Better Tech, Safer Food

According UN’s Food and Agricultural Agency (FAO), 225,000 people die every year in the Asia and Pacific region due to food borne diseases. In this short article, John Young, APAC director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, describes how the latest technology can help produce food in a safer, more…

Food Safety During A Global Pandemic

It is clear that in the F&B industry, the adoption of digital solutions is essential as safety and risk compliance becomes paramount. Blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and intelligent packaging designs, among others, will lead to a more resilient, robust, and safe food supply chain. By Dr. Nadiah Ghazalli, Chemicals Materials…

The Natural Food Safety Solution To Meet Market Needs & Consumer Demands

Consumers today are increasingly reaching for simpler, ‘free-from’ and clean-label products. The main challenge for food production has always been food safety and shelf-life, and KEMIN helps provide answers for the food industry.  Over the last decade, demand for convenience food products have soared, attributing to factors such as shift…

Is New Food Really Safe?

The world's population is growing, and is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Correspondingly, the demand for food, particularly for meat, is also likely to increase rapidly.1 It is predicted that both meat and seafood consumption in an increasingly urbanised Asia will increase by another 78 percent between 2017…

Challenges & Opportunities In The Halal Market Within Southeast Asia

Given its intricacy, the integrity of the entire Halal supply chain is of utmost importance.  "Halal"—what is it and what does it mean? While the literal meaning of this Arabic word means lawful or permissible and typically associated with food and beverages, the word 'halal' has since evolved.  Between the…

4 Innovations That Will Drive Hygienic Packaging

Caps & Closures highlight a few ways in which the packaging industry has been challenged by COVID-19.  The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly thrust health and safety to the forefront of the public conscience. The virus’s rapid transmission through airborne germs, personal contact, and particularly ‘hotspots’ of infection…

Hidden “Flavours” In Your Herbal Health Products

It’s been about 10 years since authorities found the industrial chemical melamine1  in milk products that sickened many children in China. Since then, the country’s food industry has responded with national crackdowns to stop dangerous illegal additives from making their way into the nation, and into the global food market.…

Detecting “Forever Chemicals” In Food Packaging

The concept of “forever chemicals”—chemicals that do not break down once released into the environment—came as a surprise to many consumers at the release of the American legal thriller film, Dark Waters1,2,3. In this 2019 film, the real “star” might be the PFAS compound, or perfluoroalkyl substance, used in coatings…
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