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Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

Infrastructure needs to keep up with India’s dairy production gains

Milk production in the world’s biggest dairy producing country continues to grow quickly, with India seeing an increase of around 19% in the five years from 2006 to 2010.

Fears of Indian mango shortage after only 50% of crop is harvested

India’s national fruit may break the bank later year with mangoes for domestic consumption in short supply owing to significant crop damage and rising export orders.

Analysis

FDI, combined with agri reforms, is the way to fix Indian supply chain

Everybody goes on about India’s vexing issue of food storage, FoodNavigator-Asia included. The trouble is nobody has done much about the problem in generations, and there’s little in the way...

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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant Milk Substitutes Act (IMS Act), DairyReporter.com can exclusively reveal....

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DSM opens its first premix plant in India

Dutch life science company DSM has opened a sizeable new plant in Gujarat to produce its Fortitech premixes in Vadodara, Gujarat. At an investment of US$10m, it will be the...

Up to one-third of Indian grain being lost to substandard warehousing

India needs around 43m tonnes of additional warehousing and storage capacity if it wants to reduce the amount of food grain that is at risk of being damaged by poor...

Mars to source cocoa from India

Mars follows in Cadbury footsteps as it looks to source cocoa from India, a crop that still only accounts for a tiny fraction of world production.

Food industry winners and losers in BJP’s election manifesto

With India’s lengthy election process now underway, the expected frontrunner, the Bharatiya Janaya Party, has released its manifesto, and while the food processing industry as a whole could stand to...

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Capri-Sun adds final Indian BRIC to emerging market edifice

Capri-Sun will launch in India this month via a partnership with SDU Beverages, and the brand says it has tremendous potential to tap fruit juice growth of 49% over the...

India’s tea industry gets a new code

The Tea Board of India has announced a new set of guidelines for Indian tea growers under a voluntary code, with an aim to improve the quality of tea produced...

US claims India has put up walls in food trade

A new report from the Office of the United States Trade Representative has claimed that India’s policies in the food sector are posing significant barriers to trade between the two...

Cadbury ‘premiumizes’ Bournville for increasingly affluent Indian consumers

Mondelēz International has upped the cocoa content and revamped the packaging of its Cadbury Bournville brand in India to appeal to the growing middle classes.

India’s natural vitamin E market set to triple by 2020

India’s natural vitamin E market is booming and set to almost triple in six years on the back of growing demand from across the world, a new report has revealed. ...

Indian start-up targets global snacks with high protein, price stable quinoa

Snack makers should consider sourcing quinoa from India where the exotica strain is sweeter, higher in protein and sells at a stable, lower price, says the managing director of Ashtral...

Amira expands into the UAE organic market

Indian speciality rice major Amira Nature Foods has announced plans to enter the UAE’s organic food market as it focuses on gaining a larger market share across the wider Middle...

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DuPont develops kit to mix and match dahi characteristics

DuPont Nutrition and Health has developed a creations kit that allows manufacturers of dahi greater freedom to play with high performing cultures and design curds.

Court-appointed panel split over junk food ban near schools

Banning junk food near schools, one of India’s biggest and long-running public health issues, seems like it will continue some more after industry officials and health activists on a court–appointed...

Comment

Indian retailing really could take off once mom and pop get a website

Academics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad have coined the term “brick and click” as a way for mom and pop retailers in India to innovate by settling groceries...

Australia warns Indian exporters over breaches in processed food laws

Australia’s agriculture department has sent an advisory to India’s agri-export authority over repeated violation of laws governing processed food exports to the country.

WORLD BANK INVESTMENT ARM 'TROUBLED' BY REPORTS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING ON PLANTATIONS

Angry TATA Global Beverages instructs lawyers over Tetley tea slavery allegations

TATA Global Beverages is instructing defamation lawyers after a video documentary in The Guardian online claimed its Tetley tea brand is supplied by a plantation paying such pitiful wages that...

Indian business and Saudi prince to control basmati distribution in ME

An Indian conglomerate and a Saudi prince have teamed up with plans to make Dubai a regional hub for basmati rice—the leading food imports from the subcontinent to the Middle...

India launches homegrown quick test for food contamination

India’s health ministry has launched a kit that will determine the cause of food poisoning outbreaks faster and more cost-effectively than established foreign imports, it claims. 

Editorial

The Big B backs Complan after historic split with Pepsi comes to light

Hopefully Amitabh Bachchan’s relationship with Heinz India will fare better than his ambassadorship did for Pepsi now the Bollywood screen legend has been signed to endorse its health drink, Complan....

Lotte eyes Choco Pie growth in India with third plant

Korean confectioner Lotte plans to accelerate its Choco Pie brand in India with a third factory.

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