 2...


Food Packaging

Food Packagingfood_packaging Food Packaging is the means and vehicle that preserves and delivers the food product to the consumer in good shape. Read More

Food Regulations

Food Regulationsmagz1 New Food Safety and Standards Act of India is now notified and work on formulation of regulations is on.Read More

Functional Foods

Functional Foodsprocessed food productsThe functional food is one of the several areas of the food processing industry that is experiencing fast growth...Read More

Editors Choice

Processed Food Industry Magazine -- Editor's Choice

Developed countries contribute more to Global Food Wastage

It seems to be fashionable to discuss the criticality of food wastage and then giving stock solution like setting up the cold chain and infrastructure. Rajat K Baisya attempts to provide a counter view point on the subject and discusses the real issues with respect to the wastage of primary foods to suggest some solutions.

IN INDIA, it seems to be fashionable to discuss the criticality of food wastage and then giving stock solution like setting up the cold chain and infrastructure. This discussion we are hearing since sixties. Indian food industry was relentless in pursuing three-point agenda for last four decades or so. India’s food wastage (USD 6.6 billion) is only 3.9 % of what USA’s wastage (USD 166 billion) and 0.88% of the global wastage (USD 750 billion). And USA has no constraints on cold chain and supply chain infrastructure. In fact most of the processing units are also located in the close vicinity of agricultural farms in US. We therefore, need demand linked supply chain infrastructure.

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world every year or approx 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted. About 56 % of Food Wastage is contributed by Developed Countries and 44% by Developing Countries (World Bank Report). Every year rich countries waste almost 222 million tonnes equal to entire net food production of Sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes) – source UNEP. In USA 30-40% of the food supply is wasted equaling more than 20 lbs of food per person per month. About 30% of 430 billion lbs of product in US is wasted worth USD161 billion (source: USDA)Read More

And in other news
essentialThe FSSAI has informed that the PFA Rules, 1955 provide restriction on use and sale of artificial sweeteners.  Read More...
clean_kiwi_fruitThe Vision 2015 foresees the level of processing of perishable to 20% from 6%, value addition enhancment to 35%.  Read More…

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Livzon Pharmaceutical Group of China filed a patent application, India countered by stating Ayurveda & Unani text books. EPO decided to cancel China's claim.   Read More...


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Managing IPR

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

“Managing Intellectual Property” is a series of articles on intellectual property rights in the trade related matters. The series covers various dimensions of IPR, pertainign to the food processing industry, in the form of simplified legal text with suitable cases studies. We hope the series will benefit the food processors, policy makers, executives, managers, researchers, traders and other stakeholders in the processed food industry.Read More

Value Addition

Value Additionvalue addition in food industry The level of value addition in food industry has increased, driven by changing consumer preferences. Opportunity in the value-added food category is beginning to emerge for Indian food industry.Read More

Quality Management

Quality Managementfood qualityQuality management is focused not only on food product/service quality, but also the means to achieve it. Read article on quality issues by some eminent professionals in the food processing industry.Read More

Food Additives

Food Additivesfood additives and ingredientsConsumer expectations can only be achieved using modern food technologies which include the use of a variety of food additives and ingredients. Know more about them.Read More

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Livestock Economics

More than 75 percent of the rural households in India depend on livestock sector for supplementary income. This sector contributes 30 percent of the total income from agriculture in the country. Annual growth rate in livestock sector is more than four times in agriculture.Read More

Food colours -– why do we need them?

Colours are vital marketing tool to ensure the consumer appeal. Food colours are therefore used to restore the appearance of a food/drink after processing and also to help to maintain the particular shade of a product for the duration of its shelf life.Read More