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IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress


Quality control in the food supplements sector is an ongoing mission that remains top of the agenda at the group that most prominently represents both global and national players – IADSA - especially as new regions adopt GMP rules for the first time.

Photo © Matt Dayka / Vitamin Angels

Combating 'hidden hunger' with Vitamin Angels

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin Angels is combating hidden hunger by helping children under five, pregnant women and new mothers gain access to lifesaving and life changing micronutrients. Check out this photo gallery to learn more about the causes of hidden hunger and see the...

Petra Foods' branded consumer division has been propelled by new premium introductions that give better profit margins

Petra Foods buoyed by ‘vibrant’ Asian consumption in Q1

By Oliver Nieburg

Singapore-based Petra Foods has reported first quarter profit gains in its branded consumer division driven by rising chocolate consumption in markets such as Indonesia and the Philippines and improved margins by introducing more premium products.

Javaplant site visit - extraction in Indonesia

Javaplant site visit - extraction in Indonesia

By RJ Whitehead

FoodNavigator-Asia recently visited Indonesia's largest extraction facility, Javaplant, to look at how one of Asia's top 10 botanical, coffee and tea extractors produces products for export around the world.

Black Ivory Coffee beans sell for $1200 per kg (Picture Copyright: Black Ivory Coffee)


World’s priciest coffee brand Black Ivory Coffee seeks beer licensee


The world’s priciest coffee brand, Black Ivory Coffee, made using Thai Arabica beans predigested by elephants, tells it is searching for a reputable microbrewer in Japan to license a beer made using the brew.

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