Non-profit organisation Food Industry Asia (FIA) has pledged to support the six countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS) in building capacity and strengthening food safety systems across the region.

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.

Manufacturers need to appeal consumer’s emotions by creating a story around their products that fit well into the lifestyle of consumers if they want to get ahead of the competition in Asia’s developed nations, according to Natasha Telles D'Costa, Frost & Sullivan, Asia pacific, director. 

In the search for all-natural ingredients, botanical extracts are attracting more attention. Extracting these through a novel, pressurised-water botanical extraction process might soon make current industrial solvent extraction processes obsolete. By Ben Lightburn, CEO, Mazza Innovation

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

In an exclusive interview, Lee Kok Lam, owner of The Butcher's Kitchen in Singapore, discusses transparency and traceability in the meat industry, as well as ways to leverage on changing consumer tastes. By Farah Nazurah

Food companies can now utilise Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques—the new generation in DNA testing—for food analysis.

Companies can register on the platform to join the two-year dialogue on new voluntary standards.

Traceability is gaining more importance today with the rising pressure on manufacturers to maintain food safety. Barcodes are an easy solution, says Didier Lacroix, senior VP, international sales & services, Cognex incorporated.

Seasonings and sauces have long played an important role not only in taste of our foods, but also in our cultures, especially in Asia. With technology advancing rapidly today, how do we maintain the balance with traditional craftsmanship? By Lee Kum Kee

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