- 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
- Published: Friday, 12 August 2016 15:32
Gracilaria lemaneiformis, an edible algae in the category of seaweed are low-calorie and packed with nutrients. In addition, now scientists have found that a type of commercial red algae could help counteract food allergies.
- Published: Friday, 12 August 2016 15:28
Today’s food manufacturers are always looking for natural solutions to meet consumer demands for healthier products. What if there were a single ingredient that could help them do so? Introducing gelatin, a ‘one-stop’ solution for many product applications for the food industry. By Paul Stevens, global R&D and application director, Rousselot.
- Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:41
Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has developed a traceability software to track the quality of its premium durians in order to boost exports.
- Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:36
Argentina is celebrating the renewal of a beef deal with China, despite a crackdown on antibiotics contamination which saw a large shipment of its meat destroyed by China.
- Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 09:21
When Oil & Water Don’t Mix - Stabilizers and Emulsifiers in Food Formulations
By: DPO International
DPO International’s original article on Emulsifiers and Stabilisers was recently featured in the Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) Magazine in their October 2015 issue. Titled as ‘When Oil & Water Don’t Mix’, the article aimed to clarify on what exactly are emulsifiers and stabilisers while providing factual information on their functional properties and roles they play in food applications.
Read the FULL ARTICLE below:
- Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2016 06:53
On-pack claims for ‘good fat’ are on the rise as manufacturers begin to tap in to changing consumer sentiment, says Mintel.
- Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2016 06:49
Improving the safety of the Bangladeshi fruit and vegetable sector is the target of a SWITCH-Asia project which runs until the end of 2019.
- Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:29
Despite economic growth and reduction in income poverty, calorie intakes and nutritional wellbeing are declining in China, warn researchers.
- Published: Monday, 14 November 2016 11:27
Haze from slash-and-burn agricultural has returned to Southeast Asia this year. Is it enough to wait for regulators to bring the (mainly palm oil) culprits to justice? Asian resource legal experts Rick Beckmann and Kresna Panggabean enter the storm.
- Published: Friday, 11 November 2016 11:16
Asian markets outside of China, notably South Korea and Japan, were the biggest buyers of US beef in July, according to trade data from the US Meat Export Federation.