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Asia growth: The main reason Nestle could be keen on Mead Johnson acquisition

The financial press is rife with chatter that Nestle is weighing up a bid for US infant formula firm Mead Johnson.

Functional food and supplement manufacturers urged to get creative with whey protein offerings

South East Asia functional food and supplement firms need to help educate consumers that whey protein isn’t just for body builders, and formulate new products that can help treat the...

Sell-up: Analysts predict more gloom for infant formula firm Bellamy’s as shares slump continues

Replacing CEO Laura McBain hasn’t seen the end of financial turmoil at Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s with shares continuing to slide amid gloomy forecasts from analysts.

Chinese domestic formula companies floundering amid stiff competition

With more than 100 infant milk powder manufacturers established and thousands of product lines launched in the last 30 years, overcrowding in the segment appears to have hit Chinese businesses hard.

Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s facing boardroom battle

Australian infant formula firm Bellamy’s is facing further turmoil after a major shareholder demanded the removal of four of the company’s board directors.

Valio eyes China expansion outside of its infant nutrition base

Finnish dairy firm Valio is seeking to expand out of its infant nutrition base in China by exporting lactose-free milk powders. 

Probiotics have a ‘positive effect’ on stress and anxiety: Meta-analysis

Probiotics consumption may have advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

BioGaia expands in Japan with new probiotics deals

Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia has signed two major deals in Japan with Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Inc. 

Infant nutrition research must focus on Asian needs: Prebiotic review

There is an urgent need for more research on infant nutrition that is centred on South East Asia, with the vast majority of published studies focusing on the western world,...

Focus on food synergies to boost bioavailability, urge researchers

A greater emphasis should be placed on enhancing the bioavailability of key nutrients in foods by focusing on synergies to help fight under nutrition, say researchers from the Indian Council of...

Milk containing only A2 protein doubles disease-fighting antioxidant GSH: Study

Cow's milk containing only A2 protein has been shown to increase the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) that may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power. 

New prebiotic combination enhances calcium, magnesium and iron absorption

A novel combination of prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides could significantly improve absorption of certain minerals, according to new research in rats.

'Great probiotic potential': Korean soy sauce contains bacterial strains with commercial promise

Three bacterial strains isolated from traditional Korean soy sauce show commercial potential as probiotics and starter cultures, say researchers.

Meiji increasing probiotic yogurt drink due to solid sales

Japanese company Meiji Co. Ltd. is increasing production of its Meiji Probio Yogurt drinks.

Wacker opens Singapore food lab as it seeks to boost nutrition and supplements business

Wacker has opened its first Asia food laboratory and technical centre in Singapore as it seeks to boost its nutraceutical and nutrition offerings.

Exclusive interview

‘Time to take supplements and probiotics mainstream in South East Asia’: DuPont

In the second part of our interview with DuPont’s Asia regional president Dr Li Yongjing, we assess the potential for the dietary supplements industry in South East Asia and examine...

Exclusive interview

DuPont's Asia nutrition boss: Dow merger will make us faster, flexible and more efficient

In the first of a two-part interview, DuPont’s Asia president for health and nutrition Dr Li Yongjing discusses the initial turbulence created by the ongoing merger with Dow, and explains...

Probiotics to help drive 44% rise in APAC functional foods market by 2026

The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026 with probiotics projected to be the...

‘$2 trillion prize' for meeting global nutrition and sustainability needs

The food industry needs to stop looking at challenges such as obesity, malnutrition and waste as costly challenges and see them as the opportunities for creating “$2 trillion of added...

Singapore and Malaysia lead the way with voluntary GDA labelling roll-out

‘Significant progress’ has been made in rolling-out voluntary Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) nutrition labelling in Asia over the past four years, but more work is needed to educate consumers and...

a2 Milk Company to expand nutritional range amid soaring infant formula sales

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company has signalled its intention to branch out from infant formula into a broader range of dairy-based nutritional products – with the burgeoning China market very...

Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

Asia’s demand for protein is soaring, but is the Indian market ready for protein-fortified beers and lassi? 

Vitafoods Asia heading to Singapore in 2017

Pan-Asian nutraceutical event Vitafoods Asia will move to a new home in Singapore next year, confirm the event organisers.

Rising global demand sees DSM shift vitamin B6 production to China

Global ingredients supplier DSM has started production of vitamin B6 at its new state-of-the-art facility in Xinghuo, China.

China

Yakult eyes growth in western China with two new regional offices

Yakult is set to further expand its presence in China, with two sales branches set to open in Kunming and Nanning, says the firm. 

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