Food & Beverages

India’s edible oil industry has welcomed the clearance given by Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) for commercial cultivation of genetically modified mustard seeds. In a statement issued on Friday, the Extractors Association (SEA) of India said, “India is producing about 7 million tonnes of mustard seeds. SEA, at its first national conclave on rapeseed and […]

Coffee Day Enterprises, which runs coffee chain under the brand name Cafe Coffee Day, today said its subsidiary Sical Logistics will acquire majority stakes in two small-sized companies involved in logistics, and warehousing and distribution business. “The companys subsidiary Sical Logistics Ltd.. have approved the proposal to initiate the process to acquire majority equity stake […]

The food regulator wants edible oil manufacturers to bring out their products in smaller packs which daily wagers and rural buyers can afford. Ashish Bahuguna, chairman of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), told reporters that the regulator mandates that edible oils be sold in packaged form, but in rural areas these oils […]

Milk adulteration is more in north India compared to southern states, food safety regulator FSSAI said today. To address this issue, the regulator has already developed a testing kit to check the quality of milk and is looking for investors for its bulk production. However, more detailed and focused strategy to tackle the menace of […]

ITC is overhauling its foods portfolio to invigorate its market share in categories that have been showing signs of fatigue more than a decade after the cigarette maker challenged the dominance of most packaged food companies in the country. While the maker of Sunfeast biscuits and Bingo chips is now the third largest player in […]

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Reliance Retail’s dairy business by Heritage Foods apart from two other deals. In a tweet, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it has approved “acquisition of dairy business of Reliance Retail Limited by Heritage Foods Limited”. According to the notice submitted to the regulator, the […]

Food regulator FSSAI today tied up with Coca-Cola India to train 50,000 street food vendors over the next three years and plans to rope in other players like ITC and Mondelez under its ‘Clean Street Food’ campaign. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is also looking to bring other companies such as […]

The apex food regulator in the country , Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is aiming to improve the quality of food sold through online channels, after consumers complained about expired food products being sold on ecommerce sites. In doing so, the regulator has adopted a two-pronged approach -e-commerce entities selling packaged food […]

The ministry has given its nod for three mega food park projects in the state of Maharashtra. The approval was accorded to Wardha Mega Food Park in Wardha district; Paithan Mega Food Park in Aurangabad district; and Satara Mega Food Park in Satara district. The project is to be completed in 30 months from the […]

Indian dairies are experiencing pressure on their margins with early onset of summer in most parts of the country, leading to a sizeable fall in liquid milk production and a significant increase in milk procurement costs. Interestingly, the domestic dairies had witnessed similar situation of rising milk procurement costs and pressure on margins during the […]