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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?

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. 

'Fuel-injected' rice closing in on reality

A project to develop a cutting-edge variety rice has received a significant funding boost, and is now about to roll into its second phase.

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Aker secures four krill ‘innovation patents’ in Australia

Aker BioMarine has announced that its claims covering krill oil compositions on sale in Australia have been awarded “innovation patents”. 

Nutrition watchdog slams rugby sponsorship deal

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has expressed strong concern over the recent sponsorship deal between the Warriors rugby league club and Chinese-owned New Zealand infant formula company.

Regulation required for Vietnam's skyrocketing supplements

It is vital for Vietnam to manage its production and distribution of dietary supplements if it plans to prevent potential threats to consumers, according to a senior government food health...

Vietnam going all out for growth in seafood exports

The Vietnamese seafood industry is eyeing exports worth $10-10.5bn by 2020, according to a leading trade official, although judging by recent trends, this might be a difficult task.

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FSANZ calls for submissions on GM soybean

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to change the Food Standards Code to allow food derived from a genetically modified soybean.

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NZ gets lactose-free fresh cow’s milk

Lactose-intolerant New Zealanders are now able to consume fresh cow’s milk for the first time with the launch of a new product on the market.

NZ honey study's sweet and sour findings

A PhD student at New Zealand’s Lincoln University has found that nearly half of mono-floral honey bought from supermarkets in the country were not true to their labels.

LycoRed gets local knowhow for Chinese market

Further intensifying its efforts to crack the Chinese market, an Israel-based global premix supplier has inked a distribution agreement to ease into the local food manufacturing space.

Probiotics on course for profound growth in the UAE

Research by Euromonitor has revealed that pre- and probiotics have been continually attracting new consumers in the United Arab Emirates, with growth becoming consistently strong across the segment.

Quaker thrives in China with traditional medicine cereal fortification

PepsiCo’s investment to localize its Quaker brand in China with traditional herbal medicine fortification and texture adaptations has enabled it to thrive, an analyst says.

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BioGaia to launch in Pakistan next year

BioGaia has signed an agreement with Ferozsons Laboratories for the exclusive rights to sell probiotic drops and tablets in Pakistan. The products will be sold under the BioGaia brand and...

India ready to send huge quantities of non-GMO emulsifiers to Europe

Adani Wilmar, one of the largest soy producers in South Asia, has gained non-GMO soya lecithin certification, which it will use to provide the European food industry with 30 tonnes...

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

With predicted growth of 15 to 20% imminent, probiotics in China and South Asia are destined for big things. But, according to Russell Ward, research director of food analyst Giract,...

CHOICE Australia says kids’ cereals are nutritionally disappointing

The nutritional value of breakfast cereals marketed to children in Australia is disappointing, with high sugar and salt content and low fiber levels, the country’s consumer watchdog CHOICE says.

Probiotic found to reduce eczema symptoms over long-term period

Clinical trials have found that a dairy culture probiotic shows significant long-term benefit for children suffering from eczema, even after they have stopped taking the supplement.

Study links heightened diabetes risk to modern oils

A long-term research study published this week has confirmed that non-traditional methods of cooking are significantly contributing to the rise in diabetes among Indians.

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Wellmune WGP enters Japanese market

Biothera has named Ryusendoas its exclusive distributor in Japan of Wellmune WGP and its other immune health ingredients for foods, beverages, and supplements.

NZ researchers breed first hypo-allergenic milk producing cow

Researchers in New Zealand have genetically engineered a dairy cow that produces hypo-allergenic high-protein milk.

Study uncovers region's strong probiotic potential

As markets for probiotics in Europe and North America come under pressure, a new study from Giract opens the lid on the industry’s prospects for growth in Asia.

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