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Poorna Rodrigo

Articles by Poorna Rodrigo

Pasta among foodstuffs set to see voluntary fortification guidelinesIndia to expand voluntary fortification guidelines 30 May 2017

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India will announce draft standards for fortifying packaged food "within the next few weeks" in which bread, pasta and cereal are "likely candidates," its CEO Pawan Agarwal has told just-food.

Thai food market presents growing opportunities for premium suppliersPackaged food in Thailand - impulse and health to drive premium segments 26 October 2016

After a period in the economic doldrums, Thailand looks set to be a potential opportunity for domestic and international food manufacturers marketing premium wares. Poorna Rodrigo surveys what is driving demand for premium products in south-east Asia's second-largest economy.

Sustainable palm oil pledge made by five European nationsFive European nations make sustainable palm oil pledge 14 December 2015

The governments of five European countries – the UK, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands – have pledged to make palm oil production 100% sustainable by 2020.

Amul is planning a new plant in West BengalAmul plans new plant for West Bengal 24 November 2014

Indian dairy giant Amul is to build a plant in West Bengal as it continues its expansion within its domestic market.

Amul looking to export dairy ingredients and finished products to RussiaINDIA: Amul eyes exports to Russia 10 September 2014

Indian dairy co-op Amul has told just-food it is hoping to soon secure Russian government approval to export to the country, which has banned products from markets including the EU.

ITC said move into India's dairy sector was INDIA: ITC outlines dairy offensive 9 September 2014

Indian conglomerate ITC has confirmed it plans to open dairy plants in seven Indian states - with the first site set to open in Bihar before the end of the year.

Amul eyes growth at home and abroad just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam on the group's growth agenda 2 September 2014

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

INDIA: Rajkot Dairy plans to double capacity with new plant 25 June 2014

A fully-automated milk processing plant set to start operations next month will double Gujarat-based Rajkot Dairy's capacity to 600,000 litres managing director Ashish Sinha has told just-food.

Amul says it has now resolved strikes that took place at its headquartersINDIA: Amul says protests at HQ now "resolved" 13 June 2014

Indian dairy cooperative Amul said it has solved a "misunderstanding" that sparked protests by farmers at its Anand headquarters this week.

Products sold under ITC's Aashirvaad will be made at the Punjab plantINDIA: ITC to open food plant in Punjab 14 March 2014

Indian multi-sector corporation ITC has confirmed to just-food it is planning to open an integrated food and consumer goods manufacturing and logistics facility in the northern state of Punjab.

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