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India

Roha solves curcumin solution issues to deliver Bright Yellow shade

Indian colours major Roha has released Natracol Bright Yellow, a water-dispersible curcumin liquid that imparts a bright yellow shade in confectionery applications.

Charoen Pokphand to build pig farm in China

Agribusiness conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) is building a pig breeding farm for 500,000 pigs in remote western China. 

This week Down Under

David Jones to go ‘foodie’ across Australia

Australia’s oldest department store chain will invest A$100m (US$76m) into gourmet foods over three years in a bid to attract foodie shoppers.

Multinationals unite to boost coconut supply chain in SE Asia

Cargill has joined Procter & Gamble and two German companies to establish sustainable and certified supply chains of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Del Monte buries the hatchet ahead of retail and NPD joint-venture

Philippines-based Del Monte Pacific has entered into a joint-venture with Arab-owned Fresh Del Monte Produce to expand its refrigerated fruit-based lines. 

2 Sisters and Weetabix lead appointments gallery

Senior appointments by 2 Sisters and Weetabix lead our latest gallery of people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry.

Six top processing, packaging and manufacturing trends set to shape foodpro 2017

Australasia's largest-of-it's-kind food processing and manufacturing show foodpro returns next month, so we've been getting the lowdown on six of the top industry trends that are set to star on...

Barentz International and Indian pharma firm unite to drive South Asia fortification opportunities

Ingredient firm Barentz International is seeking to increase its nutrition and fortification opportunities in India by linking up with Noida-based pharma company Jubilant Life Sciences.

Probiotics powerhouse: China sales outstripping global average as DuPont reveals 50% surge

DuPont says its probiotics business in China is booming, with sustained growth leading it to double capacity at its specialist Beijing production and packaging site this year.

Australia

Something Wild follows up green ant gin with wattleseed lager

Beer made with seeds from Australia’s floral emblem will be an indigenous beverage company’s second retail product, following the release of a gin made from green ants earlier this year....

Australia looks to safeguard beef exports to Korea

Following a record year of beef exports to Korea in 2016, Australia is looking to defend its position amidst contracting supply and competition from the US. 

Full durum: The South Australian science of spaghetti

A pasta industry more than 15,000km from Italy is thriving thanks to a unique collaboration between farmers, durum wheat researchers and a major food manufacturer. 

China direct

Alibaba snares two US manufacturers in bid to attract more imports

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has announced a deal with Driscoll’s and Chicken of the Sea to bring American foods to the world’s largest consumer market. 

Calbee resumes potato chip sales in Japan

Japan’s largest potato chip producer Calbee (with a 73% market hold) has restarted sales of the country’s most popular snack it suspended in April due to a severe potato shortage....

Industry big-hitters to address 50th AIFST conference in Sydney

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology will host its 50th Annual Convention next month with the boss of Bega Cheese and the country’s national science agency delivering keynote...

Australia

Beston ramps up milk supply to support cheese expansion

Australian food group Beston Global Foods has secured a deal to acquire an additional 60m litres of milk per year from 20 South Australian dairy farmers in a bid to...

KFC Australia’s ‘logical next step’ is home delivery

Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Australian arm is branching into home delivery. 

Functional foods for the elderly could be the next big growth opportunity for Singapore firms

Functional foods for Asia’s ageing population have been identified as a core growth opportunity for firms in Singapore, with multinational outfit DSM, the government, market analysts and SMEs joining forces...

Nutraceuticals in India could soon become more expensive under GST drive

Food supplements and nutraceuticals in India could become significantly more costly after 1 July because they face being subjected to a 28% general sales tax (GST) rate.

Australia

AFGC names new chief executive

Australia’s food industry representative body has promoted from within to replace Gary Dawson at its helm.

Australasia's ‘one-stop’ manufacturing event foodpro set for bumper 50th year

One of APAC's biggest food manufacturing events, foodpro, returns for its 50th year next month with organisers announcing all exhibitor space has sold out. 

This week Down Under

Woolworths rebrands healthier private-label line

Woolworths has launched a new reformulated and rebranded private-label food range created by nutritionists and chefs.

Nutritional ingredients firm Barentz International expands in Vietnam amid rising APAC sales

Dutch ingredients firm Barentz International recently has opened its first office in Vietnam, on the back of 15% annual Asia Pacific growth.

Morinaga eyes South East Asia growth with probiotics and blood pressure product

Morinaga has revealed plans to target the South East Asia market to boost sales of its functional ingredients such as its Bifidus BB536 probiotic strain.

Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

A UAE company has been named the world’s leading halal food vendor in a new report on the global market for food acceptable to Muslims.

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