Qualitas to distribute Almega PL in Australia and New Zealand

Lipa Pharmaceuticals to distribute Qualitas' Almega PL in Australia and New Zealand

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.  

Complementary medicines could save A$3bn from healthcare bill

Complementary medicines could save A$3bn from healthcare bill

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. 

Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

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.

Lewis Road Creamery ups chocolate milk production 4000%...in a month

Lewis Road Creamery ups chocolate milk production 4000% after 'unprecedented demand'

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."

Food safety research centre to open next year

Massey chosen as site for food safety research centre

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.

“Indonesia is very important, our most important Asian market after China.”

Tate & Lyle backs fibre to battle Asian bulge

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.

DuPont Nutrition & Health: "This was the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year operating margin improvement.”

Nutrition profits jump 23% in mixed DuPont Q3 results

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.

Pepper, Nestlé's robot, will be able to 'read' people's emotions

Nestle commissions empathic robot to sell its coffee machines in Japan

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.  

Amcor Flexibles to open Philippines factory

Amcor Flexibles to open Philippines factory

29-Oct-2014 - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.

Bunge is the largest buyer of palm oil from the Malaysian state of Sarawak

Bunge commits to deforestation-free palm oil

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.

Four species will now be combined under Bactrocera dorsalis

Four to one: Crop pest discovery could have wide-reaching benefits

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.

Burger King's iconic Whopper will likely not be on the menu for India

BK to finally enter the Indian market after months of speculation

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.

Study finds how brands use social media to draw kids to junk food

Study finds how brands use social media to draw kids to junk food

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.

Modular factory UFT Gulfood FiaB

Modular factory systems gaining momentum in Pakistan and India

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).

Zero-calorie sweeteners: There's not enough human evidence to warrant new advice

Do zero-calorie sweeteners increase diabetes risk?

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.

NZ heart group warns against changing to coconut oil

NZ heart group warns against changing to coconut oil

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.

Gloria Jean's' Sydney outlets will now be seen as local businesses

Australia's RFT to ‘go global’ with Gloria Jean’s purchase

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).

Gutter oil: A mixture of dirty used oils that can be extremely harmful if consumed

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

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.

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

24-Oct-2014 - Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.

Ming Yue Packaging barrier material MAP skin packaging

Shanghai company creates barrier material for MAP and skin packaging

24-Oct-2014 - Ming Yue Packaging has launched APET/EVOH high barrier composite soft sheets.