Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.
The World Food Programme (WFP) operates on many fronts, with many initiatives, but it’s core remains the same – to better the nutritional inputs of the world’s neediest people. Significant advances in fortified rice technology are set to see those goals...
Global consultancy firm Intertek Cantox International has expanded its food regulatory services in Asia with a new office in Beijing dedicated to assisting food ingredient manufacturers conform to regulatory requirements and enter the Chinese marketplace.
India’s food safety and standards agency has been penalized by the chief information commission for failing to admit that the country does not have safety standards for trans fats in ghee and edible oil.
India-based botanical extract specialists, Olive Lifesciences, has invested US$434,000 in a new research and development facility near Bangalore to drive new product development (NPD) and product assessment for the nutraceutical and food markets.
In an attempt to combat the sharp rise in obesity-related ailments in India, the national government is planning to reduce trans fatty acid (TFA) content in vanaspati oil over the next couple of years.
Indonesia will more tightly supervise the sale of food products sold in and around schools in 2012, if a government agency-backed effort to reduce the impact of unhealthy snacks on the country's 50 million 6-18 year-olds is OK'd at senior level.