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GEA to build Asia’s largest milk production facility for Amul in India

GEA is set to build a new dairy plant in India for AmulFed Dairy that, when completed, will be the largest skim milk powder and dairy whitener plant in Asia.

FoodPro / AIFST Convention 2017

Weak consumer confidence and retail slowdown big concerns for Aussie food manufacturers

Business confidence is outweighing that of consumers in Australia, with rising household debt, more out-of-home dining and falling retailer margins having the potential to cause problems for the nation’s food...

FoodPro / AIFST Convention 2017

Shipping dumplings to China: Minister says Aussie food firms can be 'as innovative as Silicon Valley'

The Australian food industry can become as “innovative as Silicon Valley” by embracing innovation, tapping into migrant community networks and exporting more to Asia - with one firm now seeking...

Australia

Lion refutes rumour that XXXX brewery will close

Australian brewery major Lion has categorically denied that its iconic Castlemaine Perkins brewery in Brisbane will close after media reported that staff had been notified of the closure.

Roha acquires Delta’s colours business for Middle East expansion

Indian natural colours and pigments major Roha will expand into the Middle East and North Africa following its acquisition of the colour division of Delta Aromatics.

Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

Enhanced vitamin A banana a 'world first': Australian academics

Australian researchers have created the world's first golden orange-fleshed banana, which is rich in pro-vitamin A and will help tackle micronutrient deficiency in Uganda.

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WATCH: Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’

The probiotics sector is forecast to soar by 23% in China to 2020 and even greater long-term growth beckons if the industry unites to better educate consumers and regulators.

Asia-Pacific

Ingredion increases bakery snack texturisers line

Ingredion has grown its Precisa Crisp line of texturises for the Asia-Pacific snack industry with four new products.

Indigenous botanicals: $1.25 million project to study and commercialise Aboriginal plant-based products

The nutritional profile and bioactive compounds of Aboriginal food plants will be assessed as part of a major new research partnership to support the development of an Australian native food industry....

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Philippines urges the crop-rich to give to the crop-poor

The Philippines has called for the establishment of a world food bank to receive agricultural products as “deposits”, which in turn would be loaned out to other needy countries.

Asia-Pacific

DuPont introduces new enzymes for bakery

DuPont has been granted approval for three bakery enzymes used as processing aids in Japan.

WATCH: First packaged edible insect snack for China to be launched

A chip style snack made with silkworm powder is to be launched in China, in what is believed to be the first edible insect-based packaged product to go on sale...

Cracka Wines to be first Aussie company to crowd-source equity funding

An Australian wine retailer has set out to raise A$5m (US$3.8m) by crowd-sourcing equity funding from its customers as it embarks on expansion into sales in Asia.

Singapore seeks to level playing field for SMEs to tap into functional foods trend

New guidelines have been launched in Singapore for food manufacturers seeking to develop food products with approved health and nutrition claims.

Thai meat giant claims ethical approach to hiring of migrants

One of Thailand’s largest meat companies, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), has declared that the migrant staff comprising nearly a fifth of its workforce have been recruited in line with anti-slavery...

Push to make green farming profit started in New Zealand

A sheep and beef cluster is part of a government-backed project in New Zealand to improve Northland farmers’ agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and profit.

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.

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