India’s Food processing sector has experienced a tremendous boom over the years and is the sixth largest food processing country in the world. Based on a report by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA), “Food processing industry accounts for 32 per cent of the country’s total food market”. Majority of these units in developing countries fall under the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). India produces over 450 million tons of raw materials for food processing every year that are refined, stored and transformed into edible products; the food processing sector is imperative to maintain this level of production output.
- In the export scenario, the largest contributors are India’s Coastal States, which accounts for 74.3 percent of India’s total exports.
- Kerala’s position in the export contribution of the country is 13th out of 29 states
- Food Products in the top 20 export commodities from Kerala – Marine Products, Spices, Cashew, Tea& Coffee, Fresh Fruits & vegetables and Buffalo Meat.
Make your way through Kerala Food Summit, each dedicated to the various steps in the food manufacturing process: Ingredients, Food Science & Technology, Processing Equipment, Plant Equipment, Packaging and the new trends and innovation Supply Chain.
Find the latest global innovations and source cutting edge technology from National and International specialist food manufacturing suppliers at the summit. See how you can increase your production efficiencies, cut costs, and stay ahead of your competition.
Learn from expert speakers covering the latest trends in the industry such as traceability, food safety and hygiene in a series of free seminars.
Network with industry leaders, meet new suppliers and connect with your industry peers.
The Kerala Food Summit Conference will include sessions
Packaging & Labelling
Understanding the multidimensional aspects of packaging – Economical & Sustainable methods of packaging.
FSSAI Regulations: Expectation & Reality
New regulations & Policy requirements – Practical Issues & Ease of implementation – Interaction with FSSAI & Industry.
Promoting the processing clusters of Kerala – Logistics Support specifically for food industry – Inland transportation – Cold Storage & Refrigeration facilities – Warehouses in the port.
Waste Reduction & Management
Current Food waste scenario & understanding the need for external intervention – Prioritizing waste reduction over waste management.
Qualified & Skilled Workforce
Leveraging the employment generation capability of the food processing Industry – Focusing on reducing the skill gap.
Understanding the Global Fisheries Industry & Seafood Supply Chain.