The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will be coming up with directives on the labelling of gluten-free products, amid concerns current practices from some manufacturers risk misleading consumers.
Regulatory and consumer demands are converging to drive free-from demand in APAC, with government action around sugar taxes and regional preferences for meat-free and dairy-free products spurring innovation.
Bubble tea chain Chatime Malaysia has grand plans to emerge as the top operator globally by the end of 2019 – this despite a long and hefty court case with its previous master franchisor in the country.
Health concerns are overtaking flavour preferences in China — where dishes are traditionally prepared with substantial amounts of seasonings and spices — and food companies are increasingly using this trend to their advantage.
Morinaga, Megmilk Snowbrand, and Meiji, will introduce new prices for their milk, yogurt, and other dairy products with effect from April 1, as firms seek to come to terms with lower domestic milk production and higher costs.