FSSAI gives more time for compliance with calcium, magnesium limits in packaged drinking water

Posted on 2021-01-01T20:59:41+05:30 - foods

Food regulator FSSAI has extended the deadline by six months till July 1, 2021 for the food business operators (FBOs) to comply with the regulations related to limit of calcium and magnesium in packaged drinking water, other than mineral water.

Regional soft drink companies set to shift to 40% GST slab

Posted on 2020-12-31T10:38:30+05:30 - foods

Facing heat from GST officials for evading taxes on the pretext of adding fruit juice or pulp to their carbonated beverages, local soft drink companies are set to shift to the 40% levy, said people familiar with the development.

FSSAI asks food commissioners to crackdown on spices adulteration

Posted on 2020-12-29T20:53:09+05:30 - foods

The regulator asked state food commissioners to conduct an effective enforcement drive to check the adulteration of commonly used spices like haldi, dhaniya, lal mirch powder etc in wholesale markets/mandis under their jurisdictions.

Beverages market return to pre-covid growth

Posted on 2020-12-27T18:08:11+05:30 - foods

With peak lockdown months coinciding with the single largest quarter of April-June, which contributes more than half of the packaged beverages industry’s annual sales of over Rs 20,000 crore, the segment has still lost 40% of their annual sales despite the recent recovery.

Cold wave in NCR, avoid alcohol in the run-up to the New Year celebrations: IMD

Posted on 2020-12-26T01:08:31+05:30 - foods

A western disturbance will bring heavy snowfall to Jammu and Kashmir, which will bring icy winds to sub-Himalayan regions.

Ginger and the value of global supply chains

Posted on 2020-12-25T22:42:21+05:30 - foods

The sudden shortage of ginger that has hit Europe seems like a final hard blow from a year where Covid-19 has disrupted global supply chains in unprecedented ways. Vikram Doctor reports.

Packaged goods market back to normal: Bizom

Posted on 2020-12-23T16:30:54+05:30 - foods

"Analysis of secondary sales data shows that the number of weekly transacting outlets has increased by 13% - primarily in the eastern and northern regions of the country," the report said.

JFL launches India’s first plant-based pizza

Posted on 2020-12-22T16:58:10+05:30 - foods

The overall size of the food service industry is pegged at around Rs 4.25 lakh crore, with the formal or organised sector accounting for Rs 1.75 lakh crore of this

Capital Foods names Navin Tewari as new Managing Director

Posted on 2020-12-21T13:05:34+05:30 - foods

Navin Tewari succeeds Ajay Gupta, who will now be non-executive chairman, the company said in a statement. The changes are effective January 1, 2021.

Christmas feasts from across the country

Posted on 2020-12-20T14:18:02+05:30 - foods

Families whip up once-a-year delicacies and pull out family recipes. While cake and marzipan are familiar treats, every region in India has its own extraordinary spread.

Italian confectionery major Ferrero to acquire Eat Natural

Posted on 2020-12-19T15:23:02+05:30 - foods

Eat Natural, a British cereal bars maker was created 23 years ago by two friends of the Indian origin - Preet Grewal and Praveen Vijh. It has now grown considerably in the healthier snacking segment.

LT Foods to scale up organics range; to leverage mega health trends that have emerged in the pandemic

Posted on 2020-12-17T13:42:26+05:30 - foods

“India is moving towards mega trends of fitness with consumers embracing healthy lifestyle and mindful eating. Consumers are now concerned with the origin of their food and how it impacts their health,” LT Foods managing director Ashwani Arora said.