Analysing The 2016 Asia Pacific Food And Beverage Industry

With the new year ahead, which sectors of the food and beverage industry are likely to drive growth? What can manufacturers expect to see in…

Activated Carbon For Glycerine Purification

Activated carbons can purify glycerine, a liquid used in a variety of industrial applications, to a colourless, odourless standard. By Doreen Chong, marketing manager, Calgon…

Hygienic Automation Technology In Food Production

Hygienic and efficient automation in food production are key to protecting the consumer and the manufacturer’s brand. These lie in the basics of design and…

Food Safety Today: The Challenges, Effort And Opportunities

Involving matters of life or death for consumers, and image and reputation for food manufacturers, food safety is a key component that has to be…

Asia Takes On Its Food Safety Challenge

Food allergies are probably the most frightening forms of allergic reaction, with symptoms ranging from very mild to severest form, anaphylaxis. Guaranteeing food safety is…

Convenience In Consumption

The future of food is in “convenience.” Why is this so, and how can manufacturers incorporate it into their products? Laureen Goi, general manager, Export…

Tips To Managing Food Safety In Your Process

Maintaining food safety is key for food and beverage processors today. Andy Wong, channel sales manager, industry business, Schneider Electric Systems Singapore Private Limited, discusses…

The Industry In The Eyes Of Leaders

The outlook is a common feature at the start of the year, but what exactly do the industry leaders have to say of 2016? Apfi…

Playing Fair In The Fields

Women farmers in developing economies are often denied access to the same resources as their male counterparts. This has tipped the scale severely and regaining…

The Food Shackle

Despite encouraging progress over the last few years, the food industry is still very much affected by the deeply rooted human trafficking and child labour…

Five Costly Mistakes In Distribution Agreements

Distribution agreement plays a crucial role in any food trading business. However, without due prudence in the drafting process, it can be become a costly…

Conciliating Eu Regulations With International Laws

The EU introduced a new food labelling regulation at the end of 2014. How would this impact food and beverage companies and how should they…

The Unsustainability Of Sustainability

Sustainability has become an expectation of consumers, but how willing are they to pay more for it and how much does it really affect their…

Food Manufacturing Through The Years: A Singapore Story

Singapore’s food and beverage manufacturing industry has made great strides since the country’s independence 50 years ago. From the initial trials and struggles it faced,…

Understanding Today’s Consumers

As manufacturers, consumers are the top priority. How can manufacturers better cater to today’s consumers? Mr Jeff Hilton, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Brandhive,…

The Human Side Of Cocoa

Produced from cocoa beans, the chocolate that everyone knows and loves is but the tip of the iceberg of the cocoa industry. What is the…

Asia, A Growing Premium Seafood Market

in an interview with APFI, Julian Taylor, Scottish Development International, Executive Director, Asia-Pacific, shares more on the opportunities Asian markets can provide when it comes…

E-Commerce: The Time is Now

Technology is advancing rapidly, and even for food manufacturers, the time is now to grow their online presence through e-commerce in order to reap the…

Staying Compliant with China’s New Food Safety Law

China’s amended Food Safety Law entered into force on 1 October 2015. Since the passage of the Law in late April, its severity and harshness…

Smallholder Farmers, Our Future

Smallholder farmers, farmers who only own an average of half to two hectares of land, produce the largest percentage of the world’s food. Yet, majority…