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Cold chain challenges and infant formula drive Asian dairy demand

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A growing middle class with rising disposable income is fuelling a rapid increase in demand for dairy ingredients in China and Southeast Asia, and North American dairy cooperative Agropur is finding opportunities in some specific market sectors.

Coffee preference varies according to region

Getting up close and personal with Southeast Asian tastes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is a huge range in taste preferences within Southeast Asia, so being immersed in the market is essential for meeting regional customer requirements, according to Asia-focussed flavour company KH Roberts.

Vitamin D deficiency is an Asian problem too (despite the sun)

Dispatches from Vitafoods Asia 2011

Vitamin D deficiency is an Asian problem too (despite the sun)

By Shane Starling

Campaigns against vitamin D deficiency have gained prominence in the western world but the dietary issue is just as relevant in Asia, according to supplier DSM, even if sunlight hours are greater than most regions.

Vitafoods Asia counts 2000+ quality visitors among successes

Dispatches from Vitafoods Asia 2011

Vitafoods Asia counts 2000+ quality visitors among successes

By Shane Starling

As Vitafoods Asia closes its doors on a successful three-day debut edition in Hong Kong today, event director Chris Lee shares impressions of the show with Shane Starling, and ponders refinements to the event in 2012.

Western diets drive Asian functional foods development

Vitafoods Asia 2011 preview

Western diets drive Asian functional foods development

By Shane Starling

Asia Pacific markets are ripe for functional foods development as a response to the increasing prevalence of western diets, says Katrina Diamonon, consumer analyst at market researcher, Datamonitor.

General Mills on open innovation, product failure and trust

General Mills on open innovation, product failure and trust

By Shane Starling

General Mills is throwing more and more resources behind an ‘intellectual outsourcing’ project that has significantly reduced its product fail rate. But gaining the trust of start-ups has not been easy, says Kamel Chida, associate director of its Worldwide...

Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

By Guy Montague-Jones

Three deaths from nitrite tainted milk in China show that the country still has some way to go to clean up its dairy industry. One of the authors of a new study1 on the 2008 China melamine milk scandal explains what has gone wrong and what reforms are...

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