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...
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed a set of legislations four years in the making, which would see F&B manufacturers banned from selling or promoting foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in or around school premises.
Nestle Malaysia recently launched the Milo Global Centre of Excellence in the country with the aim of meeting not only global demand for the malted chocolate beverage, but also overall hot drink demand within South East Asia.
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), the food arm of Thailand-based global conglomerate CP Group, has plans to increase its level of partnership with companies in North America, and will prioritise seafood and new technology in its drive towards this.
A ban on all junk food advertising before 9pm has been recommended in Malaysia, with an obesity prevention experts claiming it will complement the health effects of the country’s recently-implemented sugar tax.
Malaysian start-up Pontonguler’s new low-calorie, diabetic-friendly condensed milk made with stevia could hold the answer to the local government’s concern over the rising rates of chronic diseases in the country, particularly for beverages not covered...
Food manufacturers have been urged to play their part in helping Australian’s improve their diets and tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic, in the wake of a report that found Aussie’s blow a third of their food budget on takeaways.
Prepared and packaged foods are one the five key categories identified by an India-World Bank collaborative programme to boost the nation’s food manufacturing sector, which has now moved to the cabinet approval stage.
Packaged food and beverage products in China have been found to contain the highest levels of saturated fat and total sugar content, and is second only to India in terms of calorie content, according to a new study.
Danone Nutricia has plans to develop a full sheep milk infant formula range next year, following the recent launch of Karicare sheep milk for toddler, a new product made with 100% New Zealand sheep milk.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a formal order mandating compulsory third party food safety auditing for all food companies that deal in ‘high-risk’ product categories in hopes of reducing the need for frequent government...
The European Union (EU)’s recent demands that Australia remove food product names it claims are protected under the Geographical Indication (GI) scheme, such as feta or gruyere cheese, has angered the country’s F&B industry, but the government insists...
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)-based F&B start-ups received US$20 million in funding, and clinched 8% of deals in H1 2019, amidst findings that investor interest in the region’s food and beverage sector is on the rise.