Organic Food and its increasing consumer demand

Organic Food Processing is where organic raw materials are processed into food and drink. The organics standard of food processing is to protect the food constituents so that organic ingredients are used, and encourage the avoidance of unnecessary chemical or physical. Organic labeling offers consumers, the confidence that the eatables they consume are produced under controlled organic standards. Organic food should be of high nutritional and high natural quality. With the growing awareness even the governments of various countries have setup a separate body to monitor the whole Organic Processing System, in India that being National Program for Organic Production (NPOP). India is one of the upcoming leading processors in this sector.

Some private standards demand that organic food should fulfill the criteria of wholesome nutrition, where processing methods must be seen as relevant tools. Most processing methods have more or less strong influences on product properties. Heat treatments have in general a negative impact on food with regard to nutritional quality particularly on lipids, proteins and vitamins, but with regard to food safety heat treatments have a positive impact. A product cannot be sold as organic without organic certification so there is full traceability and authenticity behind the organic label. Organic Farming is all about working with nature rather than against.

Some of the important standards to be specified, if the label on a product says: ‘Organic’

  • No Genetically Modified Organisms
  • No pesticides
  • No artificial fertilizers
  • No Cloned or artificial genetic breeding
  • No artificial additives
  • No hydrogenated fats

Organic Agriculture is a holistic production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. These farm practices are more environmental-friendly, applying technologies for food processing that reduces chemical and energy consumptions and emissions as well as novel analytical techniques for R&D. These technologies and processes also reduce the generation of process-induced toxins (e.g., trans fats, acrylamide, D-amino acids) according to consumer perceptions.

Organic is the fastest growing sector of the food industry with global sales approaching US $40 billion in 2006. The largest increases in organic food production have been in Asia, Africa and Latin America. All three regions have reported triple-digit growth in organic farmland since 2000.

Following processes listed are used for organic food processing techniques:

  • Clarification
  • Skimming
  • Ultra filtration
  • Centrifugation
  • Pasteurization
  • Fermentation
  • Sterilization
  • Concentration
  • Preservation
  • Blanching
  • Extrusion
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Microwave/infrared heating

KERONE designs, manufactures and installs machinery batch as well as continuous, power sourced by microwave, infrared, radio frequency and convection radiation for all types of processes including organic food production & processing. KERONE has constantly been the choice of multiple customers for their extensive ‘hands-on’ experience of organic food processing. By demystifying the processing of organic foods we provide various machinery facilities and provide assistance to our esteemed clients. Reducing environmental impacts is also an important aspect for any processing industry, and hence all our equipment and solution development is focused on minimizing utilities consumption and better water and energy stewardship, reducing the product losses and wastages generated by the process.

Why choose us?

Since the last 42 years, accuracy, efficiency, machine quality and output quality are not just words but KERONE’s lifetime commitment towards our profession since its inception, creating a base of more than 1000 loyal customers. Our systems are used to meet the varying demands of numerous industrial applications – all with a level of precision that manufacturers seek. Fulfilling demands as per client’s specification has been our USP and we strive to carry the same forward. We also provide detailed assistance for installation without much hassle of complex functioning of the machinery. We always strive to achieve more than client satisfaction with our timely delivery, quality and efficiency towards every oven manufactured by us.

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