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Hindus outraged by beef and alcohol use in Heinz juice manufacturing

A prominent Hindu leader has demanded an apology from Heinz Australia, which he claims concealed the use of alcohol and beef-derived gelatine in the production of some of its juice...

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Relatively new heat-and-eat segment to nearly treble by 2019

Although still young and relatively small, India’s heat-and-eat food industry is in the midst of tremendous growth that will see its size nearly treble by 2019, according to new research.

Ashwagandha ingredient may counter endothelial dysfunction in diabetics: RCT

Daily supplements of an extract from ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) may improve the health of cells lining the blood vessels, and reduce levels of markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in type-2...

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India leapfrogs EU as world's dominant milk producer

India is now the world’s biggest milk producer, having overtaken the European Union over the last 12 months, according to the latest edition of the government’s annual economic survey.

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Carrefour closes doors on its Indian operation

With a simple press release issued this week, Carrefour brought to a close its Indian experience by announcing the closure of its trade stores in the country.

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Thawing market prompts demand for ice cream to soar

New data indicates that India’s ice cream market is the fastest growing in the world, as the product quickly becomes part of the country’s modern culture. 

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Court declares nutraceutical prior-approval advisory ‘unlawful’

Dietary and health supplement manufacturers in India will be breathing a sigh of relief after a decision by the Bombay High Court to quash a controversial advisory by the country’s...

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Government to crack down on produce hoarders in bid to curb inflation

One of India’s most senior politicians has urged state governments to take a tough stand on hoarders, who he claimed are behind the continuing price spikes of staples like onions...

India set to increase meat presence globally

India is poised to take a larger step on to the world stage when it comes to meat, delegates to the World Meat Congress were told.

BREAKING NEWS

Coca-Cola India wins ruling overturning Uttar Pradesh plant closure order

Coca-Cola India's controversial bottling plant in Uttar Pradesh will reopen after a national environmental tribunal today stayed a local pollution control board ruling ordering its closure.

Chinese xanthan gum prices hit all time low

Xanthan prices continue to be very competitive, guar prices remain steady and cassia prices have escalated owing to a reduced crop in India, according to a hydrocolloids analyst.

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El Niño factor predicted to drive up India's edible oil imports by 50%

India’s import bill for edible oils is expected to grow by almost US$5bn this financial year as a result of the so-called El Niño factor.

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EU, US request for food security data sparks trade row with India

The US and EU have called on the World Trade Organisation to make the provision of full information on India’s food subsidy programme a precondition before they can begin negotiations...

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Modi calls for new emphasis on technology to fight rising food costs

New Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has vowed to control food inflation in the country by improving agriculture productivity through modern farm techniques and collaborations between academia and farms.

Anti-extravagance and acquisitions in Asia rock global spirits market

Asia’s role in the global spirits market has surprised analysts over in recent months, with moves to curb extravagance in China, Suntory’s acquisition of Beam in January and Emperador’s winning...

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Organised food retailers chalk up $2.2bn in losses

Indian food retailers have accumulated losses estimated at over Rs13,000cr (US$2.2bn) over the last fiscal year, according to an analysis of the top 10 burgeoning food retailers in the country. ...

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EU lifts poultry meat ban while US complains to WTO of Indian embargo

Over five years after it imposed a ban on poultry meat imports from India, the European Union has now approved their shipment subject to tough conditions.

Health conscious Indians ditch traditional sweets for chocolate - TechSci Research

Indian consumers are swapping traditional, high calorie confectionery in favor of chocolate, according to TechSci Research.

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Fast food chains queue up for battle in India’s secondary cities

Indian middle-class households in the hinterland are now spending over twice as much on fast food feeds as they did just two years ago, according to figures released by Assocham.

FrieslandCampina quiet on Indian Parag Milk Foods takeover 'rumors'

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has declined to comment on reports it is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Indian dairy Parag Milk Foods.

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Booming bottled water market still has space for local players

Rising awareness of safety and hygiene following incidents of waterborne diseases in major cities across India has seen the consumption of packaged bottled water in India grow fivefold since the...

Who rules the world? Indian women, says Danone

French food major Groupe Danone is now turning to Indian women, rather than relying on its tested global strategies, to crack the competitive Indian market.

Analysis: Indian elections

Holy cow! Modi’s buffalo stance is based on votes, not religion

“The holiness of the cow is very much linked to the communal overtones of Indian politics,” wrote Indian historian DN Jha, who received death threats following the release of his...

News in brief

ADM to expand non-GMO soybean processing in India

US-based ingredient supplier Archer Daniels Midland Company will increase its production of non-GMO lecithin by expanding capacity at its soybean processing facility in the Maharashtra city of Latur, in India. ...

Mahou San Miguel establishes Indian beer subsidiary

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel announced yesterday that it has established its first international subsidiary in India through the acquisition of 100% of Arian Breweries & Distilleries.

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