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...
Faced with falling retail sales, the chief executive of Nani’s Frozen Foods - a small baked confectionery business in northern Malaysia - changed tack and is now achieving success in the halal-OEM market, with Japan her main focus.
The founder of Malaysian brand Aya claims to have created the first ‘multipurpose’ sauce brand in Malaysia, with the product capable of being prepared in a number of ways, depending on the ability of the cook.
Coca-Cola, Nestle and Fonterra, which all participated in the surveys and interviews conducted for the report by IGD and Food Industry Asia, reaffirmed to FoodNavigator-Asia their commitment towards healthier reformulation, especially around sugar reduction.
Malaysian trade officials have insisted they are standing firm on a decision to grant sugar import licenses to eight Sarawak food and beverage manufacturers, allowing them to bypass local sugar refiners, despite vehement protests from the latter.
Malaysia has implemented its sugar tax targeting sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the country, which has led major beverage companies to reformulate products in an attempt to curb its impact – but is this enough to meet the government’s goal of combatting...
Popular China-made candy White Rabbit has recently been under fire in Brunei after a study conducted by the country’s Islamic authority revealed it to contain pig protein, and Malaysia now looks likely to follow in its South East Asian neighbour’s footsteps.
Almost half of Nestle Malaysia’s RM220mn (US$52.4mn) CAPEX investment for this year will be going into the development of its Milo Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, a nod to the country’s passion for the chocolate malt drink.