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.
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.
Separate research from China and Thailand have both found that diets high in soy products could be the answer to lower hypertension risk in Asians, in contrast to traditional fruit- or vegetable-rich diets.
Malaysian-based ethnic food manufacturing specialist Kawan Food has teamed up with Holista CollTech to develop an innovative range of healthy low-glycaemic index (GI) Asian flatbreads, especially popular in Asian countries such as Malaysia and India.
The Philippines’ lifting of a 20-year old rice import cap is likely to result in some 1.2 million metric tons of rice being imported into the country in the wake of ongoing shortages and price hikes, the National Food Agency (NFA) has said.
South East Asia’s first cell-based clean meat company, Shiok Meats, is aiming to bring animal-, health- and environment-friendly seafood products to APAC and the United States in the name of sustainability.
Singaporean start-up Alchemy Foodtech has moved its proprietary glycaemic index-lowering technology a step further with the opening of a dedicated laboratory, as well as new pilot partnerships with food manufacturers.
PepsiCo has voiced its 'disappointment' in Indonesian food giant Indofood's decision to withdraw from the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification scheme ‘with immediate effect’. Indofood had cited ‘extreme disappointment’...