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FMC to expand global production by one-third with new Thailand plant

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FMC to expand global production by one-third with new Thailand plant

By RJ Whitehead

Eager to move forward with supplying the fast-growing Asian market, food technology major FMC has broken ground on its major new microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand, through which FMC expects to increase its global...

Cocoa grind capacity still shifting to Asia despite Q3 slowdown

Asia Q3 cocoa grind flat as capacity shift slows

By Oliver Nieburg

Asia’s cocoa grind for the third quarter has remained essentially flat compared to last year after growth in the previous two quarters, figures released yesterday show.

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get more organised

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

With predicted growth of 15 to 20% imminent, probiotics in China and South Asia are destined for big things. But, according to Russell Ward, research director of food analyst Giract, a number of other factors must come into play before the segment reaches...

Asia fuels Fatburger expansion

Asia fuels Fatburger expansion

Fatburger is the latest mid-sized burger brand to set up a plan for expansion across Asia. The US-headquarterd chain, which currently has just four Asian outlets hopes to end the year with 150 international restaurants, with another 225 in development.

Go East: Inside Asia’s evolving health claims laws

Go East: Inside Asia’s evolving health claims laws

By Shane Starling

The substantiation and transference into law of varying kinds of data backing food supplements, herbal products and other healthy foods remains a major hurdle in evolving Asian food regulations, an expert has said.

A Rajasthani dairy farmer

Dairy stalls India-NZ Free Trade talks

By Ankush Chibber

Free trade discussions between India and New Zealand have hit an obstacle with the former refusing any concrete move to open its dairy sector to the Kiwis.

FMC looks to surge its MCC capacity to cater to Asian demands

FMC to invest US$100m in Thailand manufacturing

By Kacey Culliney

Chemical specialist FMC Corporation has committed US$100m to a new microcrystalline cellulose manufacturing facility in Thailand as it pushes efforts to supply the Asian market.

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