• Cooling India
  • Sep 15, 2017

The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-growth and high-profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly, within the food processing industry.

  • Cooling India
  • Aug 15, 2017

Due to perishable nature and improper post-harvest handling, 25- 30% of the produce is rendered unfit for consumption. This increases cost of production with reduced returns. In this article, prospects of value chain for vegetables and fruits are explored, limitation identified and solutions to address the problems have been suggested…

  • Cooling India
  • May 15, 2017

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries unveils the Draft Food Processing Policy of India and shares the same with state government representatives…

  • Cooling India
  • May 15, 2017

Chilling is one of the most common methods for preserving foods. Carried out correctly, it can provide a high-quality, nutritious and safe product for consumption with a long storage life. The principal factor controlling the safety and quality of a refrigerated (chilled) food is its temperature. In many cases, the time taken to reach the desired temperature is also important…

  • Cooling India
  • Dec 15, 2016

Contrary to the popular belief, cold chain is not merely refrigeration of perishable commodities. Cold chain is a logistics system that provides a series of facilities to maintain ideal storage conditions for perishables from the point of origin to the point of consumption in the food supply chain...

  • Cooling India
  • Dec 15, 2016

Extension efforts and training needs to differ by target group, and there are often difficulties in reaching smallholder farmers, women, youth, middlemen/traders and processors. Traders and middlemen have been generally ignored...

  • Cooling India
  • Aug 15, 2016

With India’s food production likely to double in the next decade, there is an opportunity for large investments in food and food processing technologies, skills and equipment, especially in areas of Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/ Refrigeration and Thermo Processing...

  • Cooling India
  • Mar 15, 2016

By actively reducing exposure to ethylene, a large amount of food spoilage could be avoided. FRESH – Fresh produce through Reduction of Ethylene during Storage and Handling is a project that is targeting to reduce this loss…