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    Quick Bytes - Business News At A Glance






Cargill Commissions Indonesian Cocoa Plant
The US$100 million investment will strengthen the company's cocoa sourcing network and sustainability activities.
DSM Highlights Prevalence Of Suboptimal Vitamin E
With more than 90 percent of the US population not currently meeting the vitamin E intake recommendations, the study assessed how vitamin E status differs.
Ingredion Announces Singapore Expansion
Located in Biopolis, the country's purpose-built life sciences hub, the new space will include a state-of-the-art research and development centre, and sensory and culinary facilities.
Corbian Expands Research Capabilities With Laboratories
Based at the company’s North American headquarters, the expanded laboratory, covering over 10,000 square feet, will help the company to continue serving clients.
Organic Monitor Shares Clean Label Trends
In North America, GM-free is the fastest growing clean label, representing food products not containing genetically modified organisms.

    Event Highlights


Get the inside track on Asia’s booming nutraceutical market

Find out how Asia’s buoyant nutraceutical market is addressing global health concerns at Vitafoods Asia – the only pan-Asian exhibition dedicated exclusively to this dynamic sector.

Taking place on 3-4 September in Hong Kong, the event combines ground-breaking science, latest trends and leading-edge ingredients, raw materials and finished products to provide a meeting place where professionals can grab industry knowledge that can be applied to innovative product development.

New for 2014 is the Vitafoods Asia Conference where industry experts investigate the major health issues dominating the sector and highlight growth opportunities for ingredient and food manufacturers alike – halal certification, nutricosmetics and anti-ageing to name but a few of the topics being covered.

For more information, visit

Grab hold of the opportunities in the fast moving drinks industry!

The Asia Drink Conference is back with its second edition and promises a bigger lineup from before. A premium event created for senior managers in the beverage manufacturing industry, the one-day conference will continue to fuel business exchanges and knowledge transfers with its comprehensive programme.

Featuring a combined morning program and two parallel afternoon tracks, speakers will be sharing the latest beverage trends in Asia, innovations in packaging and their strategies for moving ahead in the drinks industry. Get ready for transformations in the region with insights on the growing premiumisation in Asia, preparing for the impending AEC 2015, as well as overcoming the challenges of entering Myanmar.

Stay abreast of the latest trends, technological innovations and hottest markets in the region. Book your ticket now!

Venue: BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: June 13, 2014


20th edition for China’s premier packaging and processing exhibition, 16-18 July 2014 @ Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Of the total 630 exhibiting companies from 26 countries and regions registered, many of the regular participants of ProPak have saved the launch of their latest and most innovative products for this annual gathering of the packaging and processing industry for China and Asia. ProPak China this year will offer visitors the largest variety of new and innovative packaging and processing technology ever seen before at one exhibition in China. Visitors to ProPak can meet representatives and member companies from VDMA, Germany; JPMA, Japan; KOTRA and KPMA, Korea; PPMA UK; PMMI, North America,TAMI, Taiwan Region, UCIMA, and the Processing & Packaging (P+P) Italy and Adepta from France.

For more info, please visit or contact below.

Tel: 0086 21 62095209 or email to

    Must Read APFI Articles!
Sustainability Outside The Box



The modern food industry has developed and expanded with the ability to deliver a wide variety of high quality food products to consumers by building stability into the products through processing, packaging and additives that enable foods to remain fresh and wholesome throughout the distribution process.

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Globally, the popularity of convenience products is still increasing and both producers and consumers set ever-increasing requirements to end products. Local customs, flavours and shapes are important and in more and more markets, there is a focus on healthy products and/or products that approximate a traditional home-made product. Apart from a number of set classics, trends are coming and going faster and faster.

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The world has been setting its sights on Asia for a long time now. Housing a number of emerging markets and touted as one of the fastest growing regions, Asia has been bucking trends seen in other parts of the world. To this effect, it is expected to be the world’s fastest growing region for the 10th consecutive year in 2014.


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