Daniel Pans, Deputy Chairman, EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUMCCI) & CEO of DPO International, spoke on BFM Radio about EUMCCI's mission to support and develop the interest of EU businesses in Malaysia, as well as facilitate trade and discussed about how the current sentiment in Europe could impact trade.

The Food Industry - Moving Toward Standardisation


Daniel Pans wears many hats. Besides being the Deputy Chairman of EUMCCI and a Co-Sector Leader of SEBSEAM-M’s Agribusiness Services, he is also the President of the Malaysian Belgium Luxembourg Business Council (MBLBC) and the group managing director and owner of DPO International, a pan-Asian food distribution company with 20 sales, marketing and distribution locations across seven Asian countries and one of the main sponsors of the EU-ASEAN Forum on Food Safety.

Market Trends of 2017

Change is accelerating in the world we live in today. The usual drivers of consumer behaviour and purchases seem to have fundamentally changed, with potentially profound implications throughout the food & beverage industry.

In today’s world, consumers now have unprecedented access to readily available information and the ability to instantly share this information via social media. Convergence of information technology, cultures across popular media and the rise of online grocers has been some of the driving factors that have caused a shift in consumer purchase decisions and is ever evolving shopping behaviours. This in turn is beginning to influence food processors to re-evaluate their products and formulations.

This article takes a brief look at some of the emerging market trends of 2017 and how innovative ingredients could play a vital role in transforming popular everyday foodstuffs that we are all familiar with.

DHA and Enhanced Cooking Oil


‘Innovation: The act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods’-          Merriam – Webster dictionary


Like almost everything else, the food industry is no stranger to innovative products and processes. As the food industry is constantly finding ways to evolve and create more beneficial products to society, DHA is currently being looked at and applied to certain food products in hopes of increasing the DHA intake of not just adults but infants and children as well.

Inulin and Oligofructose

Inulin and Oligofructose

Inulin and Oligofructose are natural food ingredients which occur in many other foods but chicory has one of the highest percentages. Both Inulin and Oligofructose are soluble prebiotic dietary fibres which promote inner well-being and better digestive health. Inulin is a fat replacer and stability improver while Oligofructose is a sugar substituent.

Liquid Breakfast - A growing market?

Liquid Breakfast

Liquid breakfast foods have captured the growing food market, attracting both children and adults. Innovativeness in this product is that it includes all essential macro and micro nutrients of a breakfast meal within 200 ml pack.

Although considered revolutionary with the potential of shutting down traditional breakfast market throughout the globe, market research predicts that a complete replacement of the breakfast cereal / muesli market will not take place.

How it started