Indian Food Processing Sector

Food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The industry is estimated at Rs 13.96 lakh crore and is expected to reach 18 lakh crore by 2016. The government has also helping the sector by setting up of five numbers of Mega Food Parks in the states of Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It has also set up a corpus of Rs. 20,000 million for NABARD to fund upcoming food processing units at a lower interest rate. In India, most food is consumed in its fresh form as most of the vegetables and fruits are available round the year thanks to varied weather conditions across the country. Only a small quantity is processed for value addition. However, the trend is changin Read More

Bakeries set to use egg white peptide as healthy snack

The bakery segment has now a new option of using egg white peptide in order to boost appeal as a healthy snack. Earlier, egg white peptide are only used in sport foods, sauces and condiments. However, its consumption is on the rise as it has the property of instant delivery of amino acids to muscles, even during high intensity exercise with other added benefits. With the market looking for healthy items as snack, such new innovation will drive the use of egg white peptide. Read More

FSSAI introduces logo for organic products - with tagline Jaivik Bharat

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has launched an ?Indian Organic Integrity Data Base?, to help consumers verify the authenticity of organic food. The logo with tagline ?Jaivik Bharat? is a common logo for ?organic foods?. The authority has launched a portal - jointly developed by the FSSAI in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Through this portal, consumers can access information about the producer, the certification system and the availability of certified organic products. The regulator had introduced the umbrella regulation for Organic foods earlier this year.

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