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INCPEN: Packaging Not To Blame For Food Waste

Misunderstandings and misinformation about packaging can negatively affect its ability to deliver sustainability benefits, the Industry Council for Research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN)...

IOI Loders Croklaan Expands Into Philippines

The oils and fats producer has been building a portfolio in the Philippines food manufacturing industry, and opening a new office in Makati, Manila will...

Herbal Products Hit US$6.9 Billion in Sales

Retail sales of herbal supplements in the United States saw a 7.5 percent increase, reaching an all-time high of US$6.9 billion in 2015. This marks...

tna Expands Asia Pacific Team With Three New Team Members

The new positions of customer service and logistics coordinator, project manager and technical support engineer will join the food processing and packaging supplier’s on-the-ground support...

World Food Prices Rise To Highest In 15 Months

Food prices for all commodities globally except cereals rose in the past month, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Price Index.

Savoury Snacks Market Could Reach US$138 Billion By 2020

Representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 percent, the worldwide savoury snacks market is projected to rise from US$94.5 billion in 2015 to...

Environmental Concerns in Asia As Seaweed Demand Soars

Asia’s thriving seaweed industry is driven by demand for food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical products, but the sector needs to avoid ecological and societal downsides experienced...

Health-Conscious Consumers Want Easier-To-Read Label Information

A majority (67 percent) of consumers are looking for easy to understand information on their products, as seen in a global survey by TNS, commissioned...

Deputy Prime Minister Announces US$3.34 Billion Industry Transformation Map

The food services Industry Transformation Map (ITM) is the first of 23 ITMs being developed under the S$4.5 billion (US$3.34 billion) Industry Transformation Programme announced...

Select Group Opens New US$44.6 Million Headquarters in Singapore

Food service provider Select Group Limited opened its new S$60 million (US$44.6 million) corporate headquarters at Senoko South Road at a ceremony officiated by Tharman...

Drinking Beetroot Helps Muscle Recovery, But Not The Way You Expect

Beetroot juice can help reduce muscle pain and hasten recovery, but these health effects did not involve antioxidants, a recent study published in the journal...

Technology Plays Crucial Role in Asia’s Developing Agricultural Sector

Drones and accessible mobile broadband are some ways technology can help with agricultural development improvements in the Asia-Pacific region.

Heineken Purchases Brewery In Vietnam From Carlsberg

Dutch brewing company Heineken has purchased a brewery in Vietnam from Carlsberg for an undisclosed amount.

Energy Drinks Grow 29 Percent Worldwide Over Past Five Years

More energy drinks were launched worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 2008. Volume sales also rose 10 percent worldwide, with China experiencing the...

Healthy Eating Habits In Asia Encouraged by GDA Nutrition Labels

Industry initiatives, such as front-of-pack Guideline Day Amounts (GDA) encouraging consumers to make healthy choices, have been gathering steam in Asian markets.

Higher Sugar Prices Put Asian F&B Margins At Risk

World raw sugar prices have risen by 30 percent since mid-April, as the market started factoring in potentially lower global sugar output in 2016/17. Domestic...

Demand For Food Processing Technology In Asia Boosts Global Market

Increased global demand for food processing machinery comes from China, India and Saudi Arabia’s growing markets.

Havi Group Consolidates Companies Under One Brand Name

The supply chain provider has joined nearly all of its operating companies under one brand name.

Sappe Acquires Stake In All Coco, Plans To Expand Globally

Thai drink manufacturer and distributor Sappe has secured a 40 percent stake in All Coco, producer of ‘Nam Hom’ coconut water and desserts prepared from...

Ingredion To Acquire Thai Rice Starch and Flour Business

Ingredients solution provider Ingredion has agreed to acquire Sun Flour Industry Company Limited, a rice starch and flour business based in Banglen, Thailand.

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Exotic flavours are in, and with american consumers being unfamiliar with Asian cuisine, flavours like sambal, rendang and turmeric seem to be gaining traction. By Manik Mehta

Exploring IoT In The F&B Industry

An Eye On The Future Of Southeast Asia’s FMCG Industry

Least Cost Formulation: Knowing Your Fat From Your Lean

Fermented foods have been recognised for centuries as healthy and tasty. Beyond that, what do you get in fermenting medicinal herbs? Symbiotic fermentation of botanicals broadens the spectrum of health…

Coconut-Based Beverages Surge In Popularity Due To Health Benefits

Keeping An Eye On Food Label Regulations

High Pressure Processing On The Rise

Sourcing all your packing line equipment from one supplier can help boost performance and profitability. By Torsten Giese, marketing manager, PR and exhibitions, Ishida Europe

Food Packaging To Meet On-The-Go Asian Lifestyles

Future Of Food Technology

Case-Study: Automating For Efficiency

Natural colours are not only perceived as healthier by consumers than their synthetic counterparts, but consumers are demanding them to be the standard. What does this mean for manufacturers? By…

Achieving Energy Balance In Our Asian Lifestyles

Common Emulsifiers & Stabilisers In Everyday Food

Colouring Foods For Future-Proof Product Development

Gluten-free products, previously positioned only for gluten-intolerant consumers, are often perceived as less tasteful. However, with new production processes, companies are now enlarging the spectrum of gluten-free products with those…

On The Rise: Six-Legged Protein

Being Good To Your Gut

Fermenting For Senior Nutrition

GNT has expanded its line of Exberry colouring foods with more powders that offer true natural and high-performing colours for instant beverages, pressed tablets and seasoned sweet and savoury snacks.…

Flexicon: Bulk Bag Filler Head

Dansensor: Leak Testing System

Ahrma: Smart Pallet

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