China’s new ‘One Brand, One Formulation’ policy for its infant formula market will eliminate over 80 per cent of domestic products currently on sale, according to government calculations.

A natural progression of growth and expansion is to enter new markets. While seemingly straightforward, achieving this in the right manner requires an alignment of product positioning with suitable markets, the right partners, and the optimal mode of entry. By Sherlyne Yong A natural progression of growth and expansion is to enter new markets. While seemingly straightforward, achieving this in the right manner requires an alignment of product positioning with suitable markets, the right partners, and the optimal mode of entry. By Sherlyne Yong 

With the lack of consumer confidence over baby formulae in China, the affluent public is relying on imported products. However, stricter regulatory controls and regulations are set to change the milk powder landscape in the future. By Yi Fan Jiang, regulatory adviser, EAS Strategic Advice-Asia office

The FDA has published a final rule regarding 'gluten-free' claims that all products labelled after August 5, 2014, have to comply to.

With the deadline for the AEC looming, it is imperative that firms understand what it entails and the changes that it brings. For the food and beverage industry, this includes the need to address harmonisation issuesa move that is necessary for achieving the full benefits of integration. By Sherlyne Yong

A string of favourable factors is propelling the Indian food and beverage industry forward. With strong governmental support, the future looks bright as long as some key challenges relating to regulations, food inflation and infrastructure are resolved. By Gayathry Ravishankar, senior consulting analyst, Frost & Sullivan

Spices are susceptible to infection from moulds at any stage from pre-harvesting to storage. With stringent regulations and control in place, appropriate toxin testing can go a long way in preventing costly consignment rejections. By Carol Donnelly, marketing manager, R-Biopharm Rhone

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