Malaysian-based ethnic food manufacturing specialist Kawan Food has teamed up with Holista CollTech to develop an innovative range of healthy low-glycaemic index (GI) Asian flatbreads, especially popular in Asian countries such as Malaysia and India.
The Malaysian Ministry of Health is encouraging both food service outlets as well as beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar content in beverage products alongside the upcoming implementation of a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax in the country.
The Alibaba Group has teamed up with Malaysian durian supplier BEHO Fresh to sell Malaysia-sourced Musang King durians to China via e-commerce, on the back of soaring consumer demand for the ‘King of Fruits’.
Here's a recap of our 10 most-read F&B stories in November, featuring the latest on Australian labelling regulations, Malaysia sugar tax, flavour trends, India's milk crisis, new innovations from Nestle and more.
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Thailand will ban all plastic waste imports by 2021, making it the latest country in South east Asia to take policy-level action against a rising influx of foreign plastic scraps, much of which comes from food and beverage packaging.
Food manufacturers in Malaysia, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have responded to the upcoming 2019 introduction of sugar taxes on drinks and juice ‘with concern’, saying that this is ‘not an effective policy response’ to combat obesity and chronic disease.