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Formulation

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?

Growth of GM

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

As concerns grow for the security of food supplies for its billion-plus population, China—the sixth biggest producer of genetically modified crops—has resolved to continue importing GM soybeans to satisfy domestic...

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Givaudan opens flavour innovation centre in Mumbai

Givaudan, the fragrance and flavour major, has opened a new innovation centre in Mumbai in a bid to expand its capabilities and resources in India.

Dohler expands MENA might with Delta Aromatic acquisition

Already a mainstay in the Middle East ingredients market, Dohler has now announced further expansion in the region following its acquisition of the fruit processing and flavour unit of Delta...

GM India

Scientists call for GM halt on third anniversary of brinjal moratorium

Over 150 Indian scientists have united to call public attention to the Ministry of Agriculture, which they believe has been making a political case for genetically modified crops to counter...

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Del Monte partners Forbes to bring Reducol to India and Philippines

Forbes Medi-Tech has signed a three-year licence and supply agreement to grant Del Monte Pacific with exclusive rights to manufacture and sell food and beverages featuring the Reducol name across the...

Baby powder shortage

Hong Kong takes strong measures as smugglers milk formula supplies

With the Chinese New Year fast approaching Hong Kong is in the midst of formula frenzy, leading authorities to devise new means to safeguard the supply of baby powder to...

Straight talk

Beast of bureaucracy makes logjam hard to avoid

If there’s one thing India doesn’t need, that’s more bureaucracy. As the saying goes, the British introduced it, then the Indians perfected it post-Independence. And even as the country celebrated...

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Chart highlights Chinese supplement approvals

The US-China Health Products Association has created a historical chart mapping China's State Food and Drug Administration's (SFDA) registration approvals for dietary supplements between the years 1996 and 2012. 

Vietnamese researchers find efficient way to extract Gamma Oryzanol

Researchers in Vietnam claim to have invented technology that can be used to mass-produce Gamma Oryzanol from rice bran at a far lower cost than by current techniques.

Kosher gains ground as global QC measure

Having foods and ingredients approved by Jewish rabbis may not seem a matter that would of great importance to non-Jewish food and supplement manufacturers – not so.

Chinese formula grab leaves Australian shelves empty

Stores in Australia are fighting to replenish stocks of infant formula following an unprecedented surge in demand from Chinese customers wary of the safety of products at home.

Infant formula with fat blend benefits intestinal flora

A new Israeli study, published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, claims to have demonstrated for the first time that InFat advanced lipids, a high beta-palmitate fat blend,...

Comment

Greenpeace gone too far with GM Golden Rice scandal

“Human guinea pigs”, “gambling with health” and “shadowy research project”—the terms came thick and fast in Greenpeace’s revelation about Golden Rice earlier this year.

Palsgaard backing Asian confidence with increased investment

The chief executive of Danish chocolate and extruded whipping cake emulsifiers major Palsgaard has outlined the reasons behind the company's recent significant investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Don’t take the fun out of advertising, just the fraud from food ads

“We make a lie, we invent want,” said Don Draper, the lead character in Mad Men, the hugely successful TV show about the ad industry in the Sixties.

Sunwin to broaden stevia presence through Chinese private label bakery

Sunwin Stevia International hopes to penetrate the Chinese bakery sector further by targeting the private label segment with a range of stevia formulations.

Social storm pushes Woolworths to remove infant drink

A social media storm and petition have prompted Australian supermarket Woolworths to withdraw all juice supplies of infant drink brand Bebi from its shelves, although its infant suitable water line...

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Chr. Hansen sees red in Asia as vibrant natural colors ‘step off the shelf’

Chr. Hansen says it has high hopes in Asia and elsewhere for its new natural coloring ingredient for beverages, Ultra Stable Red, and claims investing in natural colors strips out...

Oz, NZ get first-step approval for hemp in food

The decision by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to approve the use of hemp products containing low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the production of food has received widespread...

Infant formula manufacturers opposing proposed Hong Kong promotion ban

Six of the world’s leading infant formula manufacturers are opposing a Hong Kong government proposal to ban the promotion of baby food products for children under the age of three....

NZ gives aquaculture boost by domesticating mussels

The New Zealand government has announced that it will support a seven-year, NZ$26m initiative to boost aquaculture by selectively breeding New Zealand greenshell mussels for the first time.

Experts don't buy new Pepsi’s fat-busting claims

“I know what people are thinking as they head out for a Big Mac, large fries and cola: why not make it a lighter meal and opt for diet- or...

China seizures raise fears for New Zealand's global dairy reputation

Numerous consignments of baby formula made in New Zealand have been prevented from entering China after authorities branded them substandard. Now it has come to light, the issue is raising...

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HanAll to distribute AB-Life in South Korea

AB-Biotics has signed an agreement with HanAll BioPharma to distribute its cholesterol-lowering probiotic in Korea. The deal will give the Korean company a 10-year licence to exclusively distribute the AB-Life...

Fat-blocking Pepsi will launch in Japan this week

This week will see the launch of a fat-busting new Pepsi variant that is targeting the health conscious. 

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