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Charoen Pokphand grows profits by 45% in third quarter

Thai poultry producer Charoen Pokphand Foods’ (CP Foods) operational profit in the third quarter of 2016 reached Baht122.5 billion, an increase of 10% while net profit jumped up 45% to...

The top trending Ayurveda ingredients right now…and why they are destined to remain niche products in the West.

Tulsi, ashwagandha and cardamom are three of the hottest Ayurvedic ingredients right now, but the likelihood of them gaining mass appeal in Europe and the US is limited by scepticism...

Yummex Middle East

Katjes to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ in the Middle East

Katjes plans to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ jellies in 2017 after a successful year entering the Middle East market.

UAE bans two ‘health risk’ supplements after FDA intervention

Two supplements have been banned from sale by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention after receiving advice from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

NTU to open food safety research centre in Singapore

A new research centre to develop more efficient and sustainable food technology is in the pipeline at a Singapore university.

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...

Infant nutrition firm Ausnutria eyes record profits on back of sales boom

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria Dairy Corporation is forecasting record profits of around RMB135m (USD $19.8m).

Wacker opens Singapore food lab as it seeks to boost nutrition and supplements business

Wacker has opened its first Asia food laboratory and technical centre in Singapore as it seeks to boost its nutraceutical and nutrition offerings.

Winemaking becomes art at Aussie eccentric’s cellar door

A leading Australian winemaker will soon open a cellar door that promises to thrill all the senses to improve his bottom line.

Australia

Businesses invited to gain from lobster production breakthrough

Australian companies are being offered the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Tasmania to scale-up and commercialise its rock lobster aquaculture systems and related technologies. 

Dateline Southeast Asia

Indonesia could swap import licences with tariffs for some commodities

Rumblings in Jakarta suggest that Indonesia is prepared to abolish its import licensing system for some food commodities, and replace it with a tariff system to ease pressure on the...

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.

special newsletter: hygiene, cleaning and sanitation

RGF: Sanitation tunnels going to the US Embassy in Baghdad

Three sanitation tunnels from RGF Environmental Group are going to the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Assam herbs ripe for nutraceutical and functional food development: Study

Twelve edible herbs from Assam, India, are “alluring candidates” for nutraceutical and functional food developments, according to study which highlights their antioxidant capacity.

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.

Soapbox

Authentic action: Standing out in a competitive landscape

With more than 30,000 businesses generating sales of over A$4bn (US$3.1bn), the Australian complementary medicines industry has created a highly competitive landscape.

News in brief

Starbucks appoints insider as new China chief

Starbucks China has promoted Belinda Wong to chief executive as the company prepares to double its store count by 2021. 

China direct

Walmart invests in Chinese e-commerce with $50m New Dada deal

The world’s biggest retailer will make a US$50m strategic investment in New Dada, China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery e-commerce platform

The hottest superfood ingredients in Japan right now…and the next ones primed for success

Several superfoods are now becoming mainstream in Japan because consumers are acutely aware of the “nutrient powerhouses” and their functional benefits.

Former Liverpool FC expert helps Herbalife pick up the pace of sports nutrition promotion

Herbalife is launching the Herbalife24 Program for Australia and New Zealand as it seeks to boost its sports nutrition products in the two countries.

News in brief

Tetra Pak’s new ‘customer innovation centre’ opens to court ME brands

Cartons manufacturer Tetra Pak has opened the first customer innovation centre in the region which will experiment with food and beverage concepts. 

Middle East packaging firms gearing up for a seismic shift in demand

The Middle East’s packaging industry is undergoing rapid transformation with increasing demand for sophisticated automated solutions.

Waitaki launches three new ingredients as ‘Made in New Zealand’ resonates

New Zealand’s Waitkaki Biosciences continues to enjoy considerable success in the US, and recently launched three new ingredients derived from kiwifruit, blackcurrant, and greenshell mussels.

Brazil’s BRF to invest $20m in China’s Cofco Meat

Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA – one of the country’s largest food processors – has agreed to invest $20m in China’s pork company Cofco Meat Holdings and form a strategic partnership.

Tate & Lyle to expand Singapore lab amid speciality ingredients focus

Tate & Lyle is to more than double the size of its Singapore laboratory, will new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities.

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