Crown Expands In Asia With New Plant In Indonesia

Beverage and food can manufacturer Crown Asia Pacific has opened a new beverage can manufacturing plant in Jakarta, Indonesia. The facility is the company’s 16th beverage can plant in Asia Pacific and its first in Indonesia, and supports emerging demand for eco-friendly beverage packaging formats. “There is great potential for…

Australia: Reducing Sugar In Soft Drinks Helps To Reconnect Consumers

Australia’s total carbonated soft drink (CSD) volume sales are expected to see a 2.3 percent decline in 2017, according to market intelligence company Mintel. In fact, CSD sales dipped 4.7 percent in 2016 since 2014. The CSD sector in Australia is facing continued pressure amid consumer concerns about sugar. A…

Is Food Production Our Best Hope For Reducing Methane Emissions?

A major opportunity for avoiding climate change’s worst impacts lies in reducing methane emissions, particularly from food production, according to two studies published in the journals Earth System Science Data and Environmental Research Letters. Emissions of methane have increased significantly in recent years and are approaching an internationally recognised worst-case…

Increasing Consumption Of Packaged Food Fuelling Folding Cartons Market

The opportunities in the folding cartons market is forecast to reach US$57.6 billion by the end of 2017, according to a report by market intelligence company Transparency Market Research. The report revealed that the demand in the global folding cartons market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)…

Study: Experimental Drug Reverses Obesity-Related Liver Disease

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) in the US have developed a drug called URMC-099 that protects mice from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is caused by a high-fat diet. Obesity often leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Individuals with the most severe form of the disease,…

Barry Callebaut Acquires Ingredients Division Of Gertrude Hawks Chocolates

Barry Callebaut Acquires Ingredients Division Of Gertrude Hawks Chocolates, a manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it has successfully closed the acquisition of the ingredients division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates in the US, and its integration has already begun. Antoine de Saint-Affrique, chief executive officer, Barry Callebaut,…

Quality And Digitisation Vital For Future Success In Food Industry

Increased Quality And Digitisation Vital For Future Success In Food Industry in factories are two key trends identified in a recent global survey by food and drink IT specialist CSB-System. A total of 120 decision-makers in the international food and beverage industry participated in the research, which revealed that respondents…

Southeast Asian Farmers Visit Cage-Free Egg Farm In The UK

Egg producers from Southeast Asian Farmers Visit Cage-Free Egg Farm In The UK travelled to an egg farm in Shrewsbury, UK, to learn about cage-free egg production. Humane Society International (HSI), a global animal protection organisation, sponsored the trip to UK-based egg farm Heal Eggs Limited for Ma Chin Chew…

Study Prebiotics Improve Iron Absorption

Two recent studies have led to new insights into supplements containing the prebiotic Vivinal GOS—developed by FrieslandCampina; it increases the uptake of iron and improves gut microbiome. The first Study Prebiotics Improve Iron Absorption showed an increase in iron absorption by 62 percent upon supplementation with the prebiotic in iron…

Craft Spirits Market To Hit US$80.4 Billion By 2025

The global craft spirits market is expected to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate of 33.4 percent from 2017 to 2025, according to market intelligence company Grand View Research. Craft Spirits Market To Hit US$80.4 Billion By 2025 Asia Pacific is expected offer lucrative opportunities for distillers owing…
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