Today, food preservation technologies are based on the prevention of microbial growth or on the microbial inactivation. Focus on enhanced need of food quality and not compromising with the nutritional and sensory qualities of food has created an increasing interest in low temperature mild heat food processing treatments.
Food safety is acquiring a central role in the food industry irrespective of the nature and scale of business; be it in food processing, food service, or retail. The lapse in food safety can be to detrimental to the companies to the extent of causing complete loss of business besides threatening consumer health and safety, penal actions, recovery or punitive costs, loss of long standing business, and personal reputation.
Consumers are increasingly looking for convenient, affordable, healthier food. Chefs and operators should seek out collaborations and investments in emerging companies that could benefit from their infrastructure and experience to serve fast-changing consumer demand. Operators should take advantage of all opportunities to improve their bottom lines by reducing waste.
Confectionery items are commonly consumed by large sections of the populace and, in particular, is very popular amongst children and youth. There are various types of confectionery items available in the market – cakes, pastries, doughnuts, candies, wafers, chips, chewing gum, and chocolates. Some of the leading industries in the field of confectionery products are Cadbury, Nestle, Perfetti, Wrigley, Parle, Amul, and many more.