The National University of Singapore academic behind what is believed to be the world's first probiotic beer has revealed the considerable challenges that had to be overcome for good bacteria to survive in booze.
Japanese supplier Kewpie has seen more than 60 products launched in the country using its hyaluron ingredient Hyabest, with a raft of products touting its beauty or joint pain benefits for the ageing population in the wake of more relaxed regulations.
Chinese authorities may have introduced more stringent infant formula rules, but New Zealand exports are continuing to soar, with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) economists forecasting they will soon top NZ$1bn for the first time.
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has issued a blanket ban on marketing and free sampling of infant formula in hospitals in Pakistan, following a meeting with Formula Milk Association office bearers on 26 September.
DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome considerable pricing and regulatory challenges.
Demand for functional food and drink has shot up in APAC, particularly in China, where 80% of the population claims to want to make their diets more healthy. And four key health concerns are driving sales.