Food manufacturing essentially involves commercial manufacturing and sale of food products. It also includes other activities such as farming, production, packaging, marketing, distribution, retail and others. Food processing forms a major part of food manufacturing. Food processing provides longer shelf life, reduced food contamination, removal of toxins and greater food consistency. General food processing involve techniques like pasteurization, blending, filling and homogenization. Companies operating in the industry are involved in processing of variety of food items such as milled grains & oilseeds, fruits & vegetables, baked products, meat & seafood, dairy products and others.
Currently, industry is witnessing high demand for processed food attributable to increasing consumption, supported by rising population globally. With presence of numerous players, the industry is highly competitive and is subject to intense price competition. Meat, poultry & seafood processing segment is expected to witness the highest growth due to rising consumption of meat based products. Factors like stringent regulatory measures to monitor hygiene & health standards, rising awareness among consumers and innovative processing techniques are expected to impact the food manufacturing market positively.
Food manufacturing industry is expected to witness increase in adoption of automation, which will help in reducing overall operational costs. In addition, automation is expected to provide food processing & handling benefits, like reduced human touch to avoid food contamination. Innovations focussing on taste improvement and easy-to-prepare food is expected to drive growth of overall food manufacturing or processing market.
Customers have become more demanding forcing the food manufacturers or processing companies to innovate in order to retain their market position.
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