Food Industry Asia: The Food Industry Is A Strong Contributor To Singapore’s Economy

Singapore’s food and beverage industry contributes an estimated S$14.4 billion (US$10.5 billion) to gross domestic production (GDP) and employs nearly 300,000 people, a report released by Food Industry Asia (FIA) shows. The report, entitled “The Economic Impact of the Food Industry in Singapore”, reveals that the food industry’s total contribution…

Exhibition Review: Vitafoods Asia 2016

The Pan-Asian event that is dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Asia, drew to a successful close after two fruitful days of vibrant business networking and knowledge-sharing sessions. Held from 1-2 September 2016 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, the annual event saw more…

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients Begins Production In Thailand

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients, the ingredients arm of Jebsen & Jessen Southeast Asia, started production at its first manufacturing facility, selling premium malted products to Southeast Asian customers. Housing one of the world’s largest vacuum driers, the US$17.5 million plant is a joint venture with malt producer Muntons, and will…

Making Food Smell and Taste Better With Natural Aroma Molecules

In order to make healthy food more appetising, scientists are looking beyond tapping into taste buds. A recent study by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) showed that adding natural aromas could make food seem tastier. The researchers had volunteers smell real fruit juice aroma compounds through an…

China Mengniu Diary Announces Leadership Changes

The diary manufacturing and distribution company in China recently announced changes to its board of directors. Lu Minfang will succeed Sun Yiping as the company’s new chief executive officer. Previously, Mr Lu served as the non-executive chairman and vice president at Danone Early Life Nutrition Greater China. He also served…

Potential For 100 Percent Juice Market Growth In Developing Countries

Despite the worldwide economic slowdown and the recent debate around sugar, the market for 100 percent juice should return to growth in the future, according to a report by Tetra Pak. The beverage remains a significant part of the average consumer diet, with more than 40 percent of people drinking…

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) said. “People often regard the pre-packaging of items that can be sold loose, such as apples and tomatoes, as a demonstration of unnecessary packaging,” said…

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 provide local innovation and commercial support to customers. The new office in Manila builds upon their plans for continued growth and development across Southeast Asia.…

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 the twelfth consecutive year of growth for the sector, according to a report by the American Botanical Council (ABC). Horehound is the leading botanical product…

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 team in Bangkok, Thailand. With an extensive background in customer facing roles in the logistics and engineering industries, Saiphon Kunta joins the company as customer…
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