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Groundbraking natural low-GI sugar revealed, with Nobel link

Until not long ago, Holista CollTech was best known for being the only company to produce ovine collagen using patented extraction methods. 

Thailand’s sugar major looks at ways to capitalise on high prices

Thailand’s biggest sugar manufacturer has filed a legal application with financial regulators to raise money for the expansion of its core sugar business, with proceeds to be used to build...

Aboriginal edible grubs: Forget dietary tastes, it’s the data that’s lacking

Even if people could be persuaded to ditch their Wagyu beef for a wood-boring grub, a lack of scientific information means, for now, traditional Aboriginal insects would be unlikely to...

Yowie re-enters Australia and signs wildlife conservation deal

Character confectionery brand Yowie has returned to the Australia and New Zealand markets; brand owner the Yowie Group has also signed a partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)....

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DSM bolsters Gulf presence with Dubai HQ

Nutritional ingredients manufacturer DSM now has a representative presence in the Middle East with the opening of a regional office in Dubai. 

Brazil’s Minerva wants to make South America the ME’s premier supplier

With exports to the Middle East accounting for more than a third of its global sales, one of South America’s biggest beef producers has announced that it will begin developing...

Fake Ferrero and Mars chocolate seized in China

Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.

CP Foods pumps cash into Russia’s meat industry

Russia will see millions of dollars invested in its meat industry this year amid Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods' (CP Foods') plans to pump US$2 billion into expansion there by 2020. 

Singapore chain to roll out 100 cooked-crab vending machines by March

A chain of seafood restaurants in Singapore has opened what appears to be the world’s first cooked-crab vending machine, which come piping hot in three flavours and vacuum sealed in...

Somerdale starts cheese exports to the Philippines

Somerdale International, an exporter of British cheese to more than 50 countries, has started exporting a range to the Philippines.

Singapore welcomes first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef

Some of Singapore’s top restaurants have received the first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef. 

Shimadzu targets mycotoxins and synthetic antimicrobials

Shimadzu has released two high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analyzers.

News in brief

Australia and Bangladesh discuss food safety standards

Australia has provided insights into standard setting to Bangladesh which is working on its food safety system.

Q4 and full-year results

Hershey bets on multi-textural snacking and Chinese e-commerce for growth

Reese’s and Cookie Layer Crunch will be major investment focuses when Hershey’s next CEO Michele Buck takes office in March, 2017, according to the company’s Q4 earnings conference call....

International university consortium launched to boost food science and nutrition in China

Five universities have joined forces to establish a joint knowledge base for international food companies to access the Chinese market, and promote their food science and nutrition work in the country....

Australia

GrainCorp, Cargill offload Allied Mills for $317m

GrainCorp will receive A$190m (US$144m) for its 60% stake in Allied Mills from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), which will also pay A$127m to Cargill for its 40% share of the...

India

Arjuna launches natural preservative for chilled meat

India natural ingredients major Arjuna Natural Extracts has launched a natural, formulation-specific preservative designed to increase the shelf life of chilled meats.

Blackmores Institute: It’s vital we help pharmacists enhance supplements knowledge

Blackmores Institute is to hold its first Singapore symposium as part of its efforts to help train and guide pharmacists to safely and effectively integrate supplements into their practices.

ASIA'S FOOD LEADERS VIDEO SERIES

Video: ‘We’re investing where the market grows…and that’s Asia’

Distributor Jebsen & Jessen has been splashing the cash in Asia, having recently opened in its first ingredients site in the region – a $17m joint venture malt processing factory...

Saputo looks to delist Warrnambool Cheese & Butter after share offer

Canadian dairy company Saputo has made an offer to buy out the remaining shares of Australian firm Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB).

Singapore identifies scope for continued food manufacturing growth as e-commerce and innovation increases

E-Commerce and innovation is driving the growth of Singapore’s food manufacturing and food services industries - but firm's need to quicken the pace of technological change, according to the government...

South Asia radius

Traders associations prepare for multinational soda ban in Tamil Nadu

An industry group and a trades union have backed a ban on beverages made by multinational companies in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, signalling possible trouble for PepsiCo...

Australian craft pioneer changes focus from beer to $260 whisky

One of Australia’s early craft breweries has grown up to become a premium whisky distillery.

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Vietnamese businesses offered new link to US

The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam has joined Washington-based Global Food Safety Forum and a business association in a move that could allow more local products into the American...

Amway plans 50 stores in India amid sports nutrition and consumer durables push

Amway has revealed it plans to open a further 50 stores in India, but has vowed to remain a direct-selling company with sellers “the key point of distribution”.

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