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.
Malaysia plans to develop a whole new category of tourism based solely on durians, banking on the rising appeal of the ‘king of fruits’ to foreigners, which has seen exports soar and a raft of NPD featuring durian ingredients.
Malaysia has signed an agreement with China to resume the much-debated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, which will include increased palm oil exports to the latter, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The grand old man of soft drinks in Southeast Asia is facing a year fraught with challenges, but the way it has been preparing for a new sugar tax stands it in good stead for its implementation later this year.
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.