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Indonesia’s Functional Food Industry Plagued By False Claims

False health claims are still prevalent in Indonesia even though functional food rules are stricter, said a new association to improve the food industry.

Study: Secret Found To Tasty Gluten-Free Bread

Researchers from Hiroshima University in Japan have developed natural, gluten-free bread that has the airy texture of wheat-flour bread without using additives or gums.

Fake Stevia Products Investigated In Malaysia

Malaysia’s health ministry’s director general Noor Hisham Abdullah said investigations followed the claims of 10 fake stevia products sold in the market.

Low Intensity Sweeteners Market To Hit US$2.07 Billion

The global low intensity sweeteners market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8 percent between 2017 and 2025, according to Transparency Market Research.

Rising Demand For Dairy Products In China And India

The global dairy ingredients market size is expected to reach US$86.97 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research Incorporated.

Global Ice Cream Market Reached US$143 Billion

The global ice cream market generated revenues of US$143 billion in 2015, representing a CAGR of 3.6 percent between 2011 and 2015.

Dinner RTE Foods Rising In Popularity Globally

The global dinner ready-to-eat foods market is forecast to grow steadily at a CAGR of above six percent by 2021, according to Technavio.

Palsgaard Appoints New CEO For Nexus

Nexus welcomes its new chief executive officer, Claus Christensen, who has experience as both senior executive and full professor.

Food Emulsifiers Market To Reach US$3.55 Billion

The food emulsifiers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5 percent from 2017, according to market research by Report Buyer.

Microencapsulation Of Probiotics And Omega-3 Improves Its Retention

Co-microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria with omega-3 rich tuna oil will improve its survival and intestinal adhering ability, which can be applied to nutraceuticals.

UN Accuses Thailand Of Corruption And Slavery In Fishing Industry

UN’s labour agency, the ILO, is pushing Thailand’s government to end murder and starvation of migrant workers that is ongoing aboard fishing vessels.

40 Percent Of Chinese Consumers Eating More Nuts

More consumers in China are now focusing on their health, creating new opportunities for healthy snacks, according to Mintel.

IFAD Provides US$43 Million To Vietnam To Increase Incomes

There is significant market demand and opportunities for agricultural manufacturers for improved quality and production over a variety of agricultural products in Vietnam.

ADM Board Of Directors Nominates Suzan Harrison

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company has nominated Suzan Harrison for election to its board of directors on their upcoming annual stockholders’ meeting in May.

Asian Consumers Desire Natural And Tasty Confectionery

The market growth of cakes and pastries has grown 18 percent between 2012 and 2016.

APAC: Demand For Protein And Active Nutrition To Rise

With more consumers across the Asia Pacific region, opportunities are aplenty for manufacturers of the general functional foods and sports nutrition markets.

PET Bottles: Would Meeting Consumer Demands Impact Recyclability?

With manufacturers placing more importance on minimising carbon footprint, most have attempted to significantly lightweight their PET containers. However this might not be the reality,...

Indian Consumers Prioritise Eating And Living Healthier

Almost half of Indian consumers aim to live a healthier lifestyle, and they are willing to pay more for healthier products, reports Mintel.

Increasing Demand For Nutraceuticals And Food Supplements

Consumers are increasingly aware of the health benefits associated with consumption of fruit and vegetables, and buying nutraceuticals to meet the daily nutrient requirement.

Myanmar Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturer Grand Royal Group Goes Live

The production planning and S&OP provided by FuturMaster for the distillery and whisky brand went live within 12 months of implementation.

Consumers, retailers and legislators are applying more pressure on manufacturers to prevent any form of product contamination. For companies who want to protect their brand, investment in an x-ray machine…

‘Green’ Cold Storage In Rural Southeast Asia

A Peek Into Current APAC F&B Trends

Safeguarding Pumped Products

Together with the implementation of haccp, the use of chlorine dioxide can make disinfection tasks more transparent and reduce operating costs, says Bernhard Baumgärtner, director Asia Pacific, Prominent GMBH.

Is Your Company “Pigging”?

Upgrading For More Flexibility & Cost-Efficiency

Life’s Too Short For Slow Proteins

Jan-Pieter Grootendorst, market development specialist, Symach, A thiele technologies company, gives his opinion on end-line packaging trends, and which aspects manufacturers should consider and opt for in order to improve…

Significance Of Using The Right Food Grade Lubricant

Vacuum Conquers The Bakery

Potentially Nano

Asian consumers are demanding more baked goods and bread, and manufacturers are consequently on the search for solutions that can help these products last longer. By Suresh Chandran, director, food…

Functional Solutions For Dietary Supplements

Drink The Rainbow With EXBERRY® Colouring Foods

Six Functional Ingredients Trends For 2017

Breast milk is undoubtedly the best option for infants, but there are times when a mother’s milk is not available. In such cases, infant formula takes the lead and offers…

Beverages Made Healthier With Probiotics

Managing Weight With Pea Protein

Regulations Pave The Way For Natural Sweeteners

The Eccentric-Oil free (EO) range of scroll compressors by Boge ensure beverage manufacturers full protection from contamination as these comprise a scroll compressor technology which does without oil lubrication. The…

Anlit: Turmeric Gummy

Bradman Lake Group: End Load Cartoner

Alto-Shaam: Heated Shelf Merchandisers

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