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What Are Various Food Packaging Symbols ?

food packaging symbols  highlights following categories

Veg/Non- veg
Gluten free
Trans Fat
Whole grain
Ethical business practices

Energy Saving Projects Implemented By UK Bakers

Here are  few energy savings project reported in  which  are being implemented by bakers in UK . All these can easily be  implemented by bakers across the globe to reduce the energy cost .

  • Bakeries are replacing heavy metal  steel  tins  to  thermoplastic  tins  . Could save heating energy by 13 %.Thermoplastic tins are energy efficient .
  • Bakeries are implementing  control  of excess air  in combustion . This excess air  results  in large amount of  heat waste . By controlling  excess air used  in  oven burners  combustion on can  reduce the fuel consumption .
  • Improving exhaust flue gas  optimum pressure  with mechanical ventilation system .
  • Heat recovery  from bakery  oven  through exchangers and utilising it  for pre heating of  air  or  heating applications


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Bakeware s For Home Baking

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There are special accessories and equipments required for baking at  home .We all are tempted  to  try out  various baking recipes   for  that we need to equip our kitchens with bakeware s. Here  is the list

Hand grinders and mixers
Hand  dough mixers
Cookie Cutters
Portable deck ovens
Micro ovens
Pans & Trays ( pans are different  for cakes , pizza ,muffins  )
Moulds - Breads or Buns
Scoops/ Scrapers
Pastry bags
Edible papers and Edible inks
Edible  cake decorators
Baking sheets
Bread Knives /Pallete Knives
Sugar Lamp
Air pumps and spray
SS Rings

On my visit  to AAHAR   2011 ,I came  across  M/s Transworld Enterprise  who are  a leading supplier of these bakewares

Contact  details

Archna Sethi
Chief Executive
Transworld Enterprises
HS-3, First Floor
Kailash Colony Market
New Delhi – 110048, India

Tel No.: 91-11-29232848/41690661/46528542
Fax no.: 91-11-29237693/29238370

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Demand Rises For Bakeware & Ingredients Supplies In India

Guest post by  Chitra  Choudhary

Ms Chitra  Choudhary  one of our blogs regular reader  shares  her  frustration on finding bakeware & Ingredient  suppliers in Delhi

 bakeware "We are some of the baking enthusiasts in Delhi who find it difficult to get the baking ingredients and pans for our baking. The sector is unorganized as far as home baking is concerned. We do not get easily fresh yeast, dried yeast and other ingredients which form a vital component of the baking process. I have gone searching personally in the shops and finally got my pans in Old Delhi. It is frustrating and time consuming to search for simple tools of baking here in India. This is not only my experience but also of the numerous home bakers who face the same lack of facilities everywhere in India.

I would like to know whether there are manufacturers in Delhi who can sell their baking ingredients like fresh yeast, dry instant yeast, cooking chocolate, cream cheese for cheesecakes, cake decorating ingredients and tools, baking pans etc. to home bakers like me. India has a very good market for such products and I am confident the suppliers as well as the consumers will be happy if our dream will be fulfilled.

Baking at home is enjoyed by many families and I hope many manufacturers come into this untapped business as soon as possible."


Bakeware business are not so much developed here in India as its in western countries but its promising business . Few stores have been in operations with imported items .More entrepreneurs and manufacturers are required to match the growing demand for bakewares and speciality ingredients for home baking requirements.
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Cookies - It Has To Be From Kookie Jar In Kolkata

Such  is the craze and popularity  of  baked products  from Kookie Jar in Kolkata . Started in 1985  by  young women entrepreneur  Ms Lovey Burman  This bakery clientele  has people  for  across the globe . Ask  Kolkatians  for bakery products and they would swear by KJ  the new name for Kookie Jar .

Product range from delicious pastries , tart , cookies ,pizza ,cakes and breads  all  made from best of ingredients with innovative and creative design s . With demand for its product surging  KJ has now installed a 10000 sqft  with state of the art facility  which would cater for the  volumes.

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 Its  KJ  unique flavour  and superior  quality  products  which  makes them  class apart from rest of the bakeries in th city . Recently  Kookie Jar  celebrated its 25th Birth Anniversary   at its  old small pastry shop Rawdon street ,Kolkata ,Thus  KJ  has marked its place in Indian pastry and  bakery industry

  So  Visit  Kookie Jar  whenever you are in Kolkata

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Is White Bread Losing Its Popularity ?

What more evidence one want to see that  white bread has fallen from its once most sought out bread  for  even the street hawker  for  snacks ( tikkiwala)  gives option for multi grain, brown or whole grain bread instead of white bread .

White bread which are mass produced  are made of wheat flour  devoid of  bran  and germ  which are removed while passing through milling process.White  bread flour  thus doesn't  have dietary fibre , iron ,Vitamin B and micro nutrients such as thiamine,riboflavin and niacin . However many countries have  food laws making white flour fortification with these nutrients mandatory (  Fortification of  bread is not present in Indian PFA act ) .Another important nutrient is folic acid .Removal of bran and germ gives wheat flour a longer shelf life thus making it  popular among bread manufacturers .

Popularity of  Whole grain or Brown Bread  are for  following  reasons

  • Consumers are now  more health conscious  than  ever before  with information available  easily to majority population on advantage of  whole grain breads  .
  • Availability  of  options   to  consumers  for white bread  by manufacturers who are now producing  breads such as whole grain , multi grain  breads (.Manufacturers like Harvest Gold and Bonn have introduced healthy options of whole grain breads ).

Recent  articles in leading mag/newspaper  shows similar trend  in other countries

British Bakers
Sale Volumes of  Brown /seeded  bread has increased by 6.1% from last year  and for  white bread  decreased by 1.4% for the same period

Herald Sun

Health-conscious consumers are driving a trend toward wholegrain and nutrient-laden bread varieties, steadily eroding the popularity of white bread.Sales of breads enriched or fortified with nutrients are growing by 10 to 15 per cent a year, with more than $320 million in sales, a Bread Manufacturing in Australia report by IBISWorld found.

For the first time in 15 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing new standards for school meals - ones that call for more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, fat-free flavored milks, limited servings of potatoes and starchy vegetables, and reduced amounts of sodium and calories.
Whenever you replace white flour with whole grains—in bread, cereal, pasta—it’s a strike against aging. Soluble fiber, found in oats and barley, has been linked to lower levels of insulin and bad cholesterol (think: diabetes and heart disease), and insoluble fiber in whole wheat reduces risk of gastrointestinal maladies like diverticulosis. Check out bread made with the new albino whole wheat—it tastes like the real white thing.

Cadbury Oreo Introduces Low Price Packs

With  launch of  regular pack  size  of  Rs 10/-  and Rs 20/- in  Indian  brnaded  biscuit market    Cadbury  Oreo  is now available  in  low price tag  of  Rs 5/- for 29.4 g ( 3 cream sandwiched biscuits ) . Oreo has now joined local  players such as Britannia , Parle and ITC  competing  for volumes over premium  (   low price tags ). Consumers  who prefers on the move snacks  such as school going kids or youngster planning evening hangouts   or  the budget conscious  consumers could be the target for  such  pricing .

Cadbury Oreo has launched its Rs5/- pack  biscuits  in a   Pile pack   arrangement  instead of  more popular format of   On the  Edge  biscuit pack   this  arrangement  gives  a feeling of more biscuit in a pack .Packaging is done with metallised laminate.

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Only  difference we  can figure it out between imported  Oreo  and  now  available local Oreo  is  the strength of  shell  which cracks up  with little pressure while opening the pack . It could  be due  to  flour  or baking  features  done  for  local  Oreo .

Engineering Services Required For Medium To Large Bakeries

Engineering services are required  to run the plant and machinery's of bakery plants 24x7x365  .Every plant or factory have their own  engineering dept which looks after critical operations and does the routine ,preventive and break down maintenance . It also does  few development jobs  as well as under takes  new  project  or expansion  job . Engineering dept  ensures minimum downtime  as well as modification jobs . With outsourcing as  a cost  reduction strategies for bakeries ,  few of these services are now being done through contractors or companies  on  annual  maintenance contracts . It does have few advantages  as well disadvantages  .

Advantages of  Engineering services out sourced

  • Cost Savings due to low manpower on company rolls.
  • Numbers of technician can be increased or decreased any time .
  • Overheads like insurance and other liabilities on contractors .
  • Cost savings on hiring and training cost
Disadvantages  of  Engineering services out sourced

  • Employee turn over are very high  at contractors end 
  • Skills  not  as per company standards
  • High absenteeism observed in such kind of  contracts .
  • Might incur  major loss due  to negligence .

Here are  few   non -critical engineering services which  can be easily outsource  without impacting performance of  Plant

  • Fire Safety equipments  maintenance and service ( Fire hydrant system , fire alarms , smoke detectors , extinguishers etc)
  • Air conditioning & refrigeration  equipments and service ( Chilling plants , cold rooms , freezers , a/c plants )
  • Utilities  maintenance and service (  Cooling towers ,Air compressors , DG Sets , Effluent treatment plants, pumps  )
  • Civil  construction and maintenance
  • Plumbing and pipeline jobs
  • Machining /Fabrication jobs - ( Workshop related jobs )
  • General  Electrical jobs
  • Maintenance jobs for  material handling ( Fork lifts , Pallet trucks , hoists , trolleys )
  • PCB  repairs
  • Motor  rewinding
  • Printer maintenance and repairs
  • Weighing  scale repair and maintenance
  • Boiler or hot water generator maintenance and repair

Large bakeries opt  for  outsourcing these services  to  save cost  on manpower .

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