Danone installs China rooftop solar system to slash carbon emissions

Danone installs China rooftop solar system to slash carbon emissions

Danone has installed a vast rooftop solar system at its Zhongshan factory in China, which will save 55,000 tons of CO2 over its lifetime.

The project is Danone’s first solar PV (photovoltaic) project in China.

Asia Clean Capital (ACC) designed, constructed and funded the system and will undertake the long-term system maintenance.

Electricity from the solar systems will be provided to Danone at competitive rates.

Clear gains: Fruit firm brings clear can packaging to Asia

Clear gains Fruit firm brings clear can packaging to Asia

S&W, a Del Monte company, is launching clear fruit cans in stores in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.

S&W Fine Foods International, a Del Monte company, is rolling out clear fruit cans for its products sold in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.

The firm says the use of Milacron’s Klear Can shows consumers the quality and freshness of its pineapple products at the time of purchase.

Milacron CEO Tom Goeke said: “After years of development and strong positive consumer results, we’re excited to have S&W Fine Foods International on-board as a partner to launch the Milacron Klear Can in key global markets. We are also thrilled about the prospect of transforming the metal can industry.

Malaysian MyNews owner Bison secures Japan food manufacturing JVs

Major Malaysian retailer group Bison is accelerating its move into food manufacturing by partnering with two Japanese firms to produce bakery and ready-to-eat convenience goods.

Bison has 220 outlets under its myNEWS.com. brand and operates the WHSmith stores within Malaysian international airports.

Falling Chinese pork imports fuel global oversupply

Falling Chinese pork imports fuel global oversupply

A drop in Chinese imports is expected to cause a global oversupply in pork meat.

According to the Rabobank Pork Quarterly report for Q4 2017, the global pork supply is expected to increase further, mainly driven by China, the US, Canada, and Brazil.  Pork imports to China alone were down by 27% in the first eight months, but are expected to rebound later on in the year.

All About Protein

All about Protein

If you’re one of those who patiently studies new additions in supermarkets and grocery stores, you would notice that year after year, more snacks, meals and foods are being fortified with protein.

Certain snacks now come in ‘high in protein’ flavors and even some cereals are now ‘enhanced with protein’.

This article takes a brief look at what exactly is protein made off and offers a few insights on what it can do for your body, and we don’t just mean building muscles like Arnie.


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Yoghurt soars as China develops new dairy foothold

Yoghurt soars as China develops new dairy foothold

Cheaper production costs and higher quality products have led foreign companies to dominate most Chinese dairy markets, but high margins and booming demand have put local firms in pole position in the yoghurt market.

Having touched US$55bn last year, the dairy market is now second only to America.

Indonesian food firm creates first halal accredited mentaiko

Takefumi Hashimoto, executive officer, Yamaya Communications Inc, receives the halal certification for the mentaiko, with the different forms of the product displayed.

Takefumi Hashimoto, executive officer, Yamaya Communications Inc, receives the halal certification for the mentaiko, with the different forms of the product displayed.

The product certified by Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), the Muslim authority of the country, is now sold in AEON supermarkets in Indonesia. Whole mentaiko, also known as mako, is being sold in packs of about 70g to 100g.

PT Kanemory Food Service, a halal-certified operation, was consigned to produce the halal mentaiko by its group company in Indonesia, PT Kanematsu Trading Indonesia.

By Ricebowl Asia

Almost every human being in planet Earth has heard or tried Indian Food. Their spicy and flavourful dishes are known to evoke fiery tongues along with sweaty foreheads and are generally not for people with a sensitive tummy. Modern day Indian cuisine in certain cities now adopts a less spicy approach to their meals so that their cuisine can cater to all.

Contrary to popular belief, traditional Indians do not eat their food in stages. Food is often served on a one giant plate with little bowls of dishes in them, called a thali, with the sweet dishes enjoyed following the savoury good stuff. The dishes you find in the Starter section of a restaurant menu is usually just snacks and/or street food. Keep this in mind the next time you’re browsing through a menu at an Indian restaurant!  

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Pros & Cons Of Going Cashless At Hawker Centres

Pros & Cons Of Going Cashless At Hawker Centres


SINGAPORE: At this hawker centre, cash is king.

Hungry customers queue up for food, clutching their wallets or holding a fistful of cash. Stallholders take the money and quickly count out the change, opening drawers or reaching into containers for coins.

This could be a scene played out at any hawker centre in Singapore. But at this one, there is a difference: Banners and signs put up around the centre proudly proclaim the Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre to be Singapore’s first QR Code payment hawker centre. Almost every stall displays a QR code that customers can scan using their various banking apps to make payment for their meals.

Carbohydrates Part 4: How should we make quality choices of carbohydrates?

Often times as consumers, we let our buying habits dictate the things we purchase. Like the instances where you find yourself in the grocery isle contemplating over which brand of cornflakes you should buy – and the brand with the better TV advertisement would end up being be the best choice of cornflakes, to you. Making quality choices of carbohydrate goes beyond the product’s brand name. One has to look out for the product’s Glycemic index.

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Apocalypse: $1,000 For Food Kit That Lasts 25 Years

Screenshot from Costco.com of Nutristore 1 Year Emergency Food Kit with 6,200 Servings for $999.

Think long and hard enough, eventually there will be solutions to everything, even surviving the end of the world.

Take Costco’s 1-year emergency food kit for $999.99, including shipping.

It is made up of nearly 100 cans — 1-gallon each and making 6,200 servings of food — of wheat, rice, granola, apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries, potatoes, carrots beans, onions, corn, beef, chicken, milk, sugar and salt.

The cans, the company said, will last up to 25 years. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club declined to offer much more about the items — or on how many people are buying the kit.

Fast Food report card: What's in your fast food meat?

(CNN) -- Our favorite fast foods could come back to bite us according to a report released Wednesday -- and it's not just the extra calories.

The new report grades the 25 largest US fast food chains on where they stand on antibiotics.

The results are a mixed bag: For the third year in a row, the only two As were awarded to Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. More companies passed this year than ever before.

But 11 of the top 25 chains received an F, having taken "no (discernible) action to reduce use of antibiotics in their supply chains."

Nine companies didn't respond to the survey at all, just like last year.

Cambodia’s First EU Standard Organic Farm

The organic farm at Picnic Resort in Kompong Seila district, Preah Sihanouk province is the first in Cambodia to be certified as meeting European Union standards. The farm supplies about 58 types of organic produce to distributors in Phnom Penh.

A stall selling pork is seen at Maeklong market at the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s pig farmers are urging the government to resist pressure from the United States to open up its $3.5 billion pork market as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to reduce U.S. trade deficits.

Trending: Higher Health snacks demand in China

Trending: Higher Health snacks demand in China

Two in five urban Chinese are currently consuming more nuts and seeds compared to half a year ago.

Snacking is often perceived as a quick and convenient, sometimes ‘rewarding’ alternative to the conventional meal times and today, more and more consumers are starting to align their focus on their health, generating a big opportunity for healthy snacks. Mintel’s new report suggests that two in five (40%) urban Chinese consumers eat more nuts and seeds today compared to six months ago. Driving the rise of demands of healthy snacks, 58 percent of consumers say that nuts and seeds taste good and 44 percent say they are convenient to eat, with a miniscule 9 percent claim nuts and seeds are unhealthy.

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