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Sucralose eco-production process given green light in China

A Chinese company is preparing to debut a brand new environmental process that helps break down harmful byproducts from the sucralose production process.

Snapshot: China

Dirty ingredients prompt more Chinese to opt for clean labels

It is no coincidence that China is leading the way across the Asia-Pacific region by moving towards natural foods. With the country’s industry sullied by an ever-evolving tale of lax...

CP Kelco starts Brazilian pectin expansion as global demand rebounds

Hydrocolloid giant CP Kelco has announced the first phase in a series of projects to expand its Brazilian pectin operation by 30% to cope with rebounding demand for the ingredient.

Fiber: The golden ingredient in Japan’s promising cereal sector

Fiber is a core selling point of breakfast cereal in Japan given the low dietary intake in the country, says a Canadean analyst.

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Capsugel targets nutra and pharma sectors with liquid lipid technology

Pharma and supplement manufacturing giant Capsugel has launched a platform around lipids, liquids and semi-solid fill technologies targeting the food supplement and pharma sectors.

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

French supplier Roquette is putting its R&D supplements facility up for rent by any party seeking to develop food supplements and food products – whether they are its own customers...

Nutrition groups honours DSM’s China outfit for promoting science

The Chinese Nutritional Society has awarded the China operation of food science major DSM its first ever Nutrition Innovation Gold Award.

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Biova egg membranes get preferred distributor for Japan and Tawan

Biova, the water soluble egg membrane supplier, has finalised an agreement with Maypro Industries to be its preferred distributor of its ingredient portfolio in Japan and Taiwan.

Mondelez upsizes Cadbury Dairy Milk blocks in New Zealand

Mondelez International will introduce larger rounder pieces for Cadbury Dairy Milk in New Zealand for the same price point.

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Indian curcumin researcher named spice innovator of the year

The Spices Board, the Indian government-approved body that controls all spice-related activities in the country, has named Benny Antony as its Innovator of the Year. Antony received the accolade for...

Probiotics

BioGaia signs new distribution channels in the Far East

Probiotic developer BioGaia has signed two major agreements to give the exclusive rights to its ProTectis baby drops and ProTectis and Gastrus tablets through retail pharmacy channels in China and...

Research

Kiwi blackcurrants can reduce mental fatigue

New Zealand’s blackcurrants can help stressed executives manage their busy work days, early research suggests.

Sustainability NGOs back Cameroon cultivation of African cherry tree

Two NGOs responsible for safeguarding plants and forests have positively reviewed the harvesting practices of a prostate-benefitting botanical harvested in Cameroon.

Javaplant site visit - extraction in Indonesia

FoodNavigator-Asia recently visited Indonesia's largest extraction facility, Javaplant, to look at how one of Asia's top 10 botanical, coffee and tea extractors produces products for export around the world.

Spirulina can better manage blood sugar in diabetes patients

Indian researchers have found evidence that spirulina can help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar levels, among other benefits.

Report shows Chinese-made formula better and cheaper than imports

Chinese consumers are paying more for a lower nutritional content when they opt for foreign-made milk formula, according to a study by the China Dairy Industry Association.

China 'sparked idea' behind whey protein bakery improvers: Arla Foods Ingredients

China was part of the inspiration behind the development of whey protein bakery improvers, a senior manager at Arla Foods Ingredients says.

History snapshot

New Zealanders' long-standing love affair with cod liver oil

Until the introduction of synthetic vitamins in the 1960s, cod liver oil had been used in New Zealand since the earliest days of settlement to ward off or cure illnesses.

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Health World’s gives TV backing to new-won Cholesstrinol rights

Health science company Health World will take its message to the airwaves in Australia and New Zealand after winning the rights to SourceOne’s Cholesstrinol patented heart health formulation in a...

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DuPont extends partnership with Mingtai for increased MCC production

DuPont Nutrition & Health will expand its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) line through an extended agreement with Taiwan-based Mingtai, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of MCC. The agreement includes development,...

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Sterol research grants awarded to eight Asian scientists

BASF’s nutrition and health division has presented Newtrition Asia Research Grants to eight scientists in recognition of their work in advancing heart health research.

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StarchLite gets Australasia distributor

New Jersey-based Pharmachem Laboratories has signed Pacific Resources of Sydney as its exclusive distributor for StarchLite for the food and beverage markets across Australia and New Zealand. 

Grain development

New salt-tolerant rice strain could help in fight for food security

A newly developed strain of rice tolerant to levels of salt found in seawater might become available to farmers in the next four to five years, and its impact on...

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Connell Brothers to bring heat-stable probiotic to Asia-Pacific

Connell Brothers has signed an exclusive agreement with Ganeden Biotech to market the American company’s GanedenBC30 priobiotic across the Asia-Pacific region. Connell plans to begin distribution immediately, beginning with Southeast and North...

Swiss infant formula recalled in Shanghai over repackaging claims

Swiss infant formula manufacturer, Hero, has moved to dispel concerns about the safety of its Nutradefense brand infant formula in China after authorities in Shanghai ordered retailers to pull it...