With most coffee certification schemes developed by northern-based businesses and NGOs, it is questionable whether these standards correspond to the preferences of coffee farmers in the south. Based on the preferences of farmers in Indonesia, sustainability certification of coffee is weakly institutionalised. By Muhammad Ibnu, Pieter Glasbergen and Astrid Offermans, Maastricht University, and Bustanul Arifin, Lampung University

Involving matters of life or death for consumers, and image and reputation for food manufacturers, food safety is a key component that has to be managed today. What exactly should one know about it? By Alexis Chuah, corporate relations manager for Malaysia and Singapore, Agilent Technologies

Opportunities in the halal market are growing exponentially as the global Muslim population exhibits extensive demographic changes. What are the opportunities in this sector, and how can industry players gain a foothold in this lucrative market? By Sherlyne Yong

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

Research shows that 75 percent of Chinese and 65 percent of Indian respondents rated food safety certification as very important.
More facilities of the company are certified under ISO22000, which is one of the most recognised and stringent food safety standards.
DSM Food Specialties' Savoury production sites in the Netherlands and China have both been awarded the FSSC 22000 food safety certification

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