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A Food And Beverage News Special
November 16-30, 2011

Annapoorna - World of Food to grace Mumbai with plethora of opportunities
Food is the biggest consumption category in India with a market size of $181 bn. With a population of more than one billion individuals and food constituting a major part of the consumer's budget, this sector has a prominence comparable to no other business in the country.

Expecting rise in demand for cold chain, Danfoss launches India 2015 plan
Danfoss, a leading name in the field of refrigeration, has announced the launch of India 2015, a growth strategy that outlines how the company plans to tap further into the fast- growing Indian market aiming to triple the net sales by 2015.

Processed & frozen foods: Indian scenario
The food processing industry provides vital linkages and synergies between industry and agriculture.

Food processing – Bridging the gap
India enjoys the sweet spot of being the leading producer of many perishables and food grains in the world. But the sad part of the story illustrates that processing & preservation of the huge production still soars.

Popularity of biscuits, key trend in bakery industry
The bakery sector in India is the largest of the food industries with an annual turnover of about Rs 3,000 crore. India is the second- largest producer of biscuits after USA. According to estimates, the bakery industry in India is worth $69 billion.

“Processed chicken slows down as live poultry preferred”
Currently, the organised segment of India’s poultry industry is accounting for nearly 70% of the country’s total output in the sector. As per data collected by Rabobank, the poultry meat segment alone estimated to be over $3.1 billion, and its direct & indirect employment crosses the 3 million mark pan-India.

Fine dining restaurant industry in India
Fine-dining, as the name suggests, offers patrons the finest in food, service and atmosphere. Fine dining restaurants allow the customers to experience the celebration of food that is aesthetically cooked to arouse their taste buds.

From veg. dinners to Sunday lunches
Shakahari, the pure vegetarian speciality restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad, promises to bring alive the true richness of India’s culinary heritage. Our restaurant has been especially created keeping in mind the cultural sensibilities of Gujarat where a large number of audiences are vegetarian.

Millets - Key to food sovereignty of poor
Deccan Development Society has been working for over 25 years with women’s sanghams of 75 villages in four mandals of Medak district, Andhra Pradesh.

Packaged mango drinks drive growth in FP systems
Mango, the undisputed king of fruits retains its popularity and demand beyond the mango season and packaged mango drinks meet this demand. Particularly, when it comes to flavors, Mango is the first choice among all, though Orange and Lime are the other popular variants. All the packaged fruit drinks are derived from fruit pulp.

Wafting Aromas of ‘seriously sophisticated’ coffee
Aromas Café has been roasting “seriously sophisticated” coffee in Brisbane, Australia for over 25 years.

Pall Corp. showcases new beverage production tech.
Pall Corporation introduced new developments for beer and beverage production at Brau Beviale, November 9-11, 2011, in Nuremberg, Germany. The company also held a panel discussion on the subject of kieselguhr-free beer filtration on November 9.

“Localisation is cornerstone of McCain’s India strategy”
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, McCain Foods Limited is the world’s largest producer of French fries and potato specialties with 53 plants on six continents and sales of over CAD$6 billion. McCain Foods India Pvt. Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McCain Foods Canada.

Nichrome launches three technologies for packaging
Nichrome India Ltd, a packaging machinery manufacturer, over the period of next two months is going to present three new technologies. These will be showcased at the three prestigious international exhibitions to be held in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.

Sharp upward trend in bakery industry
In the midst of growing demand for innovative products and responding to new trends in today's global market, the bakery industry, one of the most dynamic sectors of the food industry, has rolled to an upward growth, experts from the industry claimed at an Fi event held recently this year.

Reintroducing the classic tea culture
The history of Indian tea is steeped in romance and folklore, dating back centuries.
According to popular legend, sometime in the 19th century, an Englishman found that people resident in the Assam region drank a dark liquid brewed from a local wild plant... marking perhaps, the discovery of Indian tea, as we know it.

MPEDA to promote organic aquaculture to meet growing global demand
Considering the sustainable and eco-friendly nature of organic aquaculture, MPEDA (Marine Products Export Development Authority) has decided to implement a scheme to promote this sector.

Projects Investment in Food Sector
Sarvabhouma Sugars plans to set up a sugar refinery with a capacity of 50,000 tpa at Chandkavathe village over 200 acre, which also include 8 MW bagasse based co-generation power unit. Work to commence by December 2011.

President for integrating farm with other sectors
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has called for integrating agriculture with other sectors to make it more competitive. Inaugurating an International Conference on Innovative Approaches for Agriculture Knowledge Management System here on Wednesday, she said, institutional arrangements and policy orientation for a farmer-centric,

Apple production dips to 13 m boxes
Due to unfavourable climatic conditions, apple production has declined to a record low in the country, this year. After a record production of 44.6 million boxes last year, the apple production has been estimated to be less than 13 million boxes this year.

Mahant emphasises on improvement in meat & poultry processing facilities
The 2nd Mayors Conference, which has been organised by the National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPPB), kicked off here on Wednesday with minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries Dr Charan Das Mahant emphasising on the need for improvement in meat and poultry processing facilities, while speaking after the inauguration.

KPMG expresses concern over rising food inflation
Rising food inflation from 8 to 12 per cent has been having a cascading impact on the overall health of the economy on account of the resulting interest rate regime that chokes the availability of capital to fund the economic growth engine.

Bright future for baking industry
The baking industry in India is one of the fastest growing industries, perhaps third only to wheat flour, fruits and vegetables processing sectors. From small bakeries to airlines and railways, the demand for bakery units and products is rapidly growing.

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