NZ company eyes European markets for venom-spiked honey
06-Jul-2009 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
A New Zealand company has applied to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) for novel foods approval to market its honeybee venom to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.
Iodised salt to be mandatory for Australian bakers
19-Jun-2009 By staff reporter
Australian bakers have until October 9 to replace all regular salt with iodised salt when making bread products, as the Australian government attempts address an iodine deficiency that has been noticed among sections of the country’s 22 million inhabitants.
Singapore approves five food health claims
The Singapore Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has approved five nutrient and product-specific health claims that can now bear a ‘Healthier Choice’ symbol.
Asian brands show western functional potential
11-May-2009 By Neil Merrett
While analyst suggests Asian food and drink companies are behind their Western counterparts in driving product innovation, manufacturers in the region may still be able to lead in way in meeting western demand for certain functional goods.
Coke seeks sterol juice approval Down Under
18-Dec-2008 By Shane Starling
Coca-Cola South Pacific has applied to the joint regulator in Australia and New Zealand to allow phytosterols to be added to fruit juice drinks in the two countries.
China gives hard-earned thumbs up to Benecol
05-Dec-2008 By Shane Starling
Finnish group Raisio has won a hard-to-come-by approval for its Benecol cholesterol lowering plant stanol ester ingredients in China, as it continues its push to develop new markets.
French probiotics find success in China
01-Dec-2008 By staff reporter
Canadian probiotics supplier, Lallemand, has responded to the growing wealth and interest in healthy foods in China by formalising an existing probiotics-based partnership with a Chinese nutrition company.
Fonterra concentrates on Asian calcium market
02-Sep-2008 By Shane Starling
New Zealand dairy and dairy ingredients giant, Fonterra, has launched its high-calcium dairy drink, Anlene Concentrate in Malaysia, after an encouraging year on the market in Thailand.
Lonza fibre ingredient OK'd in Australia
22-Jul-2008 By Shane Starling
Swiss supplier Lonza has won approval to use its prebiotic Larch arabinogalactan ingredient in food supplements in Australia.
Betapol approved for use in infant formula in China
15-Jul-2008 By Laura Crowley
Lipid Nutrition is set to launch Betapol in China, having received
approval for the additive for infant formula from the Chinese
Ministry of Health.
Fytexia pushes into Chinese market
07-Apr-2008 By Shane Starling
French supplier Fytexia has launched three specialty ingredients on
the Chinese market in a bid to tap into the growing numbers
consuming food supplements in the world's fastest growing economy.
Iodine fortification mandatory for NZ bakers
19-Mar-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Bakers in New Zealand will now by law have to fortify
bread products with iodine, as regulators in the country attempt to
boost consumption of the essential nutrient.
Friesland Indonesian investment targets Asian functional drive
27-Feb-2008 By Neil Merrett
Dairy and ingredients firm Friesland Foods Kievit has constructed a
new drying plant in Indonesia for producing encapsulated
products to expand the group's portfolio in the wider Asian region.
Report slams Filipino infant milk campaigns
01-Mar-2007 By Neil Merrett
A UN expert has slammed a Filipino advertising campaign for breast
milk substitutes as "misleading, deceptive, and malicious in
Korean companies pair up to deliver CZ
29-Jan-2007 By staff reporter
Two Korean companies, Eugene Science and RexGene Biotech, have
entered into a contract to develop, produce and market a new
supplement containing Eugene Science's proprietary
cholesterol-lowering ingredient CZ in their own country...
New sterol-fortified foods permitted in Australia
14-Nov-2006 By Dominique Patton
Cholesterol-lowering margarines are set to be joined by
cholesterol-lowering milks, yoghurts and cereals as Australia and
New Zealand's food authority finally approves the new categories.
Australia, NZ bakers face further fortification
22-Aug-2006 By Dominique Patton
Bakeries in Australia and New Zealand may be required to use only
iodised salt in the future, if a proposal from the countries' food
regulator is approved.
Australian baker disputes folic acid proposal
18-Jul-2006 By Dominique Patton
Australian baker George Weston Foods says government plans to
require all bread to be fortified with folic acid are based on
inadequate science and should not be brought into law.
Enzymotec targets Asia functional oils market
Enzymotec, the Israeli company which develops lipid-based
ingredients for the nutraceuticals and functional foods markets, is
hoping to take advantage of a perceived demand for healthy cooking
oils in the Asia Pacific region.