'Engay' food, produced for patients suffering from the swallowing disorder dysphagia, can provide tasty, nutritious and enjoyable meals for APAC's growing ageing population, according to one of the pioneering Japanese companies behind the...
South East Asia's fortified food market is at a tipping point where it is ready to progress from fortification with traditional vitamins and minerals, and move towards specialised ingredients such as asataxanthin.
Far from following in the footsteps of Europe and the US, the Asia-Pacific region has the potential to be the global leader for food reformulation, in order to create healthier projects for its growing, and rapidly ageing, populations.
The promise of personalised nutrition has been cooled somewhat by the issues surrounding the use of sensitive personal health data, given by the consumer in order to utilise personalised nutrition services.
Research presented at the recent Probiota Americas meeting showed that adding prebiotics to the diet to promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria actually altered the structure of rats' brains in a model testing stress response.
Soon-to-be released guidelines for contract manufacturing organizations and quality standards from the International Probiotics Association will drive the industry to optimal practice, says IPA's vice president.
Industry needs to better strive for regulatory equivalence across Asia, and indeed globally, while also educating policymakers that the fast-paced industry can no longer be governed by rules that are 20 or 30 years old.
APAC's well-documented battle with obesity and diabetes is putting ever-greater pressure on manufacturers to reformulate to improve health outcomes, but what more can be done to encourage consumers, industry and policymakers to make changes for the...