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Tetra Pak Announces Further Investment
The three year upgrade enables the plant in Turkey to more than double its capacity to 10 billion packs and broadens its capabilities.
China-ASEAN Business Association Launched
This is in response to rapidly growing trade, investment and business activities between ASEAN and China.
India’s Organic Market To Continue Growth
Some of the key reasons attributed to anticipated growth in the organic food market include growing health consciousness and rising disposable incomes.

Video: Why Induction Seal?
Find how incorporating an induction sealer in your packaging line helps prevent containers from leaking, extends product shelf life and provides tamper evidence. watch video
Protein Continues To Be A Growing Trend
Demand for whey protein specifically is soaring as a result of growing demand in certain Asian markets.
Naturex Acquires Quillaia & Yucca Businesses
The acquisition will put the company in a leading position for natural ingredients derived from Quillaia and Yucca.

    Event Highlights

Vitafoods Asia

In its fourth year, the event will once again be geared towards highlighting the industry’s latest ingredients, products, technologies and research so that visitors can gain product inspiration.

Vitafoods Asia
AsiaWorld Expo
Hong Kong
September 3-4, 2014

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The Fight To Save Food



Every three years, the packaging industry convenes in Dusseldorf, the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, to witness the showcase of product technology and solution, and engage in knowledge exchange.

This year, the dominant themes at Interpack were resource efficiency for plant and machinery as well as packaging material usage, quality and safety to guarantee quality and counterfeit-proof finished products, and diversity and flexibility for a wider range of products and shorter product cycles.

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AEC 2015—Bringing Harmonisation
To The Table

With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) due to be established in just over a year, governments, firms and investors alike are gearing up for the opportunities that are expected to come along with a single market and production base that touts a free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labour among ASEAN member nations.

ASEAN has a nominal GDP of US$5.6 trillion and is expected to be the fourth largest economy in the world by 2050. This gives the region considerable influence over the global economy, which will be further compounded when the AEC takes effect. To achieve this however, challenges towards full integration must be resolved. For the F&B industry, that means taking on a harmonised approach towards customs, standards, and regulations.

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The Yellow Brick Road To Better Health pic5

Cheese has long been a tasty and nutritious option favoured by many, serving as a source of essential nutrients that include calcium, protein, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A as well as vitamins B2 and B12. However, as consumers take on a healthier approach towards their diet, they are also increasingly wary of the levels of fat and sodium and cheese contains.

Rising rates of obesity and chronic illnesses have led governments around the world to lobby for reduced fat and low sodium food items. This is evident worldwide, including countries like the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

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