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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

How food and beverage industry can help global water conservation efforts

By a rough estimate we use around 70% of all freshwater available for agriculture and allied activities while industrial sector absorbs another 20%, leaving just about 10% for domestic use. But this supply dynamics cannot remain static with the ever growing population. From where are we going to get this additional supply? Argues V.H. Potty.

There is a consensus that it is time for launching a coordinated global action programme to reduce the amount of hidden water used in food and drink production. Can this be true? The amount said to be used as of now thus is really mind boggling and if the average per person is computed it is still considered very high. According to some experts we must set a global target to reduce the amount of water used in food production worldwide at least by one fifth within 5 years from now which may not be difficult to achieve. If we refer to the UN data base each person consumes between 2,000-5,000 liters of water directly or indirectly through the food consumed every day working out to a staggering figure of 7.3 lakh liters to 18.25 lakh liters annually!

As for food and beverage industry water is a critical input there cannot be any compromise on water need if product safety is to be ensured. Operations like raw material washing, cleaning, formulation, steam generation, packing etc need water and that too germ free water and there are continuous improvements being achieved by food scientists to reduce the water needs to as minimum as possible.

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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…

What's New

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