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India

Traditional tastes can help food processing boom beyond snacks

By By Kaushik Shankar, Giract

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. 

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South Asia radius

Food processing minister resumes crusade to charm foreign investors

By RJ Whitehead

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.

Oman's Sohar Port and Free Zone aims to move beyond handling grains and sugar to develop more value-added food processing

Sohar Port sees food processing future

By Eliot Beer

Oman’s Sohar Port and Free Zone is hoping to become a regional food processing hub, building on its plans to develop a major agro import terminal at the port.

Companies have made major investments in food processing in the region in recent years

GCC food processing set for boom

By Eliot Beer

The GCC food processing sector will see dramatic growth over the next few years, averaging 8.5% per year up to 2018, according to a new report.

There's big demand to reduce fat and sugar in Middle Eastern baked goods, says Short

Ulrick & Short eyes Middle East fat replacer market

By Eliot Beer

British food ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short is planning its entry to the Middle East market this year, to take advantage of the growing demand for fat and sugar replacers.

Acrylamide forms naturally in carbohydrate-rich foods like chips

Oz acrylamide, aluminium levels safe yet still 'potentially harmful'

By RJ Whitehead

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.

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

MNCs targeting Indian food processing; packaging next on the horizon

MNCs targeting Indian food processing; packaging next on the horizon

By RJ Whitehead

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.

India’s food industry laid low by increased wastage

India’s food industry laid low by increased wastage

By Ankush Chibber

India’s food production industry is being crushed under alarming post-harvest losses that may cross US$36bn in 2013-14, new research into the country’s agri-processing sector has revealed. 

Ministers meet to speed up agriculture reform

Indian politics

Ministers meet to speed up agriculture reform

By RJ Whitehead

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.

Tariq Anwar

Indian agripolitics

Government heavyweights line up at food innovation summit

By RJ Whitehead

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”.

India must innovate to realise food processing potential

State of the industry

India must innovate to realise processing potential

By RJ Whitehead

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.

India’s 'free from...' food claims lead the way for Asia-Pacific

India’s 'free from...' food claims lead the way for Asia-Pacific

By RJ Whitehead

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.

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

By Rod Addy

Global sales of aspartame “decreased considerably” during the first quarter of Ajinomoto’s financial year, according to the company.

Indian food losses open doors for cold chain consultancies

Indian food losses open doors for cold chain consultancies

By Ankush Chibber

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.

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