THAIFEX-World Of Food Asia 2019

Plant-based meats, drone-based food delivery, an edible coating solution that prolongs the shelf life of fruit, smart packaging for traceability and authentication, and insect-based protein powder. These were a sampler of future food offerings tasted and experienced by over 67,000 trade visitors from 134 countries during THAIFEX-World of Food Asia…

Mondi Accelerates Efforts To Create Flexible Packaging

Mondi Group led Project Proof, a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The project has created a proof-of-concept prototype flexible plastic pouch incorporating a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer plastic waste originating from mixed household waste. The pouch is suitable for packaging household products such as detergent.…

Caulipower Outperforms Meatless Burgers

Tiny entrepreneurial start-up Caulipower’s vegetable-based pizza achieved $45 million in US sales in 2018, its first full year on the market, and is anticipating $100 million this year. That’s a far more impressive performance, said Julian Mellentin, director of food business consultancy New Nutrition Business, than that of meatless burger…

The Future Of HMIs

Asia-Pacific industry is increasingly interested in investing in HMIs. In fact, Mordor intelligence, an industry market analyst, predicts that the Asia-Pacific HMI market will be valued at 1529.39 million USD by 2023, at a CAGR of 12 percent. This is due to the growing need of businesses in the Asia-Pacific…

Mexican Food Prices To Soar With New Tariffs

American consumers will feel the impact of a new tariff imposed on Mexican goods as Mexico is the second largest exporter to US. The US government will be imposing a five percent tariff on all Mexican imports effective from June 10 which could be gradually raised to 25 percent by…

Waking Up To Instant Noodles

It seems instant noodles are making their way onto breakfast tables across India as new research from Mintel reveals that almost two in five (38 percent) Indians have had instant noodles for breakfast in the past three months*. On the other hand, only one in five (20 percent) have had…

Ingredion Launches NOVATION Lumina Functional Native Starches

Ingredion Incorporated has launched a new addition to its range of clean label texturisers: NOVATION Lumina functional native starches. NOVATION Lumina functional native starches are specifically designed for light-coloured applications with subtle flavours. The texturisers’ neutral colour and flavour profile give manufacturers the ability to maintain the most appealing qualities…

Review: Vitafoods Europe 2019 A Success

A record 24,211 visitors attended this year’s Vitafoods Europe, an increase of 15 percent from 2018, while the size of the show floor grew by 10 percent to meet demand, showcasing everything from new ingredients and finished products to packaging and contract manufacturing. As a reflection of the success of…

Australian Agricultural Company Suffers From Extreme Weather Conditions

Australia’s largest cattle producer, Australian Agricultural Company Limited has suffered a AUS$107 million loss at the start of 2019 due to extreme weather events—AUS$60 million in drought cost and estimated AUS$47 million in livestock lost and emergency expenditure incurred in the Gulf flood event. An estimated 43,000 head of cattle were…
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