Malaysian ready-to-eat manufacturer BioHaruan hopes its recent visit to the SIAL trade show in Jakarta will open the doors to the Indonesian market for its brands, including its innovative Rezza Hot 2 Go snack kits.
The Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) has insisted it will work with social media sites to block all food advertisements that make unvalidated nutritional or health claims, which are in direct violation of the country’s food act.
New research from Singapore has revealed significant rates of pork or lower-quality fish DNA in local seafood products, leading researchers to urge clearer food labelling guidelines and more stringent testing with better technology in the F&B industry.
Mondelez Australia has revealed widely differing factors driving snack choice between different generations in Australia, although convenience and quality still stand out as major reasons for snacking across all age groups.
Smaller packaging for chocolates is gaining traction in India on the back of rising consumer awareness of portion control and health and wellness in the country, and F&B manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of this growing trend.
Australia and New Zealand ministers have opted to keep implementation of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system by F&B companies voluntary, although stricter guidelines for the governance of sugar, sodium and dairy will be enforced to ‘increase efficiency’.
Singaporean retail giant NTUC FairPrice has poured in another S$1mn (US$735,000) to extend its million-dollar programme by another year after seeing particularly strong results for local food SMEs that specialise in processed food items such as instant...