The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology will host its 50th Annual Convention next month with the boss of Bega Cheese and the country’s national science agency delivering keynote addresses.
The theme of “processed Indian traditional foods” was based on the idea that India’s food processing industry could only sustain growth by making products that Indians were well-accustomed to consuming in large and regular quantities.
Driving exports to Japan and securing new technology partners for manufacturers and suppliers should be the main priorities for the Indian food processing sector, according to exhibitors at FoodEx Japan.
India’s food processing minster has returned home after a trade tour to Japan, where she met executives of close to a dozen food companies in a bid to attract them to invest in production in India—at a time when few others are following that route.
The Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) has welcomed new rules for supplements and nutraceuticals announced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), saying it is a crucial step towards better regulation in the country
India’s food processing industry is facing an “inconsistent and restrictive regulatory environment”, according to the minister that represents it, prompting the government to implement measures to ease product approval regulations.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the Australasian regulator, has said that consumers’ exposure to acrylamide and aluminium through their diets is within international guidelines, even if these levels are still sufficient to pose a concern to health.
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Over 100 food industry leaders and senior directors from Europe, Asia and the Americas will soon convene in Cannes, France for the 2014 Food Vision summit to discuss key issues facing today’s global industry, from sustainability to innovation; alternative...
Following the news that multinational food processing companies invested over US$2bn in India operations between April and October last year, a senior government official has heralded food packaging as the latest segment to be ripe for development.
According to a dispatch to parliament, in just under three years since foreign direct investment (FDI) was opened up for the food processing industry, investors have pumped almost Rs6,200 crore (US$1.15bn) into the segment.
All of India’s state agriculture ministers are currently gathering in Delhi to discuss ways to speed up growth of the food production and processing sector. The meeting will be led by Sharad Pawar, the union agriculture and food processing minister.
Speaking at an industry event in Haryana, the Indian minister for state for agriculture and food processing stressed that finding new ways to detect emerging food pathogens was crucial for the domestic economy’s “sunrise sector”.
Food processing is regarded as a sunrise industry in India. However, while it is true that there has been rapid growth over the past few years, the fact remains that the levels of processing and value addition have remained significantly low.
As health concerns climb the global consumer agenda, manufacturers are quick to respond with new products to meet demand. But when it comes to items claiming that they contain no additives or preservatives, India seems to be leading the way.
A lack of an appropriate cold chain infrastructure and increasing food losses in India has opened the doors for Ingersoll Rand India Ltd to begin offering cold chain consultancy services in the country, the company said last week.
Demand for convenience and ready-to-eat food in India will explode over the next five years as a major shift in food-purchasing habits by the growing numbers of middle-class city dwellers takes hold, according to new research.
Westernised eating habits and the desire for convenient foods to fit into busy working lives are driving demand for food and beverage enzymes in South Asia, according to the president of Novozymes Asia.
Direct foreign investment in the Indian food processing industry rocketed 175 per cent during 2009-10 to reach $279.33m and now plays an important role in developing the sector, according to the national government.
Around US$30bn worth of investment is needed to “revolutionise” India’s food processing sector to boost the volume of processed products to 10 per cent of overall output by 2015, according to a new report.