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Indian ingredient firm Roha opens German base

Indian ingredient firm Roha opens German base

By Gary Scattergood

Indian-based ingredient firm Roha has continued its global expansion by opening a German office to increase technical and consumer support in Europe. 

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Hongkongers warned to avoid unhealthy mooncakes

By RJ Whitehead

Hong Kong authorities have warned the public against buying mooncakes with high levels of sugar, fat and sodium ahead of the Mid-Autumn festival later this month.

FIA says progress is being made around GDA labelling in Asia

Singapore and Malaysia lead the way with voluntary GDA labelling roll-out

By Gary Scattergood

‘Significant progress’ has been made in rolling-out voluntary Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) nutrition labelling in Asia over the past four years, but more work is needed to educate consumers and emphasise their benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises...

Mintel's Yogmaya Chatterjee

India’s food trends: What’s hot and what's not

By Gary Scattergood

Indian consumers are increasingly aware that all fats are not bad, are demanding more products that offer “complete wellness” and are becoming increasingly opening to exploring alternative proteins and natural sugars.

DuPont develops ingredients for pre-packaged rotis in India

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DuPont develops ingredients for pre-packaged rotis in India

By RJ Whitehead

A “packaged roti” for a market that has been turning its back on homemade breads in favour of more convenient products with longer shelf-life is now available from a range of baking solutions by DuPont.

Fsanz awards Ingredion’s Hi-Maize digestive health claim approval

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Fsanz awards Ingredion’s Hi-Maize digestive health claim approval

By RJ Whitehead

Ingredion has obtained a general-level digestive health claim from the A for its Hi-Maize resistant starch stating that the ingredient “helps to maintain/support a healthy digestive system when consumed as part of a healthy diet made up of a variety of...

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Exploring Fibre Fermentation Profiles

Exploring Fibre Fermentation Profiles

ProDigest developed the Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME®), which explores the fermentation profiles of fibres and evaluates...