Health awareness fuels innovation in Japanese confectionery market
Health concerns are fuelling innovation in the Japanese functional confectionery market, according to research from Datamonitor.
Cargill launches new texture agents for dairy drinks in Asia
Cargill is targeting the Asian market with new formulations for the stabilisation of high calcium chocolate milk and acidified dairy drinks.
Chinese stevia sales drive profits higher at GLG Life Tech
GLG Life Tech has posted higher third quarter profits, driven by increased stevia sales in China, growing demand for natural products in North America and global health concerns, the company has said.
Arla takes the egg out of nougat for Chinese
Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a whey protein isolate to replace egg whites in nougat for a Chinese customer facing problems with inconsistent egg quality.
DSM launches vegetable flavours with Asian tastes in mind
DSM is launching a new line of natural flavours led by authentic taste needs in the Asia Pacific region, which can help flavour firms construct flavours with complex notes that appeal to different market preferences.
Japan seeing hike in value-added confectionery launches
The chocolate category still accounts for over half of new confectionery product launches in Japan, but the functional segment is beginning to steal some of the limelight, according to a new report from market researchers Datamonitor
Food flavourings in Southeast Asia see 'enormous' growth but remain cost-driven
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Although the food and drink flavouring market in Southeast Asia is “growing enormously”, consumer tastes are still cost-driven and traditional, according to top flavour producer IFF.
Taura technology targets Asian tastes for fruit in bakery
Taura Natural Ingredients is expanding its range of bakery fruit ingredients to appeal to consumers in Asia.
India opens up Isomalt use for more foods
The Indian Ministry of Health has approved the use of Beneo’s low GI Isomalt sweetener in a raft of new food categories, including Indian sweets and more Western-style foods.
Nestle to focus on coffee mixes at Asian innovation hub
Nestle is setting up an innovation hub in Singapore that will focus on the development of coffee mixes in the Asia Pacific region.
Cargill starts flavour production in China
Cargill has opened a new flavour facility in China, which is expected to enable it to better address regional demand and taste in Asia in a timely fashion.
Changing tastes make China new flavour centre
Burgeoning demand for flavours from Chinese food manufacturers has led to rapid growth in the last decade and encouraged more foreign firms to set up operations there, says Leatherhead.
Cadbury India taps into health trend with glucose bar
Tapping into the health and wellness trend, Cadbury is targeting the youth market in India with an energy glucose containing chocolate wafer bar.
Low-salt foods may get taste boost from Japanese fish stock
A dried stock made from the fish and seaweed may improve the palatability of reduced-salt products, suggests new research.
NZ unpasteurised milk proposal moves closer to reality
New Zealand’s Food Safety Authority has received a dozen responses supporting a proposal to allow the manufacture, sale and import and export of unpasteurised dairy products, and which would open up a new global market.