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Hydrocolloids gain from FSSAI’s new additives standards

DuPont India has launched new fruit beverage stabilisers to take advantage of the decision late last year by the food regulator to allow the use of hydrocolloids in fruit drinks.

China does best at reducing Asian hunger; India and Pakistan languish

China has the lowest level of malnourishment of all Asian developing countries, while only three nations are hungrier than India, according to the latest Global Hunger Index report, which put...

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Market update: Beer in India

India is among the top five beer markets in Asia-Pacific in terms of volume. Four large global players—Heineken, Budweiser, SABMiller and Carlsberg—together control 86% of India’s market and account for...

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Beneo opens in Delhi to cater for fast-growing market

Ingredient firm Beneo has opened a new office in Delhi to serve customers across Indian and Sri Lanka.

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FSSAI offers to regulate non-specified food and ingredients

The Indian food regulator has issued a draft regulation for non-specified food and food ingredients. Under its terms, prior approval would be required for the manufacture, sale and import of...

Early breastfeeding on the rise in India, but ‘room for further improvement’

Early initiation of breastfeeding is on the rise in India, but researchers warn more needs to be done strengthen policy and improve healthcare skills to reduce the rate of infant...

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TUV India completes food safety project

TUV India has completed a project to improve food safety hygiene and product quality in the Indian food processing sector.


India’s ‘first’ chocolate subscription service: Cocoatrait

A chocolate tasting club in India has launched what it claims is the country’s first artisan chocolate subscription service.

Indian joint venture launches new nationwide supplements brand

Indian companies Vitalic Health and Athena Life Sciences have signed a joint venture to launch nutraceuticals and dietary supplements under the brand name 'Truuth'. 

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Market update: Indian herbs and spices

Delayed monsoon rains in the main growing regions of India, allied with steady demand from China, have supported chilli prices recently. 


Coca-Cola to train 350k grocery students with emphasis on food safety

Coca-Cola University aims to train 350,000 students how to run groceries and convenience stores by the end of next year.

Doubling of processed food sales behind Indian packaging growth

India’s packaged food sales have doubled to US$51.5m in the five years from 2010, while the value of the food and beverage packaging market has reached US$16bn, according to a...

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FSSAI releases new e-commerce regulations for public consultation

A newly drafted policy by India’s food regulator will hold all e-commerce entities responsible for the quality of food they serve to customers. 

Indian firm Arjuna to launch 'one shot' high-concentrate Omega-3 product

Indian firm Arjuna Natural Extracts is launching a high-concentrate, "one shot", 90% omega-3 supplement derived from sardines.


Minister: India’s food processing industry could treble in size

India’s food processing industry is likely to treble in size over the coming years, with international manufacturers starting to see the Asian giant as a “global food factory”.

Fast-food chains lead the way in contributing to India’s CO2 emissions

A report by an international NGO which has studied some of the fastest growing multinational fast-food chains in India has warned that just eight of the companies combined could contribute...

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Indian ingredient firm Roha opens German base

Indian-based ingredient firm Roha has continued its global expansion by opening a German office to increase technical and consumer support in Europe. 

China leapfrogs America to become leading ice-cream consumer

Asia-Pacific countries are coming to prominence in the US$31bn global ice cream market, with first-placed China now accounting for roughly one-third of consumption after years of steady growth.

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Intertek accredited to certify exported products

Intertek’s food testing laboratory in Hyderabad has been accredited by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

Indian police have beef with biriyani

The north Indian state of Haryana has the second-highest number of complaints reported to the police, but authorities have bizarrely been tasked with sniffing out beef-laced biriyani. 

Can moringa, amla and turmeric spur India towards superfoods success?

Indian manufacturers and suppliers can tap in to the latest wave of superfood trends both domestically and internationally by playing to the strengths of the country’s traditional ingredients.

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Indian, Australian academics collaborate for salt tolerant rice study

Scientists from India and Australia will collaborate towards the development of a strain of rice that is tolerant to salt water. 

Asian food and beverage margins at risk due to rising sugar prices

Asian sugar production is expected to see its first deficit in over five years after a drought last year prompted by El Niño-induced pulled output down to a five-year low,...

Bangladesh to tighten regulation on foreign poultry giants

Bangladesh is mulling controls over foreign investors in the country’s growing poultry industry after local rivals said they fear being swallowed by overseas companies.

Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

Asia’s demand for protein is soaring, but is the Indian market ready for protein-fortified beers and lassi? 

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