- Published: Friday, 23 March 2018 08:50
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International – the owner of stores such as Cold Storage, Giant and 7-Eleven – has closed a series of outlets in Southeast Asia "after a disappointing year" for its food businesses.
- Published: Friday, 23 March 2018 08:46
Malaysian food-delivery startup Dahmakan, which raised US$2.6 million early this year, has acquired Bangkok-based competitor Polpa for an undisclosed amount.
- Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:36
China's state television broadcasters have taken a strong stance against the widely-practiced Chinese belief that combining certain foods when cooking will produce a fatal poison.
During its annual televised gala for the ‘National Day for Protecting Consumer's Rights’, there was a 13-minute-long segment in which they attempted to debunk a number of pervasive myths about the detrimental combination of specific foods.
- Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:27
MANILA – Malaysia said it was helping the Philippines develop its halal market, as it called on increased cooperation among Southeast Asian nations to develop the industry that caters to Muslims.
- Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:35
Roti King, a Malaysian restaurant in London
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 ― The Malaysian halal sector's exports last year rose RM1.2 billion to reach a total of RM43.4 billion.
- Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 07:43
A billboard in China advertises Daedong River Beer in an undated photo. RFA
A popular North Korean beer banned under international sanctions for export outside the country is now being bottled in China and sold to restaurants as a smuggled product, sources living near the border say.
- Published: Friday, 16 March 2018 07:28
Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic.
In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined.
- Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:28
The regulator believes that using colour-coded labelling will encourage the consumption of healthier ‘green’ foods — mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, lean meat, eggs and fish — and discourage the consumption of ‘red’ foods — those with high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) content such as deep-fried foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed foods and confectionery.
- Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:03
Amid the recent surge in popularity of foreign cuisine, restaurateurs look to raise the profile of traditional Myanmar food
Korean food. Thai food. European food. Yangonites are increasingly spoiled for choice when choosing where to go for a meal. While broadening one’s culinary horizons can only be a good thing, traditional Myanmar restaurant owners are wondering whether this new found love for all foods foreign means that traditional cuisine will be left by the wayside.
- Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:26
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Except for a few countries in Asia, bread is not a staple food in much of the continent.
Perhaps that is why when food vendors do come up with sandwiches, they are quite unusual – and excellent.
- Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:28
SINGAPORE: In its continued war against diabetes, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has set aside S$15 million to support the food industry in developing lower-sugar desserts, sauces and beverages.
- Published: Monday, 12 March 2018 07:37
Nestlé’s persistent PR problem about the nutritional value and high sugar content of its Milo drink shows no sign of abating after the firm moved “to avoid confusion” over its star rating in Australia, hot on the heels of similar disputes in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
Nestlé recently announced it is removing its Australian Health Star Rating (HSR) of 4.5 on its powdered Milo product, “pending the Australian Federal Government’s review of the HSR system”.
In an official statement, the multinational firm said powdered Milo’s HSR of 4.5 had been “correctly calculated under the relevant regulations”.
- Published: Monday, 12 March 2018 06:52
NUR Hayati Elia, 13, didn’t have a proper breakfast and looked worn out as she walked home from school to her flat at the People's Housing Project (PPR) in Kampung Baru Ayer Panas, Kuala Lumpur.
There was no lunch waiting for her either. Her first proper meal for the day will be dinner that her mother usually brought home after work. But this was her daily routine, she said.
- Published: Monday, 12 March 2018 06:29
There are normally two kinds of special breeds in the world, the tea lovers and the coffee addicts. The tea folks tend to see themselves as a more sophisticated ‘nobili-tea’ (pun intended) that are sometimes misunderstood for their unflinching loyalty to their tea. Unlike a coffee drinker who needs that cup of Joe each morning to function like normal human being, a tea lover usually chooses when and where to slowly sip on their liquid enjoyment.
- Published: Monday, 26 February 2018 08:06
Thousands of chickens are seen in a poultry farm in Bogor on the outskirts of Jakarta. Reuters
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food is rife in Southeast Asia, a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official said on Wednesday, warning of serious risks for people and animals as bacterial infections become more resistant to treatment.