20 Small Business Ideas In Packaged Food Industry

  1. BREAD PRODUCTION

Quality bread provides fiber and carbohydrates in a convenient, low-fat form that is portable and delicious. Good bread never goes out of style. The bread production industry has several diversified opportunities. Fresh quality bread is always in demand for both urban and suburban areas. The bread production process is also not complex.

2. VINEGAR MANUFACTURING

Vinegar is a good preservative. Generally, it contains 5% acetic acid. Compliances under the FPO and PFA Act are mandatory for vinegar manufacturing. Commercial scale vinegar manufacturing requires sound technical knowledge.

3. SUGAR CANDY MANUFACTURING

Sugar candy is generally considered as hard boiled sugar confectionery. There are so many popular flavours for sugar candy like orange, pineapple, mango, mint, strawberry etc. Sugar candy manufacturing is one of the most popular food processing business ideas.

4. SOYA CHUNKS PROCESSING

First of all, any individual can initiate the soya chunks processing on the small-scale basis. The major raw materials are soybean meal and peanut meal.  Soya chunks production process involves milling, mixing, extruding and cutting. This is one of the most profitable food processing business one can start with moderate capital investment.

5. SUGAR CANDY MANUFACTURING

Sugar candy is generally considered as hard boiled sugar confectionery. There are so many popular flavors for sugar candy like orange, pineapple, mango, mint, strawberry etc. Sugar candy manufacturing is one of the most popular food processing business ideas.

6. SOY SAUCE PRODUCTION

The major raw materials, that needed for soy sauce production are soybeans, wheat, and salt. Also, you can obtain different types of manufacturing processes to produce different types of soy sauce. You can start soy sauce production on the small-scale basis also.

7. RICE BRAN OIL PRODUCTION

The Commerce Ministry recently allowed bulk exports of rice bran oil and removed quantitative restrictions on outbound shipments of organic edible oils. Rice bran oil is a premium edible oil with limited consumption in India. Rice bran oil production is capital intensive. However, you must establish an export-oriented unit to get much better profitability

8. PASTA MAKING

The artificial drying process allows pasta to be produced at industrial level and therefore to be distributed. The drying process is the final main step of industrial pasta production, and it is fundamental to greatly prolong shelf life of the product. Manufacturing process is not complex and the demand is increasing.

9. PALM OIL PROCESSING

The main raw material is palm fruits. Palm oil is used as an edible oil. Apart from that, there is a demand for commercial industrial use. Palm oil processing is profitable and capital intensive. All type palm oil processing units differ in the level of mechanization of each unit operation and the interconnecting materials transfer mechanisms.

10. PACKAGED DRINKING WATER PRODUCTION

Increasing awareness of health and scarcity of getting pure drinking water have made an immense market demand for packaged drinking water. Nowadays people prefer to have packaged drinking water not only at outside but also in-house. In initiating packaged drinking water business, it is important to check the PH balance of water where you want to establish the unit.

11. ICE CREAM CONE MAKING

Any individual can initiate the ice cream cone making business on the home-based and small-scale basis. Ice cream cones of many varieties flavors and in different forms are served around the year and demand is going up year after year. The most popular mode of serving is in cones as it is neat & clean, easy to store and there is no disposal need. 

12. ICE BLOCK MANUFACTURING

Ice block making business can be established as the small-scale basis. Actually, ice blocks are essential for transportation and preservation of fishes. According to the local demand for ice blocks, the unit should be established as far as production output is concerned.

13. GINGER GARLIC PASTE PROCESSING

Ginger and Garlic Paste is mainly used as a condiment in various food preparation and also serves as a carminative and gastric stimulant in many medicinal preparations. As instant mixes and spices are becoming more popular the demand for ginger garlic paste is also increasing. 

14. FRENCH FRY MAKING

Good quality potatoes are generally used to make french fry. French fries are becoming very popular in the Indian market. Apart from the domestic demand, the product has an export opportunity also. French fry making business can be initiated as the small-scale basis. Need to pay attention to packaging.

15. PORRIDGE POWDER PRODUCTION ( Commonly known as dalia)

The increasing demand for nutritional and ready to eat food has increased the market potential of dalia. Dalia manufacturing business can be initiated on the small-scale basis with simple machinery. The production process is simple. Dalia production does not imply major licensing issues.

16. CUSTARD POWDER PRODUCTION

In starting custard powder production, required raw materials are corn flour, arrowroot starch, food colors, and essence. Easy availability of raw materials made this business lucrative and profitable. A small scale unit can also be established with some simple machinery. Custard powder is one of the popular food considered as dessert.

17. COCONUT OIL MANUFACTURING

Coconut oil is used as an important cooking medium. Apart from this coconut oil has various industrial applications. It is used in the manufacture of toilet soaps, laundry soaps, surface active agents and detergents, hair tonics, hair oils, cosmetics, etc. Location is one of the most important factors in starting coconut oil manufacturing.

18. PAPAD MAKING

Any individual can initiate the papad making business on the small-scale and home-based basis also. Papad making is one of the most profitable food processing business considering the low startup capital investment. Papad is a thin wafer-like product and served as fried or roasted.

19. POTATO POWDER MAKING

Potato powder is increasingly being used in a variety of food preparations like snack foods, soups, curries, and other dishes as a thickening agent. However, the potato powder manufacturing is capital intensive. In this business, you will need to obtain FPO and Pollution Control Board permission to run the unit.

20. SOYA CHUNKS PROCESSING

First of all, any individual can initiate the soya chunks processing on the small-scale basis. The major raw materials are soybean meal and peanut meal.  Soya chunks production process involves milling, mixing, extruding and cutting. This is one of the most profitable food processing business one can start with moderate capital investment.


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