Thai dairy company Nutridor forms partnership to expand into the Cambodian market

ASIA - Nutridor, a dairy products manufacturer, has formed a new partnership that will see it introduce its Abevia Gold sweetened beverage and evaporate creamers to the Cambodian market. The dairy producer will hand over the marketing marketing and sales, merchandising, distribution and logistics of the products to DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, a market…

UAE recalls frozen vegetables and fruit linked to listeria outbreak

ASIA- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will withdraw frozen vegetables and fruit products following a warning issued by the European Union on possible outbreak of listeriosis. The products were produced by Greenyard Frozen Company, a Belgium-based fresh, frozen and prepared fruit and vegetables firm. The nine items on…

KH Roberts (KHR) launches new US$20m flavor innovation technologies facility

ASIA- KH Roberts (KHR), Singapore’s flavors and fragrance firm has marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of a new US$20m, 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility including administrative, global sales, R&D, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics. With the new facility, the firm would further work on growing its flavour innovation technologies as well as expanding new…

RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s certificates and membership status

ASIA - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has reinstated Nestlé S.A.’s membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Nestle earlier in June had its membership of the industry watchdog RSPO suspended as the Swiss food group had failed to submit a report detailing…

IRRI collaborates with Nepal for rice sustainability and security

ASIA - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the government of Nepal have signed a collaborative five-year agreement that seeks to achieve rice sustainability while ensuring food security and nutrition. The project aims at increasing grain yield build technical skills and capabilities, and promote a more market-driven seed system for climate resilient rice varieties.…

IFC invests US$25m in KazFoodProducts food processing group

ASIA - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group is investing US$25 million in KazFoodProducts LLP food processing group of companies operating in grain milling and confectionary sectors. The investment aims at supporting the company’s expansion plans, boost Kazakhstan agricultural sector through diversification strategies as well as enhancing global food…

IRRI partners with quality assurance group Intertek for sustainable rice production

ASIA - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has partnered with the UK based multinational inspection, product testing and certification company, Intertek to enhance sustainable rice production and global food security. The collaboration will see Intertek use rice DNA markers developed by IRRI in a joint initiative geared at equitable sharing of knowledge and provision…

Global probiotic market to grow US$64b in Latin America and Asia

USA - The global probiotics market is projected to grow to US$64 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% through 2022, according to Ingredients. While all regions are expected to experience growth, the fastest region is Latin America, with Brazil contributing to 52% of the area’s total probiotic market. With the rising…

Ingredion launches nature-based plating agent that transforms liquids into powders

ASIA - The US based ingredients maker, Ingredion has launched a high-capacity, nature based plating agent that allows manufacturers transform a variety of both oil and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients. Developed by Ingredion scientists in their Idea Labs, N-ZORBIT 2144 is a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating…

IFC partners with Myanmar Rice Federation to boost growth in rice industry

ASIA - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support sustainable growth of Myanmar’s rice industry. The partnership made by a collaboration with Australia, United Kingdom and Japan aims to accelerate changes in the industry through development, improvement,…