07 Feb, 2020by FnBnews.com
In a bid to ease procurement of tomatoes for hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa), Kagome Foods India (KFI), one of the leading food processing companies in the world with headquarters in Japan, launched its exclusive range of tomato-based products at the India Food Forum, which is underway here.
The company’s launch portfolio comprises of unique, new-to-the-market crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, thick tomato concentrate, Tomato Makhani gravy base, Italian pizza pasta sauce, classic pizza pasta sauce and tomato soup base.
KFI is a vertically integrated, seed-to-table company, with complete control over the quality of its products. It develops and supplies its own processing-specific tomato seeds to farmers, who grow them in a controlled environment, as per the cultivation best practices imparted to them.
These special tomatoes are harvested when fully ripe and are processed in a state-of-the-art plant with world class processing and packaging equipment.
The final products are manufactured under stringent Japanese quality controls, resulting in global quality products at local prices.
The annual India Food Forum event offered KFI a platform for knowledge sharing through insightful and detailed conferences and masterclasses on the food landscape in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Bhatla, the company’s managing director, said, “Tomatoes in India hold tremendous significance in our culinary journey, as they act as a vital catalyst in enhancing the taste of Indian foods.”
“We are trying to drive convenience and consistency in foodservice kitchens through our preservative-free tomato products to add flavours in myriad cuisines,” he added.
“KFI ensures that HoReCa gets high-quality, preservative-free processed tomatoes throughout the year at a consistent quality and price, irrespective of the prices of raw tomatoes in the market,” Bhatla said.
The India Food Forum gets together industry stakeholders annually to present and analyse research findings, consumption and retail trends in food, through conferences, masterclasses and specialised exhibition zones.
The event puts together the most comprehensive capsule of trends and innovations that affect businesses engaged in all aspects of the food retail value chain – from sourcing ingredients to retailing.