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.
The local dairy industry in Vietnam is expected to face strong competition and pressure as a result of the newly implemented Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), experts have predicted.
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.