Packaging constitutes a major market share of the plastic industry despite its often short term application. With growing concerns on the environment and resources, whey coated packaging can be the solution for the future that is made from waste materials and is recyclable. By Elodie Bugnicourt, Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible (IRIS)

Carbon dioxide gas is a fatal hazard that has resulted in numerous tragic incidents in the brewing industry. These accidents can be avoided with the implementation of good safety measures. By Chris Wilson, senior support engineer, Crowcona

Rates of diagnosed coeliac disease are on the rise and the benefits of a gluten-free diet are gaining increasing exposure. The demand for gluten-free bakery products is set to experience considerable growth in the near future. By Derek Lam, marketing coordinator, Embassy Flavours

The use of the liquid spices and herb extracts can create multi-dimensional heat sensation that enhances tastes. Manufacturers have to make careful material selection and most importantly, find a good supplier partner. By Gary Augustine, executive director of market development, Kalsec

Vanilla is a popular flavour around the world, but prices and availability of extracts from the vanilla plant can fluctuate dramatically due to external factors such as weather. Vanilla extract obtained by the bioconversion of ferulic acid can solve this demand problem. By Mike Tan, Sales Director Asia-Pacific, Solvay Aroma Performance, Singapore

The selection of mixing equipment is vital in maximising process efficiency without compromising product quality.  The introduction of ‘ultra hygienic’ designs has only amplified the demands further. By Chris Ryan, technical author, Silverson Machines

The global food safety testing market is projected to grow from US$9.26 billion in 2012 to US$14.03 billion by 2018.
The rules also require 'no gluten', 'free of gluten' and 'without gluten' claims to meet the definition of 'gluten-free'.
The seminar is part of a programme to equip local food manufacturers with the knowledge to develop healthier food.
The laboratory, a collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic, will help local manufacturers of traditional Chinese medicine and food products.

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