Taste is always a crucial factor that determines whether a consumer buys a product. With such importance, it is vital that food manufacturers can provide the taste that consumers want. By Kathleen Koh, managing director, Asia Pacific, Kalsec

Taste has always been an important component in food, and is becoming even more so to consumers in recent years. Manufacturers can combine several extracts to meet growing consumer demand for more ‘adventurous’ flavours. By Gary Augustine, executive director, Market Development, Kalsec Incorporated

Darlaston-based food importer and manufacturer Alamgeer Foods is to import more spices and ingredients from Asia after securing a US$ 154,289 (£100,000) international trade finance loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and an invoice discounting facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance. 

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

Upgrades to the Vietnam spice processing facility include advanced technologies such as cryogenic milling and sterilisation and pasteurisation systems.
Recent postings suggest that American and European consumers continue to seek out hot and spicy goods and beverages.

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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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.


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