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The global pandemic is driving more consumers in Asia Pacific to turn to local, traditional flavours and ingredients with health-boosting properties, even as they demand new taste experiences

Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company, has just released its annual Asia Pacific Taste Charts for 2021, uncovering flavours and ingredients that are set to inspire innovation and taste excellence across the region’s food and beverage landscape.

Kerry’s Taste Charts are developed by its global team of Kerry Insights and Taste experts who bring valuable insights on mainstream, key, up and coming, and emerging flavours and ingredients from around the world. ...

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How ingredient innovations can help create stand-out appeal

With growing interest in flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets, the global market for plant-based meat alternatives is set to continue to grow at a rapid pace, alongside the popular traditional meat sector. The trend is gaining momentum in APAC, in particular, where the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted consumers’ desire ...

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, frozen food manufacturers are getting increasingly concerned over the safety of their products as well as their factory workers, as most of their factories need to expand production to meet rapid growth in demand for their products.

During the pandemic, consumers prefer to stock frozen ...

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Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has recently announced the appointment of PT Sinarniaga Sejahtera (SNS), a subsidiary of PT Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya Tbk (Garudafood), one of the largest food and beverage companies in Indonesia, as its distributor for Van Houten ...

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Jungbunzlauer has recently announced the launch of high acyl gellan gum under the brand name TayaGel®. Gellan gum is a highly functional hydrocolloid, produced through controlled non-GMO fermentation using renewable feedstock. Gellan gum is widely permitted as food additive ...

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GNT International has appointed Anshul Life Sciences to distribute its EXBERRY® Coloring Foods across India. The agreement follows publication of a notification of a new standard for Coloring Foods by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on 29 December ...

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, Ecovia Intelligence gives its predictions for sustainable foods for the ...

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ADM, a global leader in nutrition and partner to the world’s leading consumer brands, has recently unveiled 5 food and beverage trends that will impact the way consumers eat and drink in the new year.
Based on in-depth research from ADM’s proprietary OutsideVoice consumer insights platform, the report provides a ...

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AFBR has the opportunity to interview Ms Bettina Hudry-Gerez, Head of BU for Nutrition & Health, Agriculture and Sustainability (Asia) from Alcimed, a business consulting firm specialising in life-sciences, to uncover the huge future potential of food and beverage products for ‘healthy ageing’ in ...

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The year 2020 indeed has been the most challenging year in recent history, which results in significant shifts in consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping behaviours.

Mintel Trends has identified new opportunities in line with 3 Mintel Trend Drivers i.e. Wellbeing, Value and Identity. In 2021 and beyond, food and drink ...

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OrderEZ, a new end-to-end business management platform for F&B suppliers and venues, has recently announced over S$500,000 (US$378,000) in seed-funding to consolidate its operations in Singapore and expand its solution to Australia and New Zealand.

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IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has recently launched an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurisation laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of a strategic move to increase its regional technical footprint. The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations in the application of dairy, beverages and ...

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Green House, a major bakery ingredients supplier specialising in a wide portfolio of both mainstream and fusion east-meets-west emulcos, sees growing demand for bakery products as well as ingredients as Malaysians spend more time at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and this trend is expected to persist ...

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Asia Pacific contributes more than 60% share of the world’s total food and beverage stores, according to recent report released by The Business Research Company (TBRC) Global Market Model.

According to this report, Asia Pacific has ...

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US-based Impossible Foods has announced plan to lower the prices of its products by double digits for distributors in Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong and Macau.

The price cuts, which vary by location and will take effect in January apply to ...

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In recent years, China saw the resurgence of local soft drink brands making a huge comeback after many years of ‘dormancy’ in the market.

One such brand is Asia Sarsae, ...

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Malaysia food industry is currently embroiled in a major controversy when the authorities recently discovered that a large quantity of imported non-Halal meat had been passed on as Halal ...

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In 2020, Vietnam exported 1.7 million tonnes of coffee worth US$2.7 billion, representing 10% of the world’s coffee value and 18% share of the coffee market in volume terms, according to latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

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Barely 4 months after its official launch in Thailand, QminC, an innovative health drink fortified with curcumin extracted from the turmeric plant's rootstalks, has successfully found its place on to the shelves of more than 15,000 modern trade retail outlets and almost 500,000 mom and pop stores, ...

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Netherlands-based food manufacturer, Verstegen Spices & Sauces has signaled its interest to invest up to Rp 4.2 trillion (US$298 million) to develop the Indonesian nutmeg industry, particularly in Fakfak regency in West Papua, according to Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board ...

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Major instant noodle producer, Nissin Foods Company Limited has announced an initial investment in production and storage facilities for frozen noodles in its Shunde Plant in China.

The new initiative will not only further enrich its product portfolio but also capture the growing demand for frozen food products ...

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US-based Eat Just, Inc has just got approval for its cultured chicken meat to be sold in Singapore as an ingredients in chicken bites. The company has also developed other cultured chicken formats that will be an extension to this product line.

This represents the world’s first commercial launch ...

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Calendar of Events

Date of Exhibition: 9 - 12 March 2021
Venue: Makuhari Messe
Organiser: Japan Management Association, Japan Hotel Association, Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association, Japan Restaurant Association, Japan Tourism Facilities Association
Tel: +81 (0) 3 3434 1391
Contact person/email: foodexglobal@jma.or.jp
Website: https://www.jma.or.jp/foodex/en/
Date of Exhibition: 15 - 18 March 2021
Venue: Virtual (online)
Organiser: Ecovia Intelligence
Tel: +44 20 8567 0788
E-mail: info@sustainablefoodssummit.com
Website: https://sustainablefoodssummit.com/asia/
Date of Exhibition: 23 - 25 June 2021
Venue: National Exhibition & Convention Centre (Shanghai)
Organiser: Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets
Tel: +86 21 33392121
E-mail: vivien.miao@imsinoexpo.com
Website: www.propakchina.com/
Date of exhibition: 23-25 June 2021
Venue: National Exhibition & Convention Centre (Shanghai)
Organiser: Informa Markets, CCCMHPIE, Sinoexpo Informa Markets
Email: emma.ruan@imsinoexpo.com
Tel: +86 (0) 21 3339 2280
Website: www.figlobal.com/china
Date of Exhibition: 25 - 27 August 2021
Venue: JI Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta
Organiser: PT Global Expo Management (GEM)
Tel: +62 21 5435 8118(Hunting)
E-mail: lie.yun@gem-indonesia.com
Website: www.foodmanufacturing-indonesia.com
Date of Exhibition: 27 - 30 October 2021
Venue: Jakarta International (JI) Expo, Kemayoran
Organiser: Krista Exhibitions
Tel: +62 21 634 5861; 634 5862 ext. 110
E-mail: pr@kristamedia.com
Website: www.allpack-indonesia.com
Date of Exhibition: To be confirmed
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: Informa Exhibitions
Tel: +65 6411 7723
E-mail: Reema.Patnaik@informa.com
Website: www.vitafoodsasia.com
Date of Exhibition: 10 - 13 November 2021
Venue: Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran
Organiser: Krista Exhibitions
Tel: +62 21 634 5861
E-mail: info@kristamedia.com
Website: https://sialinterfood.com/
Date of Exhibition: 28 - 31 March 2022 (new)
Venue: Singapore Expo
Tel: +65 6233 6688
Contact person:
E-mail: enquiry@foodnhotelasia.com
Website: www.fhafnb.com
Date of Exhibition: 10 - 13 May 2022
Venue: Singapore Expo
Tel: +65 6233 6688
Contact person:
E-mail: enquiry@foodnhotelasia.com
Website: www.fhahoreca.com/
Date of Exhibition: 7 - 9 September 2022
Venue: JI Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta
Organiser: UBM Asia
Tel: +66 2 036 0500 Ext 275
Contact person: Ratchadaporn Taeprayoon
E-mail: Ratchadaporn.T@informa.com
Website: www.figlobal.com/asia-indonesia
Date of Exhibition: 18 - 20 May 2022
Venue: TBECC, HCMC
Organiser: UBM Asia
Tel: +66 2 036 0500 Ext 275
E-mail: Ratchadaporn.t@informa.com
Website: www.figlobal.com/vietnam/en/home.html

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