Food & Beverage Asia October/November 2021


Prebiotics market taps into current demands
With the plant-based revolution on a steady rise, prebiotics have emerged as a strong contender as a source of fibre, and for substituting animal-based products. Online search trends have shown that prebiotics are trending amongst consumers, alongside growing concerns with gut health and irritation. These trends are also reflected in animal feed and pet food as manufacturers include prebiotics in their products as a supplementary ingredient.

Serac’s ESL Combox delivers three-way packaging solution
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated qualitative and sustainable processes ensuring high safety standards. The ESL Combox by Serac demonstrates a high commitment to hygiene and sustainability through its three-in-one feature: high-precision stretch blow moulding of PET and RPET bottles; net weight filling; and capping. It also utilises pulsed light for dry, chemical-free decontamination, delivering a swift, compact, natural solution for customers.

How product inspection facilitates the flexibility and product safety co-packers need to deliver
Responding to a growth in e-commerce and increasing legislation aimed at improving product safety, co-packers must demonstrate flexibility in responding to a greater variety of work handle different changeovers between different legislative needs, as well as providing the information necessary to demonstrate provenance. Product inspection technology can ensure their success through enabling smoother operations and optimised performance.