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Food manufacturers are facing mounting pressure from both consumers and the governments to reduce sugar content in their products. Yet, the challenge to deliver both great taste and nutrition value is a great one By Agatha Wong According to the International Diabetes Federation, as of 2021, 90 million adults aged 20...
As the company crosses €1bn in annual sales for the first time in 2022, igus is excited to embark on transformative solutions for its customers By Agatha Wong This year, igus has presented 190 new motion plastics solutions. Guided by the concept, “Enjoyneering”, a portmanteau of enjoy and engineering, the company...
By Agatha Wong What do we mean when we talk about a “sustainable food future”? Do we refer to plant-based meat, made from soy, pea, or other bases? Do we refer to cultivated meat, which removes the need for animal farming? Or do we refer to 3D food printing, which...
A demand for healthier food, a pressure to support food security especially in Singapore, were some of the reasons AgroCorp decided to dive into the plant-based market. By Agatha Wong While plant-based start-ups and companies are a dime a dozen these days, the road to creating a product that consumers will...
When Food & Beverage Asia first featured The Growhub at FHA-Food & Beverage 2022, the company’s CEO and founder, Lester Chan, was excited to share how the company’s Web 3.0-enabled solutions will be able to support traceability and accountability in the global food supply chain. Now, a year later,...
(Image: Xurya) By Agatha Wong While equitable economic progress may not be on the top of the agenda for many organisations in food and beverage manufacturing, choosing to pivot and make such transitions can result in creating an edge against their competitors. It can also encourage a more vibrant and robust...
In a three-way partnership with Commonwealth Capital Group, Kokubu Group Corporation and Kajima Corporation, Commonwealth Kokubu Logistics recently broke ground at an upcoming food logistics facility that will span a total floor space of 500,000 sq ft, with a capacity to hold some 80,000 tonnes of halal and non-halal...
Processors can mitigate risk and prevent many safety issues by utilising closed conveyor systems designed with sanitation in mind, and capable of automated wet cleaning By Del Williams, technical writer With the threat of contamination from harmful pathogens such as salmonella, listeria, and E coli a continual concern, food processors are...
The over-reliance of plastic and food waste are two of the most pressing issues faced in South East Asia. With mounting heaps of trash disposed and rarely recycled, what can producers do to ensure a more circular system? Karen Cheah is the founder and CEO of AlterPacks By Agatha...
The reputation of the palm oil industry is a long troubled one: its versatility and effectiveness is matched by its associations withdeforestation and human rights violations. Have key industry players done enough in the past two decades to salvage its reputation? In the world of food and beverage manufacturing, there...