Companies that are able to comply with harmonised standards and technical regulations should pave the way to be allowed in all Asean countries and should benefit from broader access in the region, writes Dr Gloria Mao, Amway principal toxicologist and AAHSA technical expert.
Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may improve sexual function in healthy women, according to results of a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial.
Sabinsa’s Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 is shelf stable during processing and storage of functional foods, says a new study from the company.
Coca-Cola South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil are exploring the ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life, further reducing calories in the beverage.
Australian researchers have developed a “life-changing” diet and exercise programme which they say has resulted in an average 40% reduction in medication levels for type 2 diabetes patients.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's RSPO Next allows manufacturers to demonstrate a tougher stance on deforestation, forest fires and peatland clearance – but it has been slammed by Greenpeace which says many progressive companies and governments have already gone further.
Plus: Philippines calls farmers to action in wake of low wages and replanting; Japan could help Malaysian halal hub ambitions; and Indonesia BPOM to launch app to check food’s provenance.
Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands, in a bid worth $2.9bn.