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A Food And Beverage News Special
November 12, 2005

A problem of plenty
The food processing industry is a gold mine.

New fP policy on anvil
The government will introduce a Bill in the forthcoming parliamentary session to lay down the tax structure for the food processing industry.

PM calls for second Green Revolution
Problems and Prospects of the food industry

Pawar wants farm loans at 7-8%
Indian agriculture was facing a serious crisis and asked the banking community to bring down interest rates for farm credit to 7-8%.

Can't sacrifice interests of our farmers: Kamal Nath
The Indian contingent, which will be headed by Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, is finalising its negotiating strategy on key issues.

Tremendous scope for RTE foods
The Indian food business is estimated at about Rs 5,00,000 crore annually and the branded packaged food is estimated to be about 7.5%.

Speed up food regulator, says Assocham
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) has asked the government to set up a food regulatory authority.

Call for countrywide acceptance of VAT
The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) will push for acceptance of value-added tax (VAT) throughout the country.

Multiple laws, poor infrastructure strangling the growth of FP industry
The food processing industry is very sophisticated, R&D-based, technology and capital intensive and not a low investment.

Unprecedented rise in raw material prices, VAT hampering growth of biscuit industry
Indian biscuit industry has a great future.

Retail - The darling of investors around the world
There is nowhere else on earth that presents greater opportunity for an organised retail company to grow to world rated size in a very short space of time.

Edible oil industry wants to bring back excise duty
To begin with, it was the ideal thought of introducing reforms and globalisation, which led to the government to start the system of 'Cenvat'.

Massive potential for ingredient manufacturers
During the past 10-15 years, there has been a distinct increase in the demand for natural food as the modern consumers increase their awareness of food ingredients.

FP units take a longer time for turnaround
The Food Processing sector, especially the beverages segment, has registered a very good growth of about 25-30% in the last few years.

Need for cold chain network to meet huge volumes of perishables
Public warehousing facilities available in India are mostly for storage of dry and packaged cargo.

Sugar industry looking up after 2 years of crisis
The sugar industry is looking up after two years of shortage and low prices following drought conditions in cane growing areas, especially in Maharashtra.

Banks in search of new frontiers in agricultural finance
With newer and newer areas under agri-business emerging, a huge opportunity for lending is slowly opening up for commercial banks

We have the potential to become world's food factory
A N P Sinha, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food processing Industries, talks about food processing sector in general, its prospects and problems.

Elasticity of demand in favour of increase in dairy business
At the distribution level, one of the problems in fresh milk marketing is lack of 100% cold chain and the other being adulteration racket which flourishes.

Catering services "Delighting the Consumer"
Consumers all over the world are becoming more demanding while making their choices.

New age crops, GenNext farmers to drive growth of agri-business
The minister delves on finer issues driving the agri-economy of the state including agri-export zones

Organised retail sector is booming
The food processing industry is dominated by small-scale and cottage industry.

Improved retailing vital for food processing sector
CII-AC Nielsen survey report says that supply chain inadequacies continue to plague the food processing industry

Food adulteration main concern of FDA
He minces no words as he vents his unhappiness over the current state of affairs hovering the food department of the Food and Drugs Administration, Maharashtra.

Pantaloon innovates to be a crisis manager
Food Bazaar is always an integral part of the Big Bazaar model.

India has to go a long way in processed dairy products
India is the largest producer of milk in the world with a very healthy annual growth rate as against a decreasing trend in many parts of the world.

Problems of food processing not insurmountable
One of India's proudest accomplishments has been achieving self-sufficiency in food production wherein the country produces a wide variety of agricultural products.

Shortage of hotel rooms and high luxury tax hit growth of hospitality industry
Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) is the apex trade association of Indian hospitality industry.

Needed: Model excise policy for growth of the alcohol industry
The Delhi-based All-India Distiller's Association (AIDA) is the oldest organisation representing Indian distillery industry.

Multiplicity of taxes, lack of uniform law hit liquor trade
New Delhi-based Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) is the apex body of the branded segment of the Indian liquor industry.

Confectionery industry poised for big growth
The impact of high rate of VAT and differential central excise levy

Indian food industry at crossroads
From a nation dependent on food imports to feed its population, India today is not only self sufficient in grain production, but also has a substantial reserves.

Packages needs to have reuse value
Busy lifestyles, constant introduction of new and better products both local and global.

Innovative solutions from HRS Group
HRS Group operates at the forefront of thermal processing technology.

The co-operative model for growth
India had launched economic reforms about 15 years back.

Supply chain must be focused on customer satisfaction
The size of the Food and Beverage retail industry in India was estimated to be 1576 billion Indian rupees (INR).

Clean is just the Beginning
Food is basic to life.

Infarm launches producer companies to focus on bananas, vanilla
"VANILCO is owned by the farmers and work in tandem with them to produce and market the best and choosy vanilla beans and extracts.

Intertek Labtest offers technical support in processing foods
Intertek Labtest is a long-term global partner for quality, offering services from product design to product consumption including testing and inspection.

Pioneers of automatic chapatti making plant: Om Engineering
Om Engineering Work who are pioneers of Automatic Chapatti making plant

Filtec systems from Ace Technologies
Ace Technologies represents "Filtec", USA, the world leader for state-of-the-art inspection systems and coders for the brewing, beverage and other packaging industries.

Breakthrough in wine packaging: Bag-in-box from DuPont liquid packaging systems
DuPont Liquid Packaging Systems has been a leading manufacturer of Bag-in-Box packaging solutions to the wine industry for over 25 years.

Quality brush for industrial applications from Arpan Brush
Arpan Brush Co Pvt Ltd has started its operation in the year 1993

Next generation centrifugal pumps for sanitary markets
Alfa Laval's new Solid C centrifugal pump is for standard sanitary duties.

IIHR formulates a mission-oriented perspective plan to augment horticulture produce
Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR), Bangalore, is on an aggressive drive to ensure that the cultivation and harvesting technology developed by its team of scientists reaches the farmers.

Sugar Tech India 2005 put off
Sugar Tech India 2005

'Food processing poised to cross $100 bn in near future'
The potential of the Indian food processing industry, which is estimated at $33 bn, is poised to cross $100 bn in the near future

German food processing and packaging machinery industry - Focus on India
With an output volume of Euro 8.5 billion (2004) the food processing and packaging machinery industry is one of the largest branches of the German mechanical engineering sector.

Recognise poultry as farm enterprise: Swaminathan
Prof. M S Swaminathan, Chairman of the National Commission on Farmers, has asked the government to recognise poultry as an agricultural enterprise.

Tata Tea may transfer Assam, WB estates also to staff
After Kerala, Tata Tea may transfer ownership of its tea estates to workers' cooperatives in West Bengal and Assam.

AP farmers' Fed. urges Centre to scrap Spices Board Act
The Federation of Farmers' Associations , Andhra Pradesh, has urged the Centre to scrap the Spices Board Act 1986 and re-constitute the Board.

Centre slashes corpus for Special Purpose Tea Fund
The Union Government may finally set up the much-talked out Special Purpose Tea Fund within two or three months

SABMiller shuts Skol Uran unit
SABMiller, another liquor major after UB

UB plans to roll out 3 more wine brands
Spirits major United Breweries (UB) is planning to beef up its wine business by introducing three more wine brands.

M'rashtra Govt may exempt milk bags from plastic ban
The Maharashtra Marketing Minister Harshawardhan Patil has hinted that the state government might remove milk bags from the plastic bag decision.

Krishi 2005
The Indian Trade Promotion Organization (Govt. of India) has recognized and approved this mega agriculture trade fair.

7th International Wheat Conference
Gene sequencing has only happened with rice

34th Dairy Industry Conference
The theme of the Conference is "Indian Dairying - Road Map to meet emerging challenges".

Now, it's Nilgiri flavour at US tea expo
The Nilgiri Planters' Association (NPA) is planning to conduct a tea auction in the US.

US study shows haldi stunts cancer
Indians from ancient times have prescribed haldi usage in cooking and medicine for good health.

FPI ministry differs with Special Products parameters of WTO
The Ministry for Food Processing Industries (FPI) has found that the current parameters suggested by the Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations

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