The differences between Halal & Kosher

The differences between Halal Kosher

We often see some food packets with “Halal” and “Kosher” printed on them. Some of us know that these are dietary restrictions for the Islamic and Jewish people, but there are people who do not know the difference between the two. Can Muslims consume food that is Kosher? Can Jewish people eat Halal foods? Allow the Food Experts at Ricebowl Asia to shed some light on the differences between the two.

Malaysian Factory Caught Using Fake Halal Logo

Malaysian Factory Caught Using Fake Halal Logo

A snack food factory in Chemor was raided after it was believed to have been marketing its food products using expired and fake halal certification.

Thailand is the Real Winner

Tariff tit-for-tat could open way to increased market share for Thai food groups

BANGKOK -- Thailand expects its exports to grow more strongly than previously forecast this year, to a level well above last year's record high, fueled by the fall-out from the U.S.-China trade war.

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Asia’s biggest cocoa grower has a chocolate problem. Cocoa production in the 130-year old industry in Indonesia is set to shrink for the third straight year as farmers switch to other crops and annual per capita consumption of chocolate languishes at just 11 ounces (300 grams) - half the rate of neighboring Malaysia, according to Euromonitor International.

Emulsifiers & Stabilizers – Magic for Meat Applications

Magic for Meat Applications

Source: Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine – July/August 2018

DPO International’s original article on Emulsifiers and Stabilisers was recently featured in the Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) Magazine in their July/August 2018 issue. Titled as ‘Emulsifiers & Stabilisers : Magic for Meat Applications’, the article aimed to clarify how emulsifiers and stabilisers are being used for various meat applications and they’re functional properties and roles in food applications.

Read the FULL ARTICLE below:

different types of durian

Durian season is here and Food Experts at Ricebowl Asia would like to teach our readers on how to correctly identify (and not get cheated) when it comes to buying Durian.  Here are a list of 10 most popular varieties of durians from Malaysia and how you can tell them apart.

Malaysian palm oil price slips on forecasts of output rise

palm oil price

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures declined at the midday break on Monday, in line for a second session of losses in three, on concerns that production could rise in the coming weeks.

China Chili Fest Gets Off To Scorching Start

china cili fest

An annual chili pepper festival kicked off Monday in central China's spice-loving Hunan province with a chili-eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute.

Chinese Police: Your Supplement Pills may be Fake

Your Supplement Pills may be Fake

Police in southern China have seized more than 30 million yuan ($6.3 million) worth of counterfeit products, including large hauls of popular Australian-branded wines, vitamins, foods, and cosmetics.

fish and squid

New research has uncovered that the nutritional balance of fish and squid changes and is of lower quality under warm water events, while under cold water events it is of higher quality.

India looks to increase its trade and tourism ties with Philippines

NEW DELHI, India — India is vigorously pushing for increased trade and tourism ties with the Philippines, as the country is turning to Southeast Asia to accelerate its economic development through its “Act East” policy.

Try before Die: 15 Canned Foods you didn’t know existed

Imagine building and prepping an underground bunker for your family, just in case chemically-radiated zombies would attack. What kind of food would you store? Should anything like that ever happens, here is a list of canned foods the Food Experts at Ricebowl Asia would recommend to be stored in your bunker.   


halal raid

SHAH ALAM: A snack food packaging factory in Puchong near here was raided by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) on suspicion of using the halal logo without permission from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM).


SINGAPORE: If you’re the kind of person who does not like queuing for your lunch, a new Netflix-type service for meals may arouse your appetite.

Founded in 2016, MealPal launched its subscription service for meals in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia. For a monthly fee of S$95.88, users will get 12 restaurant meals, which works out to S$7.99 per meal.

Dogs that eat grain-free diets may be more prone to develop a canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and a group of veterinary diagnostic laboratories are investigating the potential link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and pet foods containing seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.

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