Four key trends will lead to shifts in the major sources of protein consumption by 2025, according to a major new study commissioned by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) which analysed 50 food types across 11 regional markets.
Popular China-made candy White Rabbit has recently been under fire in Brunei after a study conducted by the country’s Islamic authority revealed it to contain pig protein, and Malaysia now looks likely to follow in its South East Asian neighbour’s footsteps.
Almost half of Nestle Malaysia’s RM220mn (US$52.4mn) CAPEX investment for this year will be going into the development of its Milo Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, a nod to the country’s passion for the chocolate malt drink.
High intake of folate, insoluble and soluble dietary fibre, carotene, iron, vitamin C and potassium has been associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome in a first-of-of its kind assessment of nutrient patterns in a Japanese population.
Lotte is targeting Thailand’s adult snacking market with two new stick biscuits featuring “sophisticated flavours” – tom yum kung and spicy bbq cream – its country MD told us in an exclusive interview.
Singapore-based palm oil company Musim Mas, which boasts clients such as confectionary giant Ferrero, has become the first in South East Asia to meet the high standards set out by the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG).
Thailand’s efforts to drive food innovation are reaping rewards with the country’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) now pledging to promote these novel products to new export markets.