Flexibility, food safety and quality, as well as increased productivity are three of the major proven benefits that the Industry 4.0 revolution has brought to the food and beverage industry, according to food packaging and processing giant Tetra Pak.
Swiss food giant Nestlé recently inaugurated its new research facility focused on tackling the problem of packaging waste. The company is taking a 5-step approach to this challenge. FoodNavigator goes behind the scenes at the facility to learn more.
Indian social enterprise Mrida Group has launched two millet products, Upma and Khichdi, to cope with the growing trends of clean label, nutritious, and ethnically sourced ready to cook (RTC) meals for Indian consumers.
Australian ‘health and wellness’ products including functional foods, supplements and personalised nutrition, along with more sustainable products such as alternative protein, will become a AU$25bn billion market by 2030, according to new data.
Indonesia’s recent banning of products carrying ‘Palm Oil Free’ labels has received a positive response from the local industry, while MNCs Nestle and PepsiCo have reiterated their commitment to use of RSPO-certified palm oil.
Singapore-based premium gourmet coffee specialist Boncafe has its eye on the China and Middle East coffee markets, banking on an increased focus on its Ready-To-Drink (RTD) products in line with current trends.
Plant-based seafood firm Sophie’s Kitchen is now producing food-grade protein from microalgae, with firm confident it can become a long-term and more sustainable solution to animal and traditional plant-based proteins.
Data-driven technology and innovation are expected to be the way forward for food industries in Asia to solve supply chain sustainability and traceability challenges, according to multinational food and agriculture financing institution Rabobank.
Scientists at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have created a polymeric packaging material for food packaging based on nanotechnology, which could see ‘huge demand’ from firms interested in sustainable solutions.