Rising industry and consumer demand for more healthy products, especially with reduced sugar, was one of the drivers behind Tate & Lyle’s decision to double the size of its laboratory and application centre in Singapore.
Two food testing labs from Vietnam and Australia are joining forces with a blockchain provider to extend globally-recognised GS1 industry standards into labs, in a bid to boost supply chain transparency and trust.
Nestlé and Thai Union Group have launched a demonstration boat to promote better labour and human rights in the Thai fishing industry, with the manufacturers insisting abuses “have no place in our supply chain”.
Food exporters from the Phillippines are hopeful of securing new trade that will top $10m at this week's FoodEx trade show in Japan, with fruit-based products proving particularly popular with consumers.
A three-step approach has been put forward to help ASEAN move towards a more harmonised regime for nutritional labelling, with a new report revealing that varying standards are contributing towards “the lacklustre export performance of the packaged foods...
Startup Mount Mayon has developed a special method for processing the pili nut for packaged goods - it enters the market as its raw material grows next to an erupting volcano that has displaced thousands.
The Singapore government made no mention of a sugar tax in its 2018 budget, despite food and beverage industry concerns that it could have been set to follow several other nations in introducing the levy.