“Processed Food Industry” monthly magazine covers
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 ...
There are a large number of players in the organised as well as unorganized sector. 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 potential for growth and...
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...
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 ...
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...
Packaging is the means and vehicle that preserves and delivers the product to the consumer in good share. Read More
New Food Safety and Standards Act of India is now notified and work on formulation of regulations is on.Read More
The functional food industry is one of the several areas of the food industry that is experiencing fast growth in recent years.Read More
Skill Development for Food Processing Sector — Wanted, a “PPP” Model
What Infosys is doing for IT sector must be emulated in the food manufacturing sector also to create a pool of exceptionally bright talent which can help the industry to upgrade their technical manpower very significantly, writes V H Potty.
Infosys Technologies Limited, a IT giant, is a pioneer in skill development as far as IT sector is concerned and their ‘campus connect’ programme, started in the year 2004 is indeed unique. The concept is based on the need to expand the skill base of students being trained by the average teaching institutions. In less than 5 years, Infosys was able to knit together over 500 engineering colleges in India as well as in other countries like Malaysia, China and Mexico through a well planned exposure program that helped about 58000 students and 3000 faculty members to upgrade their skills vis-a-vis IT industry and its operations. The modusoperandi consists of training of students through lectures and seminars, industry visits, on-hand training, interacting with peers and exposure to world class infrastructure and governance. Similarly faculty members were also provided with opportunities to imbibe industry culture so that their perception and knowledge base is significantly improved making them much superior teachers. Such private-public alliance between the private industry and public institutions (PPP) is laudable and has the potential to create tremendous impact at the national level as the graduates coming out of the universities become more versatile with practical outlook.
What Infosys is doing for IT sector must be emulated in the manufacturing sector also to create a pool of exceptionally bright talent which can help the industry to upgrade their technical manpower very significantly. There could be practical constraints to design such a system in the manufacturing sector as is being done in IT industry because of logistical difficulties. Manufacturing involves deployment of complex facilities like specialized equipment and supporting services for which extensive infrastructure is necessary and there are very few such industries in the food sector which can boast of a world class processing facility. But even if a few of them like Britannia, Nestle, ITC, MTR Foods, Coca Cola, Pepsi can pool their resources it should be possible to create a system like the one Infosys was able to do it.
The FSSAI has informed that the PFA Rules, 1955 provide restriction on use and sale of artificial sweeteners. Read More...
The Vision 2015 foresees the level of processing of perishable to 20% from 6%, value addition enhancment to 35%. Read More…
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 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 in the form of simplified legal text with suitable cases studies. We hope the series will benefit the professionals, policy makers, executives, managers, researchers, traders and other stakeholders. Read More
‘Current topics’ provides the rapid advances in the sector that have taken place in the recent past. The series is being contributed by Dr. V.H Potty – our editorial consultant and Deputy Director (Rtd), CFTRI. He is the doyen of food processing industry in India. We feel that an intensive review of the major issues would be of great value to our readers.
New developments take place every now and then, which results in the overall development of the sector. Dr. Rajat K. Baisya — our editorial consultant, and professor of marketing and strategic management at department of management studies, IIT Delhi — keeps a keen eye on these developments in this sector as and when they happen. The series has recently passed its 120 mark in its print version.
Cold Chain Management
Keeping in view the importance of freezing and cold chain in food business PFI has decided to introduce a new series of article ‘A to Z of Frozen Food Operation’. The series contributed by O S Gautam — a known food consultant and Director, Delicacy International — is being presented here. We hope our readers will be benefited by his experience and give us their feedback.
“Managing Supply Chain & Marketing of Food Products” The purpose of initiating this series of articles is to discus some important dimensions of food business, which can be of some help for decision makers at various levels in food business. This series looks into macro-economic policy parameters, which affect food consumption and retailing patterns and consumer behaviours. We will also evaluate various micro-level developments in food business world and their impact on food business, food retailing and consumer behaviour.
The level of value addition in food 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 is focused not only on product/service quality, but also the means to achieve it. Read article on quality issues by some eminent professionals in the industry.Read More
Consumer expectations can only be achieved using modern technologies which include the use of a variety of food additives and ingredients. Know more about them.Read More
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