- Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:20
KUALA LUMPUR: Popular American pretzel chain Auntie Anne's has said it has been unable to get halal certification in Malaysia for, among other reasons, selling "pretzel dogs"
- Published: Monday, 17 October 2016 10:03
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Milk Sdn Bhd is recalling all of its Marigold HL milk from the local market with immediate effect. This was in response to customer feedbacks on the viscosity of its Marigold HL chocolate milk that appeared higher than usual.
- Published: Monday, 17 October 2016 10:01
New research suggests reports that a diet heavy in soy protein isolate during early life can protect against serious bone loss during adulthood.
- Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:18
Taiwan’s food safety authorities are evaluating whether regulations governing the use of two additives to flour products should be amended.
- Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 16:05
In half a decade, seaweed has made the leap from traditional Korean side dish to an ingredient making a big impression on the US snacking scene.
- Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:03
Being highly regarded as the next superfood - Spirulina has a complete list of proteins, vitamins, essential minerals and omega-3. The Aztecs, who lived in lake Chad, were said to consume Spirulina to meet their nutrition needs. It helped them surviving the famine.
- Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:00
Africa and Asia could take the EU’s place as exporters of fruit and veg for the UK following Brexit, retailers say.
- Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:15
Backed by solid economic growth, increasing incomes and strong domestic demand, the Philippines stands out as one of the top burgeoning retail markets in Asia.
- Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 10:48
Cinnamon has been used as long has recorded history itself. The Egyptians used it in their embalming process and even the Old Testament mentions it as one of the ingredients for anointing oils. The ancients knew of cinnamon's health benefits and it was so treasured that at one time, it was said to be more valuable than gold.
- Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 10:43
Regularly eating cereal fibre could reduce the risk of heart disease-related deaths by up to 18% and cancer mortality by 15%, a new analysis claims.
- Published: Friday, 19 August 2016 10:08
More than a quarter of soy sauce brands tested by the Hong Kong Consumer Council have been found to contain a possibly carcinogenic compound, while a similar number failed to meet the most basic overseas quality standards.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:34
Fish sauce fortified with thiamine could help fight cases of beriberi in Southeast Asia – a public health concern caused by thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:59
Detailed nutritional fact panels are less likely to influence non-health conscious shoppers than general front-of-pack health claims, a new study suggests.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:56
Fortifying foods is not a new trend, but it is a move that manufacturers are commonly adopting now, whether to address deficiencies in vitamins and minerals for consumers, or to enhance the appeal of their products with these added health benefits. But what exactly is fortification, why do we need to fortify foods, and what can be said of the future for fortification? Lee Wei Xuan, research analyst, Euromonitor International, tells APFI more. By Michelle Cheong