Food and beverages that promote health and wellness continue to shape the Middle East food manufacturing industry, said Mark Napier, who is the exhibitions director at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and show director of Gulfood Manufacturing.
Pakistani food and beverage manufacturers are increasingly leveraging on the similar food trends and eating habits that they share with the local population in order to find success Middle East markets.
Research by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Agriculture Victoria aims to increase lentil consumption down under by developing new products that will deliver health benefits to consumers and boost returns for producers.
Bella Pupa, touted as the world’s first silkworm powder snack, has been launched in China as a ‘sustainable and nutritious product’ benefitting from the availability of 500.000 tons of silkworm farmed in the country each year.
Indonesia will be home to 16.7 million people with diabetes by 2045 – up from 10.3m last year – but it is far from clear that health claim regulations are keeping pace with the public health challenges faced in the nation.
FrieslandCampina Kievit has opened an innovation kitchen in Manila, Philippines and revealed the findings of consumer study detailing the promising opportunities for the nation’s coffee, tea and chocolate beverage concepts.
Global food and beverage manufacturers such as Kellogg's Arabia, Mars Saudi Arabia and Nestlé Middle East have signed a voluntary pledge with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) that seeks to reduce sugar, salt and fat content in their products....
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) aims to permit the sale of monk fruit as a sweetener in the two countries by January 2019. Currently, monk fruit is only approved for sale as a fruit or drink flavouring.