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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Salt, sugar and fats to be targetedIndia launches voluntary push with industry to cut sugar, salt 11 July 2018

Major food manufacturers operating in India, including Nestlé and Unilever as well as domestic players like Britannia Industries and ITC, have pledged to reformulate their products to help tackle diet-related illness.


Regulations could come into force in JuneIndia's food sector attacks government health-labelling plan 20 April 2018

An Indian government plan to adopt new food labelling regulations that mandate detailed nutrition information on the front of packaging in a fixed format is being bitterly opposed by the industry.


India regulator sought to play down industry concernsIndia trade body anger at traffic-light label plans for school food 2 March 2018

Proposed regulations to introduce traffic light health labelling for food products in Indian schools have infuriated the leader of the country’s processed food industry association.


India - investment could be used to expand the range of Patanjali Ayurved's locally manufactured products.India's Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment 15 January 2018

Patanjali Ayurved has confirmed it is considering investment of US$800m from French luxury group LVMH but the fast-growing Indian consumer goods company stressed it is not the only overseas offer it has received.


Heritage Foods ended talks with unnamed German firmAndros JV means end to Heritage Foods German talks 16 August 2017

Heritage Foods ended talks with an unnamed German dairy producer to team up with France's Andros, the Indian company has told just-food.


Marico emphasised health as outlined plans for Saffola brandMarico to drive Saffola NPD towards health in India 15 August 2017

India’s consumer goods company Marico is to put emphasis on the product development for food brand Saffola on healthier items.


Parle's Shah: India's GST to push biscuit firms upmarket, says Parle Products 11 August 2017

India's Parle Products has predicted the country's biscuit markets will switch their focus to higher-end lines, as the recent introduction of the national goods and services tax (GST) has increased taxes paid on purchases of cheaper biscuits and cookies.


New sales tax regime due to enter force in India on 1 JulyIndia reduces GST tax on food items 14 June 2017

India's processed food industry has welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the newly announced goods and services tax rates on several food products from 18% to 12%.


India's new goods and services tax rates set to come into force in JulyIndia's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism - analysis 30 May 2017

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and services tax rates in the country, as the biggest economic achievement in the three years since Prime Minister Narenda Modi took office. However, as just-food reports, there is some concern about the new framework's potential impact on value-added products.


Amul planning to up production of value-added dairy linesIndian dairy major Amul to expand production 24 May 2017

India’s largest milk producer Amul has said it will be investing US$400m in creating new production capacity over the next three years, just-food has been told.




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