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VITAFOODS 2017

Sports nutrition scoring in the mainstream: The latest trends driving the sector’s growth

The blurring of boundaries between sports nutrition and mainstream food and beverages is fuelling the sector’s growth, alongside new product development (NPD) tackling consumer needs according to their age, gender...

Deinove protects its bacteria derived feed innovation in China

French biotech company, Deinove, says its first patent focusing on the use of the bacteria, Deinococcus, for animal nutrition has been issued in China.

Bakery China 2017

China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

China’s diverse bakery industry – encompassing bakers of traditional ‘pinyin’ (literally translated as ‘Chinese style cakes and snacks’) and producers of modern items like croissants and waffles – is growing...

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events in young people with a genetic heart disease, Australian researchers claim.

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Australia exhibits 3D printed meat - in pictures

Scientists and trade body Meat & Livestock Australia have unveiled a groundbreaking 3D meat printer that makes edible protein from liquid offal and mince. 

Global campaign marks the return of the Australian kingfish

The world’s biggest full-cycle commercial kingfish producer is preparing to launch a global campaign to introduce the fish typically used in sashimi to a broader market.

Vimto gears up for bumper Ramadan

Despite “challenging” times in its home market, Vimto manufacturer Nichols is expecting another strong performance during the Ramadan season in the Middle East.

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative...

Murray Goulburn to close three facilities

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has announced it is closing three of its facilities after an asset and footprint review.

Naarmann’s tap provides ‘The Answer’ for UHT demand in Pakistan

German dairy brand Privatmolkerei Naarmann says a novel form of packaging will be central to its strategy as it prepares to begin distribution of UHT milk in Pakistan, the world’s...

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has launched a functional laban fruit drink in the Middle East after demoing the product in the manufacturer's home market.

Bel Group inaugurates Vietnam plant to produce Laughing Cow cheese

Bel Group last month inaugurated a plant to make The Laughing Cow cheese in Binh Duong province in Vietnam.

Arla looks to responsible growth in Asia

Danish-based dairy cooperative Arla Foods recently published its corporate responsibility report 2016, entitled Our Responsibility, documenting the company’s progress on responsible business practice.

FrieslandCampina promotes dairy awareness in Myanmar

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina (FrieslandCampina) says it has reached 10,000 households – approximately 50,000 people – in Dawpon Township, Yangon, as part of its campaign to raise awareness of...

Asian Blending adds new category to GDT Marketplace

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) has announced that Singapore-based milk powder blending manufacturer, Asian Blending, is now offering chocolate and vanilla flavored milk powders on GDT Marketplace.

Food Vision Asia 2017

Getting in the swing: Brands must get to grips with ‘echo chambers’

Food and beverage companies must engage more with “swing-trusters” at a time when confidence in companies and institutions is plummeting.

Calbee extends granola production to capture growing health conscious market in Asia

Japanese cereal giant Calbee is increasing its granola production capacity by 40% to capitalize on the growing health trend in Asia.

Asia sales slide at Mead Johnson but CEO insists China business ‘remains on track’

Infant nutrition firm Mead Johnson, which is in the process of being taken over by Reckitt Benckiser, saw sales in its core Asia markets tumble in the first quarter.

FOOD VISION ASIA 2017

From functional products to fortification: How the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can boost business outcomes

Tapping in to the UN’s Sustainable Development goals (SDGs) through fortification, functional products and reformulation can offer the food industry substantial growth opportunities – but more needs to be done...

Navis Capital acquires large NZ egg and feed producer

Private equity firm, Navis Capital, has taken a majority stake in New Zealand’s integrated animal feed and egg production businesses, Mainland Poultry.

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Insect protein production offers ‘viable alternative to landfill’

Organic waste is the opportunity, says Jason Drew, co-founder of the Cape Town headquartered AgriProtein, as he predicts huge growth for the insect protein industry over the next 10 to 15 years.

Australia’s DemoDAIRY starts winding-up process

DemoDAIRY at Terang, in southwest Victoria, Australia, is starting the process of winding up the cooperative after it says all options to remain open have been exhausted.

FOOD VISION ASIA 2017

Algae and insects: How to feed 9bn people a nutritious diet by 2050

Algae can become the world’s first ‘real superfoood’ and, along with edible insect products, help feed the growing global population in a more sustainable and nutritious fashion.

FOOD VISION ASIA

Diabetes in Asia: Food and nutrition industry action an economic and social imperative

Asia’s food and nutrition companies risk turning their backs on a vast potential market if they fail to innovate and reformulate to provide products to help fight the war on...

Cargill JV opens $100m oilseed plant in north China

Cargill has opened an oilseeds processing plant in northern China that it has built in partnership with New Hope and Hebei Bohai Investment Group.

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