POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY
   
 
CSIR-CMERI developed a cereal cake making machine for producing mid-day meal for anganbari and school children. The ingredients of the cakes are chosen selectively with CFTRI to make sure that the meal provides all the nutrition needed for children. Appropriate hygiene is guaranteed in the choice of material (mostly SS304), which come in contact with the food.

 

The machines are designed in such a way that no sharp corners, fissures or cracks exist, where food particles may adhere after washing. The machine consists of a number of modules, namely a sigma mixer for making semi-solid, highly viscous (having 15% moisture), uniformly mixed dough of corn flour, honey, essential oil etc.

 

Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
Durgapur-713209, India