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A Food And Beverage News Special
August 16-31, 2012

Focus on canning, packaging & refrigeration
The fourth edition of India Foodex 2012, an international expo on food processing, packaging and technology, is all set to be held from August 25-27, 2012, at Bangalore.

Food ministry bats for Mega Food Parks, once again
The Ministry for Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has decided to give another lease of life to its Mega Food Parks Scheme (MFPS) and lure the food processors again to setup mega food parks across the country.

Key threats in microbiological safety of processed foods
After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki few decades ago, the world has witnessed ionising radiation processed foods in the market and subsequently, that has assumed the commercial potential.

Health foods are different from normal food products
Health Foods, what are they? Aren’t all foods healthy? Or are specific types of food that are particularly healthy and confer specific health benefits? Well, let’s dig in and find out! Health foods are those type of food products that are grown in special conditions, without much influence of chemicals or artificial fertilisers that in a way directly benefits the health and wholeness of the final

Price of wheat skyrockets; bread gets costlier
The price of bread – the common man's staple food – has risen roughly by 8-10 per cent across the country because of a hike in the price of wheat, grown predominantly in North India. Consequently, atta is now being procured at about 20 per cent more than the price bakers paid for the raw material earlier.

Stress on jackfruit processing
Padre also highlighted the various initiatives taken across the world in exploiting commercial value of the fruit. The edible parts removed from the whole fruit are being packed and marketed locally.

Foreign Direct Investment in Indian retail sector
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment that is made directly into production in a country by a company located in another country, either by buying a company in the target country or by expanding operations of an existing business in that country.

“Drought condition is not good for the dairy industry”
Owned and managed by milk producers of Karnataka, Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) has over 2.13 million milk producers in over 11,443 dairy cooperative societies at village level, functioning under 13 district cooperative milk unions in the state.

“One of the major challenges is lack of infrastructure”
Baumer Technologies India Pvt. Ltd offers a broad range of products and services in the field of process control instrumentation. Anil Vijayvargia, product marketing manager, Baumer Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, in an email interaction with

Allied equipment and machinery for plastic packaging
The retail industry is growing rapidly, owing to factors like increased urbanisation, higher income levels and steady economic growth. Specifically in the FMCG and F&B sectors, products like household commodities, soft drinks, bottled water, alcoholic beverages and packaged food, are growing in double-digits.

Nichrome’s new R&D centre, office building
Established in 1948 in Pune, Nichrome ventured into the world of packaging in1977 and since then has achieved a distinguished reputation in the industry. With over 35 years of experience in design, development and manufacturing, and 5,000 installations across 40 countries, Nichrome has evolved as a premium brand for the packaging needs of the market.

Use of IT solution for ensuring food safety
The packaged food and beverage industry is one of the most diverse industries of India. Thousands of different kinds of products are produced each day (including fresh, frozen, ready-to-consume, and long shelf-life goods) via different processes.

Tea – Lowest calorie drink that is high on appeal
Tea is the most cheapest and popular beverage next to water in the world. It is also the lowest calorie drink in the world. Tea, as a beverage, is enjoyed by more than half of the world's population.

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