The constant quest for innovation requires food technologists to be up-to-date with research. From hydrocolloids to oils and fats, flavours to flour what works well in which formulations, how does production method affect performance, and what are the sensory effects?
A scheme based on a computer-aided process simulation tool can optimise the cocoa manufacturing process in Malaysia and double output, claims new research.
DSM is launching a new line of natural flavours led by authentic taste needs in the Asia Pacific region, which can help flavour firms construct flavours with complex notes that...
The chocolate category still accounts for over half of new confectionery product launches in Japan, but the functional segment is beginning to steal some of the limelight, according to a...
Although the food and drink flavouring market in Southeast Asia is “growing enormously”, consumer tastes are still cost-driven and traditional, according to top flavour producer IFF.
China’s reputation as an ingredient supplier has suffered from a spate of food safety problems – but the food industry should not paint all China-based companies with the same broad...
Ohly has officially opened a new yeast extract plant in Harbin, China, giving it an Asian production arm to complement existing plants in the US and Europe.
Taura Natural Ingredients is expanding its range of bakery fruit ingredients to appeal to consumers in Asia.
The Indian Ministry of Health has approved the use of Beneo’s low GI Isomalt sweetener in a raft of new food categories, including Indian sweets and more Western-style foods.
Nestle is setting up an innovation hub in Singapore that will focus on the development of coffee mixes in the Asia Pacific region.
China, India and the US must make firm commitments to sourcing sustainable palm oil if any meaningful progress is to be made on tackling deforestation, according to one UK government...
Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech has signed a five-year deal with Sugar Australia for distribution and marketing of its stevia-derived sweeteners for the Australian and New Zealand food and beverage...
New data on salt in processed meats in Australia indicate that the majority of products on the market have higher than acceptable levels.
Excessive intakes of the flavour enhancer MSG are not associated with weight gain, according to new data from China that challenges previous claims.
Pulverised lime is being added to bleaching agents used in Chinese flour in a bid to cut production costs and boost profits, China state media has reported this week.
Burgeoning demand for flavours from Chinese food manufacturers has led to rapid growth in the last decade and encouraged more foreign firms to set up operations there, says Leatherhead.
Chinese supplier Fenchem said its new collagen peptide extracted from fish scales, an ingredient used in the joint health food and drinks market in Japan, is aimed at food and...
Scoular has signed a distribution agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to secure a lower cost, non-GM supply of soy protein isolate for nutritional products and meats.
DSM has obtained approval for its Preventase acrylamide mitigating enzyme portfolio in the high potential chinese market.
A dried stock made from the fish and seaweed may improve the palatability of reduced-salt products, suggests new research.
Extracts from the Asian plant Osmanthus fragrans may prevent browning of foods, and offer an alternative to formulators looking to tap the ‘natural’ wave.
Aldi is removing the Southampton Six food colours from products in its Australian supermarkets, following a campaign by consumer groups.
Niutang is preparing to introduce its Reb A sweetener from stevia next year and is starting discussions with existing customers and new ones that have a parallel product development timeline.
FSANZ says the majority of Australian adults are not exceeding its recommended maximum daily salt intake, following media reports that claim some Australians could be consuming 40g of salt a...
Swiss firm Nestle ranks second in terms of innovation targeted at Asia's emerging markets, claims a fresh 'business vitality' index from the Global Intelligence Alliance Group (GIA).
Stevia’s expense compared to other sweeteners is a major market limitation, according to a new paper on the stevia market, although industry players say they are working to bring its...