Call for Ban on Harmful Additive Used in Bread

Call for ban on harmful additive used in bread

NEW DELHI:  The Centre's ban on the use of potassium bromate as a food additive will reduce risk from cancer-causing chemicals and safeguard public health.

Superfood potential: Cockroach milk could be ‘fantastic protein supplement’

Superfood potential Cockroach milk could be fantastic protein supplement

A ‘highly nutritious’ secretion from cockroaches has potential to be a new superfood ingredient for foods and supplements, say researchers.

The New Stevia? China’s Mogroside V Market Ready For Lift-Off

The New Stevia Chinas Mogroside V Market Ready For Lift Off

Growing consumer demands for natural, healthy products are leading food manufacturers to search for better substitutes for ingredients like sugar. Derived naturally from Luo Han Guo but offering more than the currently popular stevia, Mogroside V might be the next ‘big’ substitute for sugar.

What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters?

What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters

The boom of tourism in Myanmar has inflated local demand for international food brands, while the local food manufacturing base remains very limited in scope. It is a challenging market but infrastructural and regulatory improvements could promote local branded food manufacturing base, which may ultimately serve domestic demand for branded food, as much as visiting consumers.

Multiple Cereal Benefits Uncovered in First-of-its-kind Study

cereal benefits

A first-ever scientific analysis carried by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from the data garnered by the Australian Health Survey pointed positive impact for body weight and nutrition, regardless of the cereal type and its sugar content. It showed that cereal eaters have slimmer waist and more likely to be at healthy weight that people who eat other breakfast.

Kerala’s ‘fat tax’ could shrink meat sales in India

Kerala&lsquots fat tax could shrink meat sales in India

Meat sales in the southern Indian state of Kerala are expected to fall after the imposition of a 14.5% ‘fat tax’ on western-style fast-food items.

Flooding Devastates China’s Rural Pork Industry

Chinese pork producers are struggling after the city of Wuhan was left paralysed by the worst flooding since 1998 weather crisis. Aoxin Tianli Group, a pig producer operating in retail and e-commerce out of Wuhan City has suffered approximately $1.5m of damages coming from livestock deaths, contaminated feed supplies and ruined farming structures.

China to Reduce Meat Consumption by 50%

China to Reduce Meat Consumption by 50%

The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizen’s meat consumption to reduce greenhouse emissions by 1bn tones by 2030. Not only does this measure cut down the emissions, but also reduce the country’s problems with obesity and diabetes.

How Globalisation is Challenging the Supply of Safe Food

How Globalisation is Challenging the Supply of Safe Food

Ensuring a supply of safe and quality food in an era of rapid globalisation, where consumer demand is leading to issues like food fraud, was an overarching theme at the fourth World of Food Safety Conference, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, at the end of May, 2016.

TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: With members from academia, government and industry sectors all in discussion on how to maintain food safety at optimal levels by identifying crucial issues, all relevant stakeholders will be able to conceptualize and put into action proper prevention techniques, policies and such to further strengthen food safety in the era of globalization. Action might take time, but at the very least things are moving forward.   

Read more at: http://foodindustry.asia/how-globalisation-is-challenging-the-supply-of-safe-food

Confectionery to be worst hit UK food sector after Brexit, says Euromonitor

Confectionery to be worst hit UK food sector after Brexit says Euromonitor

Confectionery volumes are forecast to decline faster than any other packaged food category after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: With the UK being one of the key destinations of intra-EU exports of confectionary products, there would definitely be consequences for the industry, not just limited to snacks and confectionary items, but the entire EU food trade.

Read more at: http://www.foodnavigator.com/Business/Brexit-to-hit-confectionery-volumes-in-UK-Euromonitor

Boost for Sri Lankan cinnamon industry

Boost for Sri Lankan cinnamon industry

A joint project is helping cinnamon producers in Sri Lanka meet food safety and hygiene standards to boost export opportunities.

TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: Partnerships with international organizations will only further establish Sri Lanka as one of the primary cinnamon producers of the world. 

Read more at: http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Markets/WTO-and-UNIDO-raise-standards-in-Sri-Lanka-s-cinnamon-exports

Nescafé sales drop as smaller brands and coffee joints gain favour

Nescafé sales drop as smaller brands and coffee joints gain favour

The proportion of Australians buying instant coffee has declined over the last five years, while fresh coffee sales have increased, market research has found.

Thai Union finds work for 1,000 axed staff

Thai Union finds work for 1000 axed staff

International seafood processor Thai Union has given jobs to more than 1,000 workers who were made redundant in a restructuring of its external supply chain.

India: Modi’s call for sodas to be 2% juice bewilders beverage industry

India Modis call for sodas to be 2 juice bewilders beverage industry

A suggestion by India’s prime minister for all fizzy drinks to have at least 2% natural fruit juice content has baffled many beverage manufacturers.

The sugar tax conundrum currently playing out in Asian markets

The sugar tax conundrum currently playing out in Asian markets

With various emerging Asian markets now considering legislation or tighter regulation of sugar in soft drinks, one of the key issues of the regional beverage industry in 2016 might well be diminishing volume growth due to higher taxation, according to Euromonitor.

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