• Smallholder Farmers, Our Future

    Smallholder farmers, farmers who only own an average of half to two hectares of land, Read More
  • Staying Compliant with China’s New Food Safety Law

    China’s amended Food Safety Law entered into force on 1 October 2015. Since the passage Read More
  • E-Commerce: The Time is Now

    Technology is advancing rapidly, and even for food manufacturers, the time is now to grow Read More
  • Functional Foods—The Silver Lining In Ageing

    No one can stop ageing, and since it is the inevitable, why not ensure that Read More
  • Eyeballs On Elderly Nutrition

    The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers make up the fastest growing consumer markets in the Read More
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Business News

Innova Market Insights Presents 2016 Top 10 Food & Beverage Trends

Apart from clean and clear labelling and ‘free from’ foods that gained traction in 2015, the emerging trends for 2016 include the rise of ‘flexitarians’, natural or back-to-the-past food processing...

DDW Acquires SVZ International’s KleurCraft For Colouring Foods

With this acquisition, DDW, the colour house, expands its portfolio of colouring foods, custom formulations and related technology.

Tetra Pak And DeLaval Commit To Up-skill Dairy Farm Management In China

Tetra Pak and DeLaval, sister companies in the Tetra Laval Group, have signed a five-year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to provide training to Chinese dairy farm managers....

Thai Union’s Acquisition Of Bumble Bee Seafoods To Be Announced Soon

Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF) expects US authorities to rule on 18 December 2015 on whether their proposed acquisition for the seafood company will be approved.

Atlas Copco To Acquire Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum

The US$514 million transaction of Oerlikon Corporation’s Leybold Vacuum segment is expected to close in the first half of 2016, subject to regulatory merger approvals in a number of countries...

Golden Agri-Resources Launches Peat Rehabilitation Project In Indonesia

With this project, the palm oil producer aims to boost sustainability commitments, help Indonesia tackle the complex fire and haze problems, and re-engage with The Forest Trust.

Solvay Opens China Vanillin Manufacturing Facility

Located in Zhenjiang, within the Jiangsu province of China, the new vanillin manufacturing facility boosts Solvay Aroma Performance’s production capacities of the compound by 40 percent, and improves their presence...

Fonterra To Sell 50 Percent Stake In DairiConcepts To US Dairy Farmers Of America

The NZD$196 million (US$129 million) purchase by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) will be completed on 31 December 2015.

SGS Achieves Accreditation For BRC Agents & Brokers Standard

The inspection, verification, testing and certification company can now certify all parts of the food chain against a globally recognised standard.

ADM Expands Food- And Feed-Ingredient Production In China

The Tianjin plant will produce soluble fibre for food and beverage companies, while that in Nanjing will serve the country’s livestock industry.

Dairy Alternatives Market To Reach US$19.5 Billion By 2020

The recent report by MarketsandMarkets projects the market to increase at a rate of 15.5 percent annually until 2020, and driving this is the Asia-Pacific region.

Hard Fat Replacer To Be Soon Available

Solazyme, a company that creates renewable oils and ingredients for sustainable products, has announced that its latest micro-algae-based ingredient, an algae butter, will be available from early 2016.

Cargill And Mondelēz International Partner To Support Indonesia’s Cocoa Industry

Cargill and Mondelēz International are collaborating to introduce a two-and-a-half year program in Indonesia to support the country’s cocoa industry, specifically to improve the livelihood of smallholder cocoa farmers and...

DuPont Board Of Directors Gains New Chair And CEO

The DuPont board of directors has announced their new chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Edward D. Breen, who has served as interim chair and CEO of the board since...

Fonterra’s GEA-Built Whole Milk Drying Plant Begins Production

Fonterra, a dairy giant, has begun production at its new whole milk drying plant in New Zealand that was built by German company Gesellschaft für Entstaubungsanlagen (GEA). The plant is...

As the global food supply chain becomes increasingly complex, the challenges of safeguarding our food supply have increased. What is the extent of global food fraud and what are some…

Smallholder Farmers, Our Future

Staying Compliant with China’s New Food Safety Law

E-Commerce: The Time is Now

Milk and dairy products are globally advertised as healthy and essential to the daily diet as it contains vital nutrients, vitamins and the presence of all essential amino acids. Yet,…

2000 Year-Old Seawater All Bottled In

Antioxidant Properties Of Yeasts In Foods And Beverages

Broccoli’s Glucoraphanin Packs A Powerful Detoxification Punch

Imagine a wet slippery surface that lets viscous liquids glide with ease. Now, imagine it as environmentally friendly, made from FDA-approved foods, and can be used in both food manufacturing…

Minimising Allergen Risks

Keeping Up With Packaging Technology

The Smart Way Of Pre-Mixing

Taste, smell and texture have long been associated with eating enjoyment but there is one characteristic that is yet to be fully explored: sound. The noise food makes influences perceived…

Molecular Encapsulation For Stable Emulsions

Colourfully Natural

The Changing Cake & Dessert World

No one can stop ageing, and since it is the inevitable, why not ensure that as we age, we age well? Functional foods could be one way to healthy ageing.…

Eyeballs On Elderly Nutrition

Knowing Your Omega-3: Source, Efficacy And Quality

Micronutrients To Mothers, For Children

Tate & Lyle’s Claria line of functional clean-label starches are able to provide manufacturers with similarly functional starches yet present them with a clean taste and label, meeting the increasing…

Sidel: PET Packaging And Bottling Solution

Baker Perkins: Direct Convention Oven

Arla Food Ingredients: Low Calorie Yoghurt

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Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of Eastern Holdings Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.


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