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Natural ingredients in India: The four hurdles facing suppliers and manufacturers

Indian food manufacturers face four fundamental hurdles when it comes to expanding their use of natural ingredients, in addition to the extra cost that they can incur.

Vegans should take vitamin B12 supplements ‘permanently’: German Nutrition Society

It is “difficult or impossible” for vegans to get enough of nutrients like vitamin B12, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) has said in a position paper now cited by the government.

Americana saga ends after Alabbar’s Adeptio pulls out

The on-again-off-again sale of a majority stake in Kuwait Food Co, otherwise known as Americana, to a Gulf-based consortium has been scrapped by the Al Kharafi family, bringing to an end months of negotiations over a deal worth billions of dollars.

Australian beef council hails ‘important’ report

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) CEO Jed Matz has welcomed a report from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation, which assessed the dangers of tighter competition laws. 

Japan’s Yonekyu welcomes Sealpac’s packaging

Yonekyu Corporation, one of Japan’s leading processed meat companies, has applauded the impact of Sealpac’s thermoformers on its production lines, claiming the equipment is “extremely strong”.

Australia

Supermarket toddler meals found to contain a day’s worth of salt

Australian toddlers are consuming their entire recommended daily salt intake in just one meal, a study of supermarket meals has found. 

India’s food trends: What’s hot and what's not

Indian consumers are increasingly aware that all fats are not bad, are demanding more products that offer “complete wellness” and are becoming increasingly opening to exploring alternative proteins and natural sugars.

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