Greater transparency in supply chains, new technologies and global alliances play an important role in overcoming food fraud, according to market intelligence company Ecovia Intelligence.

Wastewater management is always a concern for food and beverage manufacturers. To support their expanding production processes for Ovaltine, Associated British Foods looked to Veolia for a wastewater treatment plant solution. By Michael Poonpipat, business development director, Projects, Thailand, Veolia Water Technologies

Benefits for large food companies to develop their in-house sustainable sourcing schemes include greater control and less bureaucracy, according to market intelligence company, Ecovia Intelligence.

Singapore’s organic food industry is rapidly growing, and consumers want produce from high quality food sources.

Unilever has suspended purchasing palm oil from Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS) due to its recent deforestation and peatland clearance.

Amidst concerns of food security and sustainability in Asia, THAIFEX-World of Food Asia returns in its 14th edition to decode these challenges for future generations, and will run from 31 May to 4 June 2017.

With most coffee certification schemes developed by northern-based businesses and NGOs, it is questionable whether these standards correspond to the preferences of coffee farmers in the south. Based on the preferences of farmers in Indonesia, sustainability certification of coffee is weakly institutionalised. By Muhammad Ibnu, Pieter Glasbergen and Astrid Offermans, Maastricht University, and Bustanul Arifin, Lampung University

Peter van Deursen, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, Cargill, shares more with APFI.

With Kotkamills’ folding boxboards Aegle, brand owners and designers can create attractive packaging while meeting consumer demand for ecological products. Manufactured using wood raw material in an effective way, the boards are fully recyclable and repulpable with normal paper recycling process.

Offering a high stiffness yet being lightweight, the boxboards suit various packaging needs from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to dry, chilled and frozen food, and general packaging.

The boards are also available in a silk matt coating other than the standard fully coated glossy surface, allowing for good printability and enhancing the use of various special effects such as lacquering and foiling.

The iglidur A181 is a lubrication-free and maintenance-free plastic that offers manufacturers the ability to create consistently safe products by avoiding the need for lubricants.

Complying with EC Directive 10/2011 and also the US Food and Drug Administration specifications for repeated contact with food, the plastic uses non-metallic and RoHS-safe ingredients made of tribologically optimised base polymers, solid lubricants and fillers.

The material can be used in both bottling and packaging plants as it is ideally suited for rotary as well as pivoting movements, and can be ordered in more than 110 dimensions up to 50 mm diameter, with or without flange, and at an affordable price.

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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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