Medical foods based on amino acid neurotransmitter technology to be marketed in China

Medical food specialist Targeted Medical Pharma has signed a Chinese distribution deal that bodes well for the long term health of the company.

Wanpen from DPO Thailand speaks to


In the fast changing market, how do companies keep their finger on the pulse of new trends? Wanpen, General Manager of DPO Thailand, spoke to on how DPO International strives for innovation and developments for food products & technology.

Packaged foods growth driving Indian ready-to-eat innovation

Packaged foods growth driving Indian ready to eat innovation

The perceived convenience associated with packaged food has been driving lightning growth in the segment, according to an Assocham report.

Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases

A recently published World Health Organization (WHO) report, which presents the first global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases, states that as many as 600 million people worldwide fall ill after consuming contaminated food. The WHO hopes that this new information will foster increased political attention and spur collective action toward improving food safety.

Indonesia: Sugary Drinks Industry: Sugar Good, Tax Bad

Indonesia Sugary Drinks Industry Sugar Good Tax Bad

Makers of sugary beverages have called on the government to drop a planned tax on their products, claiming it will hurt their revenue and lead to layoffs.

Food safety scheme to launch

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has chosen Hoc Mon Wholesale Market and Ben Thanh Market to implement a pilot food-safety market model,according to a report in the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

DPO Indonesia Awarded with GREENLANE Facility Status



Diligent work, especially in the area of submitting timely and complete documentation, has awarded DPO Indonesia with a GREENLANE facility status from Indonesian customs.

‘We are extremely thorough and rigorous when it comes to our processes. We're proud that our hard work has paid off!' said Inneke Fransisca, Group Commercial Director of DPO International.


Philippines: Beverage manufacturers oppose higher taxes

Philippines Beverage manufacturers oppose higher taxes

A bill imposing a tax on sweetened beverages hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, seeking to impose a 10-per-cent ad valorem tax on soft drinks and carbonated drinks. The tax collected would be allocated for health and other government programs.

From butter beans to pigeon peas UN launches International Year of Pulses

According to the United Nations, pulses – including all kinds of dried beans and peas – are a cheap, delicious and highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.

Advert controls eyed on green tea, sodas

green tea soda

Thailand’s Department of Health is proposing to place controls on green tea and carbonated drinks which have high sugar content that is detrimental to health, Deputy Department Director-General Sutha Jienmaneechotchai.

Selangor looks at drafting guideline for food trucks

Selangor looks at drafting guideline for food trucks


The Selangor government is considering implementing a standard guideline for food truck operators in the state.

How to make the most of a US$2.4 trillion opportunity in Asia

How to make the most of a US2.4 trillion opportunity in Asia

The grocery markets of China and India are set to grow in double digits and be worth US$2.4 trillion by 2020, according to the latest forecast by food and grocery researchers IGD.

Singapore: Be alert to safety issues with ready-to-eat meals

Singapore Be alert to safety issues with ready to eat meals

In a letter to TODAY, reader Liu I-Chun, in response to an article titled “Food firms get help to boost productivity with digital solutions”, said that while a shrinking workforce does pose challenges for the food industry, there are food safety concerns around the championing of new dining formats proposed.

Worldwide infant formula sales set to rocket as China ends one child policy

The abandonment of the one-child policy in China is expected to grow sales of infant formula by 10-15%, with 1.5-2 million more babies likely to be born each year in the country.

Indian QSR category expected to tip $3.8bn in five years

Indian QSR category expected to tip 3.8bn in five years

India’s fast-food sector continues its lightning growth, with Assocham estimating it will reach Rs25,000cr (US$3.8bn) by 2020.