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. Read More

Kerala to develop two food parks in Palakkad and Allapuzha

Kerala Government is planning to develop two food parks in Palakkad and Allapuzha in Kerala. The state is investing Rs. 500 million each towards the food park. The food park in Palakkad is being implemented by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA). It is being developed on 78.68 acre of land at an investment of Rs 119.02 crore. The facilities at the central processing centre (CPC) will include a pack house of 10 tonne per hour, warehouse of 12,000 tonne, silos of 6,000 tonne, multi-product cold storage of 5,000 tonne, and other food processing facilities. Also, four primary processing centres (PPCs) at Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Wayanad having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms is being developed. The food park in Allapuzha is Read More

GCMMF commissions ice cream manufacturing facility in Rohtak

Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) has commissioned a 100,000 litres per day ice cream manufacturing capacity at its Rohtak facility with an investment of Rs 1250 million. The Rohtak plant which has dairy products processing capacity of 1 million litres per day will now have an additional ice cream manufacturing capacity of 100,000 litres per day. The investment of Rs. 125 crores has been made by Sabarkantha District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited, Himmatnagar. This now takes Amul's ice cream capacity to 700,000 litres per day. The new plant will mainly cater to the ice cream demand of consumers of North India market like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, The plant shall be manufacturing entire range of Amul ice creams like Tricone, Sticks, Sund Read More