CONTENT OF THE MONTH (FEB 2017)

EDITORIAL

FOOD SAFETY
Food Safety and Standards (Food Import) Regulations, 2017
FSSAI Re-operationalises the Draft


FSSAI’s Guidelines for operations of direct selling food business operators

SPICE
Role of Spices in functional foods and nutraceuticals
– Dr. K. N. Pushpakumari and – Dr. K. S. Abhijith

PROFILE
Shree Swami Enterpirses

BRAND BUILDING
Britannia ‘back as number one’ biscuit maker

FOOD TRENDS
How international trends are hitting food scene

EXPERT VIEW
Chana market precariously poised
– G Chandrashekhar

GRAIN MARKET India becomes TOP IMPORTER of Ukrainian wheat
– by Marina Sych, Grain market analyst, UkrAgroConsult


The Official Magazine of:


24-25-26 Feb 2017
Pune, India


24-25-26 Feb 2017
Pune, India


28-29-30 August 2017
BIEC, Bangalore, India


The Official Newspaper of:



24-25-26 Feb 2017
Pune, India


24-25-26 Feb 2017
Pune, India


28-29-30 August 2017
BIEC, Bangalore, India


28-29-30 August 2017
BIEC, Bangalore, India
TOP STORIES OF THE MONTH


India's horticulture output exceeds food grains production
Expo series in Pune to project holistic agri development
Strong presence of exhibitors from abroad

Horticulture has been growing in India for the last few years at an exemplary pace, what with production in this sector outpacing even the food grains output. Quite an achievement indeed, considering that the Indian farmer has been traditionally focusing on mono cropping of cereal crops. read more
Food Safety and Standards (Food Import) Regulations, 2017
FSSAI Re-operationalises the Draft

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has sought to reoperationalise the draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Import) Regulations 2017 with effect from Jan 14, 2017. Explaining the need for it, FSSAI says that after the Food Safety and Standards (food Import) Regulations, read more
FSSAI’s Guidelines for operations of direct selling food business operators

In pursuance of the decision in its 22nd meeting on 20th December, 2016 FSSAI has prepared draft guidelines for operations of direct selling food business operators. It has sought comments and suggestion from stake holders.
The draft guidelines point out that in order to ensure food safety, it is necessary to address all ways in which food read more
Role of Spices in functional foods and nutraceuticals
Dr. K.N. Pushpakumar
AVP, Research & Development, AVT Natural Products Ltd.
Dr. K.S. Abhijith
Deputy Manager, Research & Development, AVT Natural Products Ltd.

Spices are among the most important and expensive plant products having irreplaceable place in human diet. According to International Standards Organisation read more
Britannia ‘back as number one’ biscuit maker

Soon after he had taken charge of the company in early 2013, Varun Berry, the lanky Managing Director of Britannia Industries, was on a tour of stores with his Area Sales Manager in Bhubaneshwar, a good market for its brands. On Biju Patnaik College Road, a major thoroughfare, the first large outlet stocked all the Britannia brands, read more
How international trends are hitting food scene

As more and more knowledge about being healthy and fit is pertaining in India, people are going back to roots and are inspired by the slow food revolution taking globally. Knowing as the nation for its rich culinary heritage, our country has moved way ahead in naming itself just as a ‘junk and unhealthy’ nation. Today, people are well aware read more
Chana market precariously poised
– G CHANDRASHEKHAR

Chana (gram or desi chickpea) prices have steadily moved down from the high of Rs. 9,000 a quintal seen two months ago to around Rs. 6,500 at present. The market at the moment is perceived to be under further pressure given that the rabi planted acreage is at a record high and material from overseas origins, especially Australia, read more
India becomes top importer of Ukrainian wheat
— Marina Sych Grain market analyst, UkrAgroConsult

The current season 2016/17 started in Ukraine with a record fast pace of grain exports, including wheat deliveries. At the same time, we estimate that Ukrainian wheat export availabilities will shrink by 7-8% in 2016/17 from the previous season in view of some crop decrease. According to official statistics, wheat exports from Ukraine increased read more
Buhler and Protix to boost industrial insect production

As the global population grows, so does the necessity for alternative, sustainablygenerated protein sources. Insects provide a natural and sustainable protein source that will contribute to closing the future protein gap. In order to address this potential, Bühler – the leading solution provider for the food and feed industry – and Protix – the leading insect production company – have founded Buhler Insect Technology Solutions. read more
Uncle and the Ice Cream factory
The full story of Natural ice cream’s unusual rebranding and what scale-obsessed companies can learn from it.

Like most other people who have relocated to Mumbai only a few years ago, I was unaware of the existence of 'Natural - Ice Cream of Juhu Scheme' until 2010. I first saw Natural's various stores in Mumbai's suburban areas; never spotted any ads though. Which is why, when Piyush Gupta, read more
 


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