Seven beverage manufacturers in Singapore will reduce the sugar content in all of their drinks to 12 percent and below by 2020, according to the country's Ministry of Health (MOH).

Singapore-based automation and instrumentation provider, CMR (Far East) Private Limited, has won an undisclosed contract to design and install a process batch control system for Yeo Hiap Seng’s (Yeo’s), a food and drink manufacturer.

DSM, a food ingredients company, has appointed Pieter Nuboer as vice president of Animal Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific, and André Rhoen as vice president of Human Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific.

The plant provides the company a strategic location to meet the growing demand for chemicals in the region.

Beer manufacturers can soon fortify beer with a live strain of good bacteria, providing health-conscious consumers the option to toast to a gut-friendly drink.

The Food Innovation Cluster (FIC) partnered with DSM Nutritional Products (DSM) to strengthen the food manufacturing and nutrition science ecosystem in Singapore.

The new centre will house several strategic innovation functions in the areas of health and nutrition, new raw materials and product research and development, consumer insight and foresight activities.

Located in Singapore, the innovation-centric investment will boost regional and local food manufacturing capabilities.

Singapore’s health minister announced at Food Vision Asia that the government will support initiatives to fight the war on diabetes, and companies producing healthier food products.

Singapore’s online grocery market is set to triple in growth over the next three years, from S$130 million (US$91 million) to S$0.5 billion (US$0.35 billion) by 2020, according to brand-new forecasts unveiled by international grocery research organisation IGD.

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