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January 2021

The reasons to be hopeful our food will fix the planet

29-01-2021

Making positive environmental changes need not be hard, says James Wong.   BY JAMES WONG As for most people, last year did not go as I had expected. I started 2020 with plans to visit farmland in some of the driest corners of the world such as Israel, Australia or southern California to learn about how farmers there use saltwater …

Singapore start-up launches whole-plant based meat brand

29-01-2021

Karana, a Singapore start-up, has introduced a whole-plant based meat brand with its first product – ‘pork’ made from young jackfruit. Dubbed to be delicious and sustainable, the whole-plant based ‘pork’ offers a guilt-free meat alternative that can be enjoyed without compromises. Staking its claim as the new …

Zeelandia and FrieslandCampina introduce The New Cheesecake

28-01-2021

The New Cheesecake uses local ingredients, offering bakeries and outlets in Europe and Asia the opportunity to create their own variations. Anticipating a rising demand for high quality cheesecake and in line with the trend “high quality, true indulgence”, bakery solutions provider Zeelandia and FrieslandCampina have joined forces …

IMCD launches new UHT pilot facility in Indonesia

28-01-2021

As part of the strategic move to increase its regional technical footprint, IMCD has launched a UHT pasteurisation laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia. The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations in the application of dairy, beverages and soups. The new UHT laboratory is fitted with equipment that allows IMCD’s …

Editor’s pickProtein: The vital nutrient for active lifestyle

28-01-2021

Protein is one of the macronutrients needed by the human body to survive, and is contained in different combinations and quantities in the food people consume. Dr David Heber, chairman for Herbalife Nutrition Institute, writes more on the importance of necessary dietary support, including an ideal meal plan and consumption of protein for both …

Yusung Pack installs second Comexi SL2 laminator

27-01-2021

The South Korean company values the safety offered by Comexi, as well as the ability to facilitate the training and education of workers. Comexi has completed the installation of the second Comexi SL2 laminator at the facilities of Yusung Park, a South Korean manufacturer of plastic packaging for household goods, food, cosmetics, and facial …

BHS-Sonthofen consolidates process technology expertise within company

27-01-2021

AVA and Filtration Technology division merged to create BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. BHS-Sonthofen has brought together its collective process expertise in filtration, mixing, drying, grabulation, sterilisation and reaction in the newly created Process Technology division. Starting this year, AVA and the Filtration Technology division …

Twenty Degrees launch brings specialty cocoa to craft chocolate makers

26-01-2021

Backed by Olam Cocoa, Twenty Degrees is a new specialty cacao business sourcing premium quality cacao beans from around the world. The premium chocolate market has seen significant growth in recent years as consumers become more interested in the provenance of their food and increasingly seek out high quality, artisanal products with a flavour …

Tate & Lyle expands portfolio of tapioca-based thickening and gelling starches

26-01-2021

Tate & Lyle has expanded its line of tapioca-based starches. The expansion includes the launch of new REZISTA MAX thickening starches and BRIOGEL gelling starches. These tapioca starches are designed to allow food manufacturers deliver products with improved process tolerance, mouthfeel, fluidity and texture. The starches can be used across …

Better Juice seals deal with GEA to scale up sugar-reduction technology

26-01-2021

Better Juice, a sugar-reduction foodtech startup, has partnered with GEA to scale up and expand its global footprint. This move comes as a part of the former’s commitment to transform the global juice industry through advancing its technology for reducing all sugars in orange juices. Both companies agreed to collaboratively construct and …