Archives August 2016

Absence of pesticide regulation hits food safety enforcement

August 31, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Absence of pesticide regulation hits food safety enforcement | FOOD SERVICE | ,

The absence of prescribed limits on the use of chemical pesticides for various crops could hinder the government move to step up enforcement of food safety during the Onam festival season, experts feel. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has not prescribed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL) of many of the pesticides used on vegetables and fruits…READ MORE

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FDA, FSSAI to collaborate for new initiatives for Goa

August 31, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on FDA, FSSAI to collaborate for new initiatives for Goa | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

The FSSAI will provide in-house training to the enforcement officials of FDA, Goa in coming months. These trained officials in collaboration with consumers and other agencies conduct such programmes all across the state at home, schools, restaurants, etc to promote the culture of safe and nutritious food to all…READ MORE

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Pizza by drone: Unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand

August 31, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Pizza by drone: Unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world’s first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an airbome supply chain dispensing with people…READ MORE

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Big Bazaar Direct is changing its business model

August 31, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Big Bazaar Direct is changing its business model | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

The country’s second largest retail conglomerate, Future Group has said, they are thinking of a better business model for Big Bazaar Direct and hence called off the present existing model for Big Bazaar Direct. A Future Group company official aware of this development said…READ MORE

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Future Retail posts Q1 net profit of Rs 70 crores

August 31, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Future Retail posts Q1 net profit of Rs 70 crores | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Future Retail posted a net profit of Rs 70 crores for the quarter ended June compared to a loss of Rs 87 crore during the same period last year…READ MORE

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HyFun Foods forays into RTC potato variants

August 31, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on HyFun Foods forays into RTC potato variants | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Gujarat-based HyFun Foods has inaugurated its greenfield facility to manufacture RTC potato variants in Mehnsana, Gujarat. This is the second facility of frozen RTC potato variants in the region after McCain Foods India Ltd…READ MORE

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Runnr chases firms for a bigger slice of the delivery pie

August 30, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Runnr chases firms for a bigger slice of the delivery pie | FOOD SERVICE | , , ,

Runnr, the product of a merger between Roadrunnr and TinyOwl, and the latest entrant in the online food-ordering space, said it is tapping corporate employees across cities in a bid to maintain consistent daily order volume, margins and unit economics. Runnr’s pilot, which runs across 40 offices in select areas of Bengaluru, has employees ordering lunch from a curated selection of dishes from five to six restaurants in select areas…READ MORE

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KFC’s recipe revealed? Not so fast, says the QSR

August 30, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on KFC’s recipe revealed? Not so fast, says the QSR | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Has Col. Sanders’ nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC’s fried chicken empire? The company says the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn’t stopped rampant online speculation that one of the most legendary and closely guarded secrets in the history of fast food has been exposed…READ MORE

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Apps to help you eat better, stay fit

August 30, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Apps to help you eat better, stay fit | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Craving a pizza but worried about calories? What if you could just ask a dietitian how many slices you can eat safely without putting on weight? Or how about changing your workout routine without spending too much? Thanks to a host of health-based mobile apps, you can now have your health and fitness queries answered right on your smartphone…READ MORE

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Vegetable prices spike, despite bumper harvest

August 30, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Vegetable prices spike, despite bumper harvest | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

Two successive years of drought had spiked food inflation in India, with pulses and vegetables contributing largely to higher retail prices. While production of pulses dipped by 14 per cent between 2013-14 and 2015-16 leading to higher prices, the rise in vegetable prices comes as a surprise…READ MORE

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