Plus: Mis-stating sodium content is commonplace, claims researcher; Industry growth continues at 11% per year; Record chilli prices follow difficult growing conditions; and Named chains among those found to be selling unsafe sweets in Delhi.
Plus: Complementary health red tape review well received by industry; F&B segment doing the ‘heavy lifting’ for New Zealand’s economy; and Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles.
Indonesia’s forests are being ravaged by forest and peatland fires that are sparking a public health and environmental crisis – but how responsible is the palm oil industry?
Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South Korea in 2016.
Plus: HK supermarket leads unhealthy food promotion in international study; Feed producer gets US$100m from environment-minded PE firm; and One-third of Hong Kong’s foodservice drinks contain excess levels of sugar.
A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.
Almarai has installed a 37,000 bird-per-hour poultry processing line from Ishida, the Japanese firm announced, as it revealed it also made an on-floor sale at Gulfood Manufacturing.
Oman and Japan have agreed to form a US$400m investment fund focused on food and agribusiness, aimed at boosting the industry in Oman as well as Japanese exports.