India to introduce new food packaging regulations

INDIA - India’s food regulator will soon set new norms for pouches, foil containers, bottles and boxes that are used to package food and beverages to address concerns over contamination arising from sub-standard material and the printing on them. “There will be separate regulations for packaging, for which draft regulations will be out soon,” said…

TexMex Cuisine to invest US$23m in Chili’s restaurant expansion

INDIA - American casual dining restaurant chain Chili’s Grill & Bar plans to open 35 new outlets in southern and western India in the next three years with Rs150 crore (US$23 million) of investment by its local partner TexMex Cuisine India Pvt. Ltd. TexMex Cuisine is the master franchisee for Chili’s Grill & Bar (owned…

Ready-to-cook brand Fingerlix gets US$7 million funding

INDIA - Ready-to-cook (RTC) food brand Fingerlix has raised Rs 45 crore (US$6.9 million) in its third institutional round of funding from Accel Partners. Existing investor Zephyr Peacock also participated in this round. With this, the total capital raised by the Mumbai-based company stands at Rs 63 crore (US$97.7 million). Fingerlix will use the capital…