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FSSAI to draw up new packaging regulations

By RJ Whitehead

Cases of contamination owing to the use of substandard materials have prompted the Indian regulator to take action by preparing new food packaging guidelines.

LT Foods JV to ‘create’ rice-based snacks category

India

LT Foods JV to ‘create’ rice-based snacks

By RJ Whitehead

Basmati rice manufacturer LT Foods will launch premium rice-based snacks through a joint venture with Kameda Seika of Japan, under the brand name Kari Kari.

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Only an improved cold chain can raise farmers’ income

By RJ Whitehead

Though the government has embarked on a number of projects over recent years to improve farm production, some states are yet to realise the importance of post-harvest management and have been missing out in revenue as a result, according to agriculture...

US calls on India to open up to GM soybean

US calls on India to open up to GM soybean

By RJ Whitehead

India must open up to genetically modified soybean if it wants to keep up with domestic demand, according to the agriculture representative of the American Embassy in Delhi.

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Indian feed player Godrej Agrovet going down IPO route

By Jane Byrne

Indian feed producer, Godrej Agrovet, has set a price range of 450-460 rupees a share for its initial public offering (IPO) to raise up to 11.6 billion rupees (US$177.6m), according to a public notice published today.

Keventer raises $25m to fund expansion

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Keventer raises $25m to fund expansion

By RJ Whitehead

Kolkata-based dairy, fruit and grocery major Keventer Agro has raised US$25m in capital from Indian private equity firm Mandala Capital to fund its expansion in agro-food processing in eastern India.