With consumers becoming more health conscious than ever, manufacturers have to react by value-adding their products using functional ingredients. The key to success will lie in identifying the trends. By James Bauly, marketing director Asia Pacific, DSM Nutritional Products

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The South Korean government has launched an ambitious project to establish the country as the food trading hub in Northeast Asia. This may be a good opportunity for manufacturers who wish to expand their networks into lucrative markets like China and Japan. By Wong Tsz Hin

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The pressing concern of food shortage has thrown the Asia Pacific region into the spotlight. Increasing demands from consumers have driven interest in the food ingredients and additives market, and this is especially true for three main categories. By Natasha Telles D’Costa, research manager, New Zealand GIC, Frost & Sullivan

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With megatrends like urbanisation, greater health awareness, a growing middle class, and an ageing population continuing to drive developments in the food industry, which sectors have thrived in the consumers’ quest for better health, convenience and functionality? By Sherlyne Yong

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In the wake of scandals undermining product quality and authenticity, what testing methods can be used to assure consumers that products are fit for consumption? By Dr Lauryn Bailey, global marketing manager, Food and Environmental Markets, AB SCIEX

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The global halal food market has witnessed sustained growth in recent years, with increasing demand from the growing Muslim population, as well as other communities looking for healthy options. What are the key drivers for the market and what market opportunities would it bring? By Faisal Ghaus, VP, TechNavio Research

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In order to enter the lucrative Halal markets, manufacturers first have to understand the requirements and expectations of the modern day Muslim, the most fundamental of which is proof that the product is Halal. By Sherlyne Yong

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China’s rapid development is driving innovation in food packaging. The introduction of new technologies and packaging solutions is necessary if manufacturers want to stay ahead in this fast-growing market. By Daniel Kearny, market and technology development—Asia Pacific, Bemis Read more...
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With governments and consumers alike demanding for greater transparency within the food industry, companies have turned to adopting traceability measures using ERP and the cloud, in order to cater to increasingly globalised and complex supply chains. By Sherlyne Yong Read more...
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Asia should be poised to become the major exporter of value-added foods and food ingredients into North America. However, there are cultural barriers between Asia and North American markets that must be addressed before one can effective penetrate in this market. By Daniel Best, president, Best Vantage Read more...
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