Sydney-based start-up Seeweedery is transforming processing waste such as prawn shells into prawn oil for cooking, rescuing some of the flavours and nutrients lost, wasted or underutilised in Australia’s seafood supply chain.
Canada’s Parkland County is looking to attract major food and beverage companies from Asia to set up local processing facilities, banking on its location, investor assistance and the many trade agreements that Canada has in place with nearby countries...
The South Korean government has released draft regulations upgrading the recycling symbol requirements for all recyclable food and beverage packaging in the country, based on consumer demand and feedback.
Nestle Malaysia’s local sustainability initiatives will be focused on recycling and reforestation projects in the near future in addition to efforts on plastic reduction although there is still a pressing need for the material, according to its top executive.
Japan-based DAIZ has developed a new form of soybean processing technology that is able to mimic multiple types of conventional meats such as chicken, pork and fish, opening up a new avenue of additive-free plant-based creations for food manufacturers.
Nestle has highlighted the tropical climate in many Asian countries as a major challenge in developing sustainable food packaging options for the region at the same pace as in other countries worldwide.
Fonterra’s five-year digital transformation partnership with Microsoft will enhance food safety and security measures, as well as improve the management of its massive amounts of data, according to its Chief Information Officer.
Consumer interest in plant-based diets has led to increased innovation in plant-based beverages in China, as new ingredients overtake soy, and new format opportunities emerge in the form of ready-to-drink.
Australian seafood purchasers such as food firms and retailers will benefit from the development of portable X-ray based traceability technology, which will deliver faster results and skip the need to bring samples for laboratory testing.
The prices of fresh produce in Vietnam is being driven up by poor logistical coordination and high transport costs being transferred down the food supply chain to food firms, retailers and eventually consumers.
Food and beverage firms will not need to fork out any extra cash to integrate into Australia’s new National Food Traceability Programme, whether they currently use GS1 standards within their supply chains – which covers many major MNCs – or not.