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Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative...

Developing countries with high TB burden need ‘oral vaccine’ of a balanced diet

To ‘continue neglecting nutrition’ is incompatible with the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing tuberculosis (TB) by 90% by 2035, a leading academic from India has claimed.

Asia Pacific proves a boon for global sparkling water market

The Asia Pacific market currently accounts for 15.25% global sparkling water market, and Technavio projects it will grow at a CAGR of 3.67% through 2020, the fastest rate compared to...

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Sports nutrition set for impressive Asia growth as products become ‘lifestyle choices’

The sports nutrition market picking up the pace in Asia Pacific and can look forward to long-term growth, writes Allied Market Research analyst Ravi Chawat.

Phytosterol warning: Fat used in ‘lower cholesterol’ products impacts performance

The type of fat used as a carrier for phytosterol in fortified foods and drinks could have a major impact on the ability of the ingredient to lower cholesterol, according...

Ifad chief visits Pakistan with commitment to rural poor

The president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is visiting Pakistan this week to renew the UN agency’s commitment to alleviate rural poverty and boost food security in the...

Danish Crown sustained by demand from Asia

Demand from Asia sustained Danish Crown’s sales in the face of greater challenges in its UK market in the past year, according to chief executive Jais Valeur.

Nutrition and food firms urged to step up to the plate over UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Nutrition has the power to make or break the vast majority of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – but not enough nutrition or food firms are pledging to help solve...

Bio-tiful Dairy working to expand awareness of kefir in the UK

Kefir is starting to take a hold in the UK, and Bio-tiful Dairy has recently expanded by introducing its products into foodservice with its Kefir cultured milk drinks and two...

Nestlé Lanka opens $3.4m UHT milk plant

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new UHT milk plant in its factory in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The new production facility cost LKR500m ($3.4m) to construct.

Tetra Pak invests $110m in Vietnam factory

Tetra Pak is investing in a new regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, prompted by increased consumption of liquid dairy and fruit-based beverages across Asia Pacific. 

Three things RSPO needs to do to avoid falling down the ‘anti- globalisation chasm’

Palm oil certification body RSPO needs to avoid becoming the next victim of the anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash that is sweeping the globe by getting closer to local growers and...

News in brief

New Ingredion launch taps into the Asian non-sugar sweetener market

Ingredion is introducing its range of Sweetis sweeteners, which has been designed to create sucrose-like taste profiles and the mouthfeel of sugar, across Asia-Pacific. 

Some RSPO members are ‘first-class hypocrites’: The scathing personal view of palm oil boss (who also happens to be the organisation’s co-chair)

RSPO co-chair and boss of Malaysia’s United Plantations Berhad, Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen gave a measured address at the opening of the organisation's RT14 conference in Bangkok.

Spices and diabetes: Urgent need for more human trials to assess benefits, say Asia researchers

There is an urgent need to carry out more human studies with spices that have the potential to reduce glycemic response and potentially manage and treat diabetes, according to Singapore...

RSPO RT14: Palm oil smallholders ‘put off’ by food manufacturers’ labelling tactics

Almost 500 products belonging to RSPO members are carrying ‘contains no palm oil’ labels, in a clear breach of the organisation’s ‘spirit’ – with the vast majority of them coming...

Pioneering test could 'revolutionise' measurement of infant malnutrition in developing countries

A new low-cost test to measure early-stage infant malnutrition that is suitable for use in areas with limited electricity and little health expertise has been developed by University of Sydney...

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Food-safety milestones: Turbulent times and expanding capabilities

The past few years have been tumultuous in the food industry, with unfortunate food safety incidents eroding consumer trust in the supply chain and governing bodies stepping up to implement...

TPP will undermine seafood safety - Food & Water Watch

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will undermine seafood safety in the US, according to Food & Water Watch.

Nestlé Lanka opens milk chilling center in northern Sri Lanka

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new milk chilling center in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia

European meat and poultry players have joined EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a “diplomatic offensive” trade mission to capitalise on Asia’s economic growth.

Growth in Asia boosts Heineken's global volumes

Heineken highlights Q3 volume growth in Asia Pacific in an update this morning, with particularly strong growth in Vietnam thanks to Tiger beer.

Blackmores and Bega infant nutrition venture misses targets amid China slowdown

A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.

Sri Lankan firm Apeiron partners with POS to develop plant extract manufacturing site

Canadian company POS Bio-Sciences is partnering with Apeiron Lanka Limited in Sri Lanka to develop a manufacturing facility to extract essential oils. 

Cargill’s ‘Hunger Action Season’ aims to tackle child malnutrition for 15,000 Asian children

Cargill has launched a three-month campaign to help fight child malnutrition in Asia in commemoration of World Food Day. 

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