30-Oct-2014 - Qualitas Health has finalised an exclusive distribution agreement with Lipa Pharmaceuticals for its Almega PL omega-3 ingredient for sale to the dietary supplement industry in Australia and New Zealand.
30-Oct-2014 - Speaking at the complementary medicines industry’s national conference Sydney, the chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia welcomed a report by Frost & Sullivan to show a robust link between some complementary medicines with the reduced risk of a secondary disease event among high-risk groups.
30-Oct-2014 - Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
30-Oct-2014 - New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has increased production of a recently launched chocolate milk product from 1,000 litres a week to 40,000 in less than a month following "unprecedented demand."
30-Oct-2014 - Massey University will be the site of the New Zealand Government’s Food Safety Science and Research Centre planned to open in mid-2015.
30-Oct-2014 - Tate & Lyle used the recent Food Ingredients-Asia trade event in Jakarta as a springboard for its mounting ambitions in the country of 250 million people as well as other parts of Asia. Fibre and low-calorie sweeteners for weight control were a big part of its offer.
29-Oct-2014 - DuPont is reaping the benefit of its €5bn 2011 acquisition of Danish probiotics and enzymes giant Danisco, with its nutrition and health division showing 23% profit growth in a “sluggish” world market.
29-Oct-2014 - Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as the company devises new ways to appeal to customers in the brand’s biggest market.
29-Oct-2014 - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.
28-Oct-2014 - Agribusiness giant Bunge is the latest multinational company to commit to deforestation-free palm oil supply – going beyond the requirements for RSPO membership.
28-Oct-2014 - An entomological discovery should lead to the easing of some international trade restrictions, according to the Food and Agriculture Office of the United Nations.
28-Oct-2014 - Burger King will open its first stores in India in the next couple of months, with New Delhi, NCR and Mumbai each on the waiting list for restaurants.
28-Oct-2014 - Sydney researchers have blasted junk food brands for targeting young social media users to promote unhealthy food after identifying the scale of the issue.
28-Oct-2014 - United Food Technology (UFT), in Germany is launching its modular factory system FiaB (Factory-in-a-Box) at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai (November 9-11).
27-Oct-2014 - “Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk” ran the headline in the New York Times last month – but experts have said to take recent research with a pinch of salt.
27-Oct-2014 - The New Zealand Heart Foundation is telling Kiwis that they are better off consuming unsaturated plant oils than switching to coconut oil.
27-Oct-2014 - Australia’s biggest multi-brand retail food franchiser, Retail Food Group (RFG), will become a “global franchising powerhouse” following its purchase of Gloria Jean’s Coffees at an initial cost of A$163.5m (US$144m).
27-Oct-2014 - Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is the latest scandal to rock Taiwan. We take a look at a tense two months for food authorities and consumers as some of the island's worst abuses came to light.
24-Oct-2014 - Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.
24-Oct-2014 - Ming Yue Packaging has launched APET/EVOH high barrier composite soft sheets.