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'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

With a recent European resolution calling for tariffs and trade barriers against any palm oil linked to deforestation, Malaysia's minister for plantations and commodities warns: "We will react and respond accordingly to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil."

Published: 21-Jun-2017

VIDEO: Singapore to boost status as a food and nutrition powerhouse

VIDEO: Singapore to boost status as a food and nutrition powerhouse

Increasing high-tech jobs, boosting exports and helping home-grown brands soar are among the priorities for Singapore as it seeks to cement its status as South East Asia's premier food industry hub.

Published: 06-Jun-2017

Symrise wants one-third of its business in APAC as it opens new Singapore labs

Symrise wants one-third of its business in APAC as it opens $50m labs

Flavour and fragrance firm Symrise has opened a new innovation and technology centre in Singapore, and is now setting its sights on boosting APAC business to account for one-third of its total by 2025.

Published: 23-May-2017

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment.

Published: 10-Apr-2017

VIDEO: The top consumer trends driving business innovation at Ingredion

VIDEO: The top consumer trends driving business innovation at Ingredion

Ingredion may be best known for its clean label products, but according to the firm’s president for APAC and EMEA, there are a further three key trends driving business innovation at the company.

Published: 27-Mar-2017

VIDEO - Singapore’s war on diabetes: Industry, academics and government 'need to line up like hunters'

VIDEO - Singapore’s war on diabetes: Industry, academics and government 'need to line up like hunters'

With a staggering one million Singaporeans forecast to have type 2 diabetes by 2050 – that’ll be one-sixth of the population – this month’s Nutrition Asia video assesses what is arguably South East Asia’s biggest health crisis.

Published: 21-Mar-2017

VIDEO: Asia is still the growth engine of the food world, Singapore CEO

VIDEO: Asia is still the growth engine of the food world, Singapore CEO

Better productivity, more reliable logistics and enhancing export oppotunities - these are just three of the key benefits of Commonwealth Capital's new $70m manufacturing site in Singapore.

Published: 14-Mar-2017

VIDEO: Talking trends – Chr. Hansen on the probiotics and healthy dairy boom driving growth across Asia Pacific

VIDEO: Talking trends – Chr. Hansen on the probiotics and healthy dairy boom driving growth across Asia Pacific

Probiotics, functional dairy and natural colours – combined with Asia’s rapidly changing lifestyle and health needs – are among the top factors driving industry growth in the region.

Published: 27-Feb-2017

VIDEO: Infant nutrition - the latest health demands, consumer trends and fortification needs in APAC

VIDEO: Infant nutrition - the latest health demands, consumer trends and fortification needs in APAC

The challenges in the battle to provide adequate infant nutrition across APAC are as diverse as the region itself, with severe micronutrient deficiencies, stunting and, on the other hand, soaring obesity levels being witnessed.

Published: 20-Feb-2017

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food and nutrition firms ensure the quality of their products.

Published: 16-Feb-2017

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

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 in Thailand alongside supplier Muntons – as well as spending a further $1m on a series of innovation labs.

Published: 31-Jan-2017

Singapore food conglomerate opens $70m production and logistics site: Video

Singapore food conglomerate opens $70m production and logistics site: Video

Andrew Kwan

CEO - Commonwealth Capital

Singapore food and drink holding company Commonwealth Capital has opened a new $70m production and logistics base in the City State.

Published: 11-Jan-2017

Brazil candy firm Riclan calls for more African presence at Dubai tradeshow

Riclan Brazil calls for more African presence at Gulfood

Riclan candy company wanted to see more African firms and visitors at Yummex Middle East, part of Gulfood Manufacturing this year (November 7-9).

Published: 28-Nov-2016

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano has seen success with its coffee candy Café Gold and Brinq Bol Tutti-Frutti Flavoured Bubble Gum Candy in Yemen.

Published: 21-Nov-2016

Katjes to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ in the 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.

Published: 14-Nov-2016

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Ar-kom project management and consultancy firm, is building a confectionery plant in Algeria to become operational in 2017.

Published: 09-Nov-2016

Cake Concepts takes Japanese idea to develop Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts develops Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts has taken an idea from Japan and adapted it to American and US tastes to create a niche market in the bakery industry.

Published: 08-Nov-2016

GEA installs ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant

GEA installs second world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra

GEA has partnered with Fonterra to install the ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant in Lichfield, New Zealand.

Published: 04-Nov-2016

Will the edible insects market move beyond whole cricket powder?

Edible insects beyond whole cricket powder at IFT

Milled whole cricket powder is probably the best known bug-derived food ingredient aside from red food color carmine. But what other delights might edible insects yield for food formulators? Elaine Watson caught up with bug enthusiast Dr George Cavender to find out.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Tal Korem

Professor - Weizmann Institute of Science

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

Published: 15-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Nard Clabbers

senior business developer, personalised nutrition and health - TNO

The progress of personalised nutrition is being hampered by the food industry’s ‘lack of trust and transparency,’ in product composition and effects on health.

Published: 13-Jul-2016

Aussie inventor turns potato into milk-cheese-and-custard wonder-food

Aussie inventor turns potato into milk-cheese-and-custard wonder-food

“This potato format could well be the biggest thing to happen to the potato industry since the frozen French fry,” I’m being told, and it’s hard to disagree, no matter how bold the statement.

Published: 27-Jun-2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Dr David Kennedy

director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre - Northumbria University

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

Published: 27-May-2016

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Teresa Kuwahara

Global marketing manager - Potatoes USA

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based ingredients.

Published: 24-May-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

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