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June 16-30, 2012

Branded bakery segment worth Rs 17,000 cr
Takery products are flour-based food baked in an oven such as bread, cakes, pastries and pies. Bakery products are an item of mass consumption in view of its low price and with rapid growth and changing eating habits of people, bakery products have gained popularity among masses.

Bakery Industry - History, Innovation, Emerging Trends
The science of preparing food using prolonged dry heat acting by convection, and not by thermal radiation, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones is what we call baking. It is primarily used for the preparation of bread, cakes, pastries and pies, tarts, quiches, cookies and crackers.

Value-added or functional confectionery is emerging trend
The big ten in the Indian confectionery industry, currently estimated to be worth over Rs 1,400 crore and growing at about nine per cent per annum

Key flaw in FSSA, FBO guidelines missing: B K Gurbani
The Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006, that has been drawing flak from different sections of the food & beverage industry, has not impacted the confectionery industry in a big way but according to B K Gurbani, chairman of the Andhra Pradesh-based confectionery maker Gurbani Group, “We do have minor objections to it.”

An Indian Dessert Safari
Weddings are one of the most important and exciting occasions in Indian culture. An Indian wedding involves way more people than the bride and the groom and their immediate families. It involves the extended family, friends, colleagues, the entire neighbourhood and the list goes on.

Emerging Milk Proteins - Opportunities and Applications
Milk proteins have been used as valued ingredients and a source of endless opportunities as they help to achieve the required flavour, colour and texture in many products including chocolate, coatings, caramels, aerated confections and toffee.

“The trend for bite size desserts is catching up”
Nilgai Foods Pvt. Ltd was started in Mumbai in March 2011. The company provides a blend of fine-dining experience and gourmet grocery shopping services under its Café Pico brand. The gourmet packaged foods of Pico are manufactured by the company under international standard and hygienic conditions.

“Sugar industry should be decontrolled at earliest”
India’s competitive edge in the sugar industry lies in its geographical location which offers convenient transport. However, the country has to overcome three major challenges - production costs, technology, and government policies on development of alternative energy.

“India is a good market in confectionery and pasta”
Italy is known for its bakery, chocolate, confectionery, ice cream, and cereals offerings, as much as it is famous for its varieties of pastas. Having a strong market presence both domestically and internationally, all these sub-segments have come together under Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta Italiane (AIDEPI), a plaform for addressing issues and sharing concerns.

The edible rainbow
That's because we eat with all our senses. Of which, the taste and the look of our food are the most important. Rich vibrant colours in our food make it more appetising to us. Moreover, we see the colours of the food before we taste it.

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