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Danisco cleared to release five bakery enzymes by Indonesian regulator

Indonesia’s food watchdog has approved five DuPont Danisco range of bakery enzymes, giving the ingredients access for the first time to Indonsia’s sizeable flour milling industry.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Four key trends trends driving SE Asian F&B growth in 2017

Southeast Asia’s food and drink market will be dominated by four trends this year, according to Mintel.

Aussie chemical-free water treatment cleans up Thai sugar processing

Computer-generated frequencies are being charged through wastewater to help sugarcane-processing plants in Thailand meet environmental standards.

Online grocery market to more than triple in Singapore by 2020: IGD forecast

Singapore’s online grocery market is set to triple in growth over the next three years, from SG$130m (US$91m) to SG$0.5bn (US$0.35bn) by 2020, according to forecasts unveiled today by international...

One-in-five Indonesian homes experiences malnutrition double-burden: Jakarta the hotspot

More than 20% of Indonesian homes are thought to experience the double burden of malnutrition – both undernutrition and overweight/obesity – with households of a higher socioeconomic status most at risk.

Special Edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

Vietnam: Debate over influence of international feed players on pricing

Foreign feed companies are extending their reach in the Vietnamese market, according to the country’s ministry of agriculture. 

Thailand opens up to Korean investment

Thailand’s prime minister has made a personal plea to Korea in a bid to woo companies to invest in his nation.

Ifad grants Indonesia its biggest development loan in fund’s history

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) has signed an agreement with Indonesia’s government to launch the biggest project in the fund’s 40-year history.

Singapore centre seeks to increase science standards for home-grown supplements, TCM and food firms

A recently established Singapore centre is seeking to increase the standard of evidence-based data for SMEs in the supplements, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and functional foods space.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

Prompted by a market that is showing signs of substantial growth, one of the world’s leading food packaging companies will invest US$25.6m to build a plant to manufacture packaging closures...

DSM and Singapore Institute of Technology unite to back next generation of food and nutrition technologists

Students from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be able to benefit from DSM’s facilities in a bid to boost the skills of the next generation of food and nutrition...

News in brief

GS1 to help FIA members manage safety and traceability

GS1 has partnered with Food Industry Asia (FIA) to help members manage food safety and traceability in their supply chains.

Thailand drives Fraser & Neave growth but profits fall

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave Limited (F&N) recorded revenue of SGD$495m ($349m) for the first quarter ending December 31, 2016.

Engineering deal ushers in insect meal factory builds in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the US

South Africa’s AgriProtein is collaborating with engineering group, Christof Industries, to build up to 25 cost-efficient, high-volume fly farms a year in global locations.

Plant sterol fortified soy milk shows inflammation benefits: Singapore study

Soy milk fortified with combination of plant sterols can alleviate lipid peroxidation and inflammation, a Singapore clinical trial has concluded.

Groundbraking natural low-GI sugar revealed, with Nobel link

Until not long ago, Holista CollTech was best known for being the only company to produce ovine collagen using patented extraction methods. 

The age of the soda tax: Moves in Asia-Pacific

Debate over sugar taxes hit the limelight last year, with the controversial topic grabbing headlines around the globe.  

Ethnicity not found to affect GI beverage response in Asia

The glycaemic response (GR) to beverages does not vary depending on Asian ethnicity, with Chinese, Indian and Malay displaying similar responses, a first of its kind study has established.

CP Foods pumps cash into Russia’s meat industry

Russia will see millions of dollars invested in its meat industry this year amid Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods' (CP Foods') plans to pump US$2 billion into expansion there by 2020. 

Good year, bad year: 2016 was challenging for RSPO; Will it fare better in 2017?

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) faced a number of well-publicised challenges last year. Consumers remain confident in the scheme, it appears, but can the same be said for...

News in brief

Market update: Palm prices fall after sharp end-of-year rally

Palm oil prices fell in December as a result of end-of-year profit-taking following a sharp rally in prices throughout 2016. 

Singapore chain to roll out 100 cooked-crab vending machines by March

A chain of seafood restaurants in Singapore has opened what appears to be the world’s first cooked-crab vending machine, which come piping hot in three flavours and vacuum sealed in...

Guest article

Top 5 yogurt brands in Singapore

Yogurt is enjoyed by almost all age groups across all regions, and endorsed now more than ever due to its probiotic benefits and nutrition value.

Somerdale starts cheese exports to the Philippines

Somerdale International, an exporter of British cheese to more than 50 countries, has started exporting a range to the Philippines.

Singapore welcomes first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef

Some of Singapore’s top restaurants have received the first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef. 

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