Crisp Sensation has launched five new variants of its crumb coating, which retains its crunch for up to three hours in regular holding units.

The home-style crumb is a mix of different crumb sizes that gives food a homemade feel. The wholegrain crumb is made for health-conscious consumers, the tempura crumb has a thin and light coating, the cornflakes coating has bigger and flatter crumbs, and lastly the southern-fried coating replicates the US style for chicken drumsticks and nuggets.

The crumb coatings are suitable for various types of food, which include meat and fish nuggets, mozzarella sticks, and sweet treats. They can be used for home snacking products, and also for restaurants, catering, convenience stores and food service providers.

Narayana K. Widjaja, head of Indonesia Industrial and Exports, Golden Agri-Resources, gives an insight to the snacking trends of Asia.

2015 saw food packaging sales rise by 3 percent globally to reach 1.97 billion units, according to Euromonitor International 2016 packaging data.

With healthy snacking picking up, adding vegetables and savoury flavours might be ways to further encourage growth, predict industry experts.

With the health and wellness trend spreading across the food and beverage industry, there is an increasing demand for alternative ingredients such as for protein. How can manufacturers tap into the protein trend with soya protein? By Steve Mott, technical director—Proteins, ADM

Some of the top trends forecast for 2015 include convenience food, clear label and rise in snacks.

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