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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?

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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Alchem expands in India

Alchem International yesterday inaugurated its expanded Neemrana facility in India. The Rajasthan plant will exclusively produce USP Sennosides. Extracted from senna leaves and pods, sennosides are used as laxatives in...

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The challenges of ‘natural’ and ‘bumpy road’ tests: Efficient troubleshooting in action

Dealing with problems that may arise in the formulation of food and beverage products is vital for manufacturers. In the second part of his look at troubleshooting, Leatherhead Food Research’s...

Scientists propose packaging from trout skin

Trout skin could be used to create edible packaging for the food industry, suggests fresh research.

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Expert outlines top 10 tips for efficient formulation troubleshooting

As foods become ever more complex, the need to be able to efficiently troubleshoot problems becomes even more critical. In this guest article, Wayne Morley, PhD, head of food innovation...

'Chinese demand for infant foods driving innovation'

China is setting the regional benchmark for innovation in premium infant foods, according to Enzymotec, the Israel-based lipids-maker.

Herring enzymes hold key to long life

In a busy week of enzyme news, it was suggested that enzymes from unused herring parts could soon appear in juices, and a Chinese company announced plans to tap into...

Cargill builds science for new high-intensity Monatin sweetener

Extracts from the South African plant Sclerochiton ilicifolius are amongst the ‘most potently sweet naturally occurring substances known’, report scientists from ingredients giant Cargill.

Voluntary bread folate policy hailed by industry

Industry leaders have hailed New Zealand’s decision for voluntary folic acid fortification in bread.

Avebe targets Asian frozen dumplings with innovation

Starch firm Avebe is targeting frozen dumpling manufacturers in Asia with a new ingredient that it claims will deliver better quality products.

India: 'Would you like some effervescence in your lassi, madam?'

Cola makers in India might have a battle on their hands if a recent breakthrough in making a carbonated version of lassi, a traditional Indian yoghurt-based drink, is commercialised.

German risk assessor BFR warns of Taiwanese 'bubble tea' choking risk

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BFR) has warned that tapioca balls in on trend Taiwanese bubble tea could present a choking risk for children.

India raises concerns over soda carcinogens

Following moves in the US, India will investigate whether carbonated drinks should bear cancer warnings.

China: Are imports to blame for latest infant formula problems?

More problems with infant formula milk powder have been found in China, but this time it's not domestic dairies but imports that are being blamed.

Fonterra firm against removing permeate

New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative is refusing to join milk producers and marquee retailers that are removing permeate from their milk brands.

NTC claims breakthrough with natural acid-masking ingredient

Geneva-based Natural Taste Consulting (NTC) has developed a ‘breakthrough’ ingredient for low-pH formulations like dairy and dressings that offers a new natural, cost-effective acid-masking solution.

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