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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.

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. 

Chinese sweetener prices rising at last after spate of plant closures

After a year-long race to the bottom by Chinese manufacturers, acesulfame-K sweetener prices have grown steadily since May, with analysts expecting further increases then stabilisation as suppliers, including segment giant...

Asia-Pacific sweetener market dynamics

Asia-Pacific stands out both as a region with high sweetener consumption and consistent growth. By 2019, the region is predicted to overtake declining Western Europe. 

Aboriginal edible grubs: Forget dietary tastes, it’s the data that’s lacking

Even if people could be persuaded to ditch their Wagyu beef for a wood-boring grub, a lack of scientific information means, for now, traditional Aboriginal insects would be unlikely to...

News in brief

DSM bolsters Gulf presence with Dubai HQ

Nutritional ingredients manufacturer DSM now has a representative presence in the Middle East with the opening of a regional office in Dubai. 

Brazil’s Minerva wants to make South America the ME’s premier supplier

With exports to the Middle East accounting for more than a third of its global sales, one of South America’s biggest beef producers has announced that it will begin developing...

South Asia Radius

Little for processors in India’s Budget, but rural sector will cheer

Reaction to last week’s Indian Budget has given rise descriptions ranging from “businesslike”, by a chamber of commerce chief, to “game-changing” by the head of Walmart India—though food processors might...

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. 

Apac embraces healthy diets with organic dairy foods and drinks

Asia-Pacific’s organic dairy foods and drinks market is growing at a rapid pace due to its enhanced nutritional profile and its role in the act of sustainability.

China’s climate agenda sparks pork modernisation

Environmental regulation on the meat industry in China will drive a surge in modernisation for the country’s pork sector, according to Rabobank.

Tuatara: ‘We’re changing the shareholding, not the recipe’

DB Breweries buys New Zealand craft brewery, Tuatara Brewing Company

Heineken subsidiary DB Breweries has bought New Zealand craft brewery Tuatara Brewing Company. 

International university consortium launched to boost food science and nutrition in China

Five universities have joined forces to establish a joint knowledge base for international food companies to access the Chinese market, and promote their food science and nutrition work in the country....

India

Arjuna launches natural preservative for chilled meat

India natural ingredients major Arjuna Natural Extracts has launched a natural, formulation-specific preservative designed to increase the shelf life of chilled meats.

Review: Why Asian mushrooms merit animal and human studies to assess Alzheimer's benefits

The traditional use of some mushroom species in Asia to boost cognitive function, along with papers purportedly showing their brain health benefits, mean they are worthy of scientific investigation to...

Blackmores Institute: It’s vital we help pharmacists enhance supplements knowledge

Blackmores Institute is to hold its first Singapore symposium as part of its efforts to help train and guide pharmacists to safely and effectively integrate supplements into their practices.

ASIA'S FOOD LEADERS VIDEO SERIES

Video: ‘We’re investing where the market grows…and that’s Asia’

Distributor Jebsen & Jessen has been splashing the cash in Asia, having recently opened in its first ingredients site in the region – a $17m joint venture malt processing factory...

Saputo looks to delist Warrnambool Cheese & Butter after share offer

Canadian dairy company Saputo has made an offer to buy out the remaining shares of Australian firm Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB).

Singapore identifies scope for continued food manufacturing growth as e-commerce and innovation increases

E-Commerce and innovation is driving the growth of Singapore’s food manufacturing and food services industries - but firm's need to quicken the pace of technological change, according to the government...

China direct

Analyst: Chinese vit. A prices doubled last year and will remain high

A tripling of the price of vitamin A in China in early 2016 led an overall increase of almost 99% for the year.

Aussie robo-company is complete package for SE Asian processors

Australian packaging robots that are fitted with cameras to allow remote troubleshooting have been helping to streamline Southeast Asia’s surging food and beverage industry.

Food Vision Asia returns to Singapore for three-day event on the future of food and nutrition

Following a highly successful inaugural event in 2016, Food Vision Asia announces its return to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore, from April 25-27.

Amway plans 50 stores in India amid sports nutrition and consumer durables push

Amway has revealed it plans to open a further 50 stores in India, but has vowed to remain a direct-selling company with sellers “the key point of distribution”.

Waste not want not: Why more needs to be done to maximise the functional food potential of by-products

The functional food and nutraceutical opportunities offered by agricultural waste products in developing countries are not being fully exploited, meaning vital nutrients that could be of immense health and economic...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Indonesian manufacturers say growth will outpace official predictions

Indonesian food and beverage companies have voiced their hope that 2017 will be a better year for business while the government has set higher targets for growth in the segment...

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